Strawberry rhubarb jam + sterilise jars

Making jam is one of my favourite cooking process. The process is quite easy and you can customise the fruit combination to your liking. One of the best parts is that you know the ingredients that you put in there. Homemade jam does not contain any stabilisers, preservatives or all those fancy chemical names. It stays well for a month, and if you sterilise the jam jar, the jam can keep for one year unopened.

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Chia pudding

Chia pudding is a great breakfast to kick start your day. Chia seeds contains a high amount of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein and other goodies. You can simply sprinkle them on your oatmeal, smoothie, salad or make a chia pudding. Chia pudding is extremely easy to prepare. The taste of the pudding is versatile depending on the liquid you soak the seeds in. My favorites are with coconut water, soy milk, milk, almond milk, oh! I soaked them in bubble tea once, it was delicious.

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Scallion oil noodles 

Scallion oil noodles is my childhood favorite. The fragrant of freshly chopped scallions lightly fried in oil; the color of the scallions transformed from green to golden brown (back then this would be the edible gold foil); the process of mixing the oil with the noodles; and the smooth taste of noodles seasoned with soy sauce. Everything is just right, at the right place, at the right time. Reminds me so much of Shanghai.

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Rice pudding with pear

Rice pudding is another rice heaven. It is a nice warm bowl of coziness for autumn and winter. The pudding naturally tastes sweet because of the milk, rice and banana. With the addition of pear, the dish has sweet bursts of refreshing flavor. The softness and coldness of pear makes a good contrast with the rice pudding. Plus, cinnamon and chocolate never go wrong. By now, this feels like a dessert. It sure tastes like one. The method of making rice pudding is similar to that of oatmeal.

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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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