Sunday, April 28, 2013

Super Fast Snack: Cheesy French Toast 乳酪法国吐司

This a simple snack that can be ready in no time and Cheddar cheese provides extra calcium for the growing bones, so do give it a try today.

Preparation Time: 3 min
Cooking Time: 5 min
Serving for: 2 little ones

Friday, April 26, 2013

Cheese for Little Ones 乳酪与小宝

Do you or your little ones like cheese? How much do you know about cheese like what cheese to offer to little ones and when is the right time to introduce cheese? To be honest, I knew so little about cheese all these while until I decided to spend sometime to read and learn more about it. This post is all above cheese. So if you are not a cheese lover or have no intention of introducing cheese into your little one's diet, you may opt to stop here...

World of Cheese. Photo originally from

I introduced cheese to my duo after they turned 1 year old as I wasn't quite into cheese. I baked cheese crackers using natural cheddar cheese block for my girl when she was 14 month old, she liked it and so is the elder brother. Both of them showed no sign of allergies at all.

So I thought, she is fine with cheese.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Homemade Dumpling Soup 猪肉萝卜饺子汤

I love dumplings since I was a kid. A bowl of hot dumpling soup on a windy night is just perfect to warm the tummy. Toss in some noodles and you have a bowl of hot dumpling soup noodles. It's really an easy dish that is suitable for young and old alike.

While my mom made really mouth watering dumplings, its usually full meaty and with added MSG, so I came out with my own version that is more balance with added vegetable, free of MSG and sugar. It turned out pretty delicious, my little boy had 4 of the dumplings, an unusual number for a picky eater like him. Even my 16 month old baby girl had 2 which I smashed up and mixed into her rice.

Soup dumpling, the way I like it.

The freshly made dumplings, uncooked

The making of the filling is easy, the tricky part is actually wrapping them up into nice shape without falling apart. Let me share my methods here, it's really not that complicated as it seems... Believe it or not, this is my first time trying these wrapping methods :)