Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Going Green

Relax. This is not a fashion statement, though looking at this dress reminded me of the song lyrics '...If I had a million dollars, I'll buy you a dress, but not a real green dress, that's cruel...' Oh, I'm sure there's lots of pretty green dresses out there too.And I'm not going green in honor of St. Patrick's day yet. Although it would be fun to have another wild and crazy party again.

In case you are wondering, I am not turning green from eating way too much chocolate (done that before), or going green as in environmental issues, although I do recycle and my house is a build-green house and every little bit helps.

Nope. This time I am going green in terms of vegtables....Like these beautiful pea sprouts I bought from the asian market.I had always done the salad route in terms of vegtables especially for the hot summer months. But my gf Rosie's visit had left me with wonderful advice and lessons in adding more greens in my cooking. So I have been introducing more green, leafy vegtables to my family's meal at least twice a week. And here's a picture that made it all worthwhile! My kid chomping on her veggies. Who knew my kid would like kai lan?!?Kai Lan with oyster sauce
Blanch kai lan and put into ice-cold bath. Drain. Heat up oil in wok and stir fry garlic til fragrant. Add kai lan and cook for 1-2 mins. Add oyster sauce, cornstarch mixture for another 1-2 mins and serve.
Thanks Rosie!


Anonymous said...

Your girls are so good with food.

Is that water cress (sai yong choy) I see? Love it with in pork ribs soup. My kids love them.

Anonymous said...

I thought that dress wasn't so bad. But your girl is so good with her vegtables. Good work, mom!

Retno Prihadana said...

Wow..They´re really green and healthy. I Just remember words from a book said: "Money will buy.....
medicine but not health
food but not appetite ".
I am glad that you´ve tried my chicken shrimps balls´ recipe.

Anonymous said...

I'm so pleased to hear that your kids love the kai lan and that you're eating bittergourds!! Fantastic news.

Is that who I think in the picture??

Robert loves very much fried water-cress with garlic.

Keep it up!!

Home Cooking said...

what a healthy dish. i should give more green food to my family too, my hubby doesnt likes vegy too much, he prefer meat or chick.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Judy,
Thanks! Like every mom, I love when they eat healthy! :)

Hi San.y,
LOL! I love green color, but not too sure about that style leh! ;)
Thanks for your approval! haha!

Hi Retno Prihadana,
Love that phrase, so true.
And me kids liked your chicken shrimp balls too! :)

Hi Rosie,
Must buy lotto now that you finally left a comment. LOL!
Thanks for leaving a comment.
Yes, that's who you thought it was.
Watercress with garlic? Another one to try! :)

Hi Isha,
Me too, although I now try to sneak in some veggies with my meat and chicken. ;)

Cris said...

Oh my, I wish my kids would eat vegetables like yours!

eastcoastlife said...

Don't you have vegies for every meal? I serve greens every meal. It's a good habit. Children these days are not eating enough greens.

Anonymous said...

Yup! I like kai lan prepared this way. But sometimes when I'm really lazy, I just eat them blanched :O

KellytheCulinarian said...

Kids that like to eat their veggies? What a world.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yum! I love those veggies too! Glad that your girls love to eat green. That's very good!

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!

I love pea sprouts and gai lan. Good for you for starting your kids early.

Cynthia said...

You see, all you got to do is let them try it :)

daphne said...

That's a picture to keep! (I mean your girl having a go at kailan!). =)

PS-the dress is quite pretty! ;p

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Cris,
LOL! Kids! I keep thinking that this won't last, but I sure hope it does!

Hi Eastcoastlife,
My kids do get veggies every meal, but not cooked green veggies.

Hi Tigerfish,
Just blanched is good too!

Hi Kelly,
I know! That's why I keep pinching myself!

Hey C,
Thanks! I hope this keeps up! haha!

Hi Wandering Chopsticks,
Thanks for visiting my blog too!
I try my best!

Hi Cynthia,
You never know with kids!

Hi Daphne,
I had that enlarged for the kitchen! LOL!
Yeah, a dress like that sure gets some attention. hehe!

Big Boys Oven said...

We love kai lan so much because of the crunchiness and sweetness.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Big Boys Oven
Me too!