Bored at Home? Try these Five Simple and Delicious Recipes!

Some say “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”, I would say that it is the same for women! And trust me – there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing your loved ones enjoying the meals you have prepared for them!

But if you’re one of those who never step into the kitchen (unless you want to use the microwave), cooking may seem to be really challenging. But with the current situation, you definitely have the time to explore and polish your cooking skills! Why not embark on this journey by trying these simple and delicious recipes? 

Breakfast: Avocado and Egg with Sourdough Bread

Breakfast is the most important meal in a day. Therefore, a good breakfast should always give you the right amount of energy and nutrients. This open sandwich not only does good to your body but is also pleasing to the eyes. 

Credit: Mavis Chong
  • Time needed: 5 minutes
  •  Procedure:
    1. Fry an egg. (Watch this short tutorial if you want to make a poached egg!)
    2. Slice and smash 1/2 avocado.
    3. Toast the bread and put the ingredients on top.
    4. Ready to serve.

Lunch: Scramble Eggs with Shrimp

If you want something more of a “cha chaan teng” style, scramble eggs with shrimp is the thing for you! This dish is rich in protein and goes very well with rice. You can also make it a combo by pairing with a drink!

Credit: Ivy Chui
  • Time needed: 20 minutes
  •  Procedure:
    1. Thaw the shrimps with cold water. Season them with salt and pepper.
    2. Stir-fry the shrimps briefly with green onions.
    3. Beat the eggs and pour them onto the shrimps. 
    4. Ready to serve.

Afternoon Tea: Homemade Sushi

The reasons why people enjoy making sushi at home is because it is fun, easy and allows ample room for creativity. You can come up with your own Signature by using whatever ingredients you like. In this recipe, we are using salmon, fish floss, mayonnaise, cheese, danmuji (Korean yellow pickled radish) and kimchi. But by all means, feel free to improvise and go wild with it!

Credit: Natalie Wong
  • Time needed: 1 hour
  •  Procedure:
    1. Cook sushi rice. Season with rice vinegar, salt and sugar.
    2. Place the seaweed flatly on the bamboo mat. Add a layer of sushi rice onto the seaweed.
    3. Place your desired ingredients on top of the rice.
    4. Roll it up tightly and cut into pieces.
    5. Ready to serve.

Dinner: Pan-fried Salmon

If you can fry an egg, you can do the same trick with everything else. Feel free to serve this dish with rice, pasta, fries and/or boiled vegetables to make it more balanced and healthy!

Credit: Ivy Chui
  • Time needed: 5 minutes
  •  Procedure:
    1. Season the salmon with salt and pepper.
    2. Pan-fry the salmon with medium heat for 3 minutes.
    3. Flip to the other side and pan-fry for 2 minutes.
    4. Ready to serve.

Dessert: Tofu Cheesecake

As the saying goes, “desserts is stressed spelt backwards”. And not only does eating desserts make you happy but making the dessert itself is also stress-relieving! With this no-bake recipe, you can even make this ‘Instagrammable’ cheesecake without an oven!

Credit: Natalie Wong
  • Time needed: 5.5 hours (1.5 hours for preparation, 4 hours for refrigeration)
  •  Procedure:
    1. Mix butter with digestive biscuit flakes and melted chocolate. Press mixture into a mould.
    2. Boil the silken tofu for 1 minute.
    3. Mix the tofu with sugar and cream cheese.
    4. Add whipping cream and gelatine and mix well.
    5. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
    6. Ready to serve.

Featured image by Ray Piedra from Pexels

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