Cinnamon hot chocolate

Cold winter night. It is that time of the year. Yes, I am talking about exams and deadlines haha. It is the busy moments before the great holiday season. What better ways to brew some hot chocolate to cozy up and run towards the final line? I like to brew my own hot chocolate because I can control the amount of sugar and the type of milk. Today I am making it with regular milk. I have also tried with soymilk, it tastes gorgeous.

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Grass green smoothie

The color looks super healthy, the name sounds super healthy. The taste? It tastes great! The sentence “It tastes healthy” somehow have a negative connotation, the underlying expression is “It tastes meh, but it is healthy, so I will eat it.” It does not have to be so. Delicious and healthy can go hand in hand. Trust me, this smoothie is delicious. The avocado and coconut make the smoothie super creamy and flavorful. The addition of spinach is great for your body in every single sense, it also enhances the beautiful green color.

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Bubblegum pink smoothie

Making smoothie is similar to mixing colors. The base consists of yogurt (soy or biological full yogurt), and banana. With this beige undertone, I add in fruits and vegetables to fine tune the colors. Usually, there is a maximum of three additional ingredients, otherwise the taste would be clashing. To make the smoothie extra creamy, try to add in some frozen ingredients, such as frozen banana or berries.

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Fried rice with bok choy and minced beef + fried rice tips

Fried rice is nutritious and quick to make. It is among the first dishes I have ever made. You can get extremely creative with the ingredients. The base is always with cooked rice and eggs. Of course you can use other grains such as brown rice, black rice etc. Then, I add one type of vegetable and one type of meat and viola~ After stir frying all the ingredients, they are really to eat!

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Beef steamed eggs

I have seriously missed the taste of this. Every time I went to my grandparents, they always made this so nicely. It was such a simple and delicious dish that I encountered so often. Beef steamed egg, 肉饼子炖蛋, is usually present at cafeterias in Shanghai. I never knew this is a Shanghainese regional dish until now, which makes it even more special. The original recipe calls for minced pork, but minced pork is difficult to find in the Netherlands, so I will go with minced beef. This is equally delicious!

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