Personally I try to cook just enough for the day. Many times we can’t avoid leftovers especially when we have celebration meals or guests. We can turn leftovers or scraps into appetizing delicious food simply by being creative. My suggestion to all is not to keep your leftovers for more than 3 days in the refrigerator or 10 days in the freezer. Best is to use it the next meal or the next day. Any leftover roasted meat like chicken, beef or duck is very easy to turn into a delicious dish.
Here I have chosen leftover duck specifically from Peking duck or roasted duck. Any leftover meat bones can make into a flavorful broth and you can use it for soup noodles or spicy sourish soup or umami miso soup. Whereas for the roasted meat, it is best to eat it cool without reheating it because you want tender leftover meat. Best is to wear gloves when deboning the roasted duck and cut it to smaller bite sizes. Vinaigrette will enhance cooked meat and help digestion.
By managing food sustainably and reducing waste, we can help provide a bridge in our communities for those who do not have enough to eat, and conserve resources for future generations.
Recently, as we celebrated Mother’s Day, I imagined that if my grandma (Ah Mah) is still around, what would I have cooked for her. I think she will like these three Hakka dishes that I have modified and twisted without compromising the flavors. Hakka dishes focus more on the richness in flavors and balance in texture. Due to my busyness of work and my desire to cook for my family of 4, most of the time, I can only afford 30 minutes or less to fix a meal. If one is not so familiar with cooking, it might take slightly longer but once you get a hang of it, you will find it easy and simple.
When I bake at home, I choose to differ from what is available in the marketplace. One of the key ingredients that I don’t use in my baking/cooking is refined sugar. So I like to create recipes with other much healthier options like 100% Maple Syrup to sweeten my home baked food, especially dessert.
Maple syrup helps protect against cancer, protect skin health and supplies important vitamins and minerals. The Peach Gum dessert is an Asian style dessert with a hint of Maple Apple fragrance. The Apricot Upside Down Coconut Crossover is my creation when I set out to bake a healthier, nutritious and yummy upside down apricot cake. These 2 desserts are very low calories, Gluten free, Diary free and Keto. A cup of fragrant healthier tea matches well with these desserts.
Life is beautiful when we are given the opportunity to make a brave choice. A choice to surrender the things that have been great, in exchange for greater.