Soup for the wise

Are you the type of mommy who need to prepare food for your family at least 3 times a day? I am. 🙂

Is good to be able to cook for your love ones. But, sometimes… I just don’t have the time to cook. Still, I try not buy out although it is quite easy and cheap to eat out or order take away compare with other country. It is just a 5 min walk, cost RM5 meal for 2. But, I often question the quality of food I am getting. They are often high in sodium, carbo and protein with very little, almost non vegetable. Else, they are not up to my taste. 😛

So, very often I push myself to come out with something simple and nutritious. I also tried not to compromise on the quality of food in term of ingredients used. I tried to avoid process food, less oil, sugar and salt. I am all in for recipe which is quick, healthy and appetizing.

I attended a parenting course recently and share my struggle in prepare “fast” food. I am very blessed to be among an experience counselor who share with me a quick way to prepare a quick meal… always have some chicken stock ready.

The idea is to cook a pot of chicken stock with various vegetables. Slowly boil till all the essence of the ingredients melted in the soup. Then, leave it cold and store in a air tight container in the freezer.

So, I have 1 chicken, 2 big carrot, 2 sweet corn, 2 big onion and boiling them slowly for an hour or so…

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You can also use cabbage, reddish, potato and even leek. Just put them together and boil them away!

I store up total of 12 tub of stock ready to be used in spaghetti, pasta, la men, Cantonese soup rice, grass noodles, risottos, porridge, mix vege pot, tofu pot and etc. The possibility is unlimited. I no longer need waste time to boiling chicken stock and defrost meat. The depth of the stock is enough to created the flavour needed. The rest is just the little bits and pieces of ingredient to create different variation of flavour, the presentation for a more appetizing and nutritious meal. All in 30 mins or less, depending on recipe.

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