Thursday, May 9, 2013

Tuna Melt Pockets

1 (170ml/ 6oz.) Can Tuna, drained and flaked
4 Tofu Puffs
¼ Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Green Onion
1 Tbsp Mayonnaise
½ Cup Water (for steaming)

1. Finely chop the green part of the green onion
2. Add the green onion and mayonnaise to the tuna and mix well
3. Add water to a small saucepan. Put the steamer insert into the small saucepan and turn the heat to med-high and keep the lid on
4. Empty the tofu puffs and stuff them with the tuna mixture
5. Once starting to steam, line the tuna pockets into the steamer insert, sprinkle with shredded cheese and steam on medium heat for about 10 min ( you can tell by the melted cheese)

Wondering about the mysterious ingredient named "tofu puffs"? Here's what they look like :)

Tofu puffs are made from soy beans and it is a member of the big family of tofu products. It's a healthy ingredients because it contains no cholesterol and contributes a source of protein and calcium to a balanced diet. What I love the most about these puffs is that they can hold other ingredients in cute little pockets. Great for making side dishes and appetizers. Sunrise is one of my favourite brand because they use non-GMO soy beans~

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Chickpea Hash Browns

Chickpea Hash Browns

Ingredients (yield 12 bite-size patties):

1 Cup Chickpeas, Dry*
1 Egg, Large
¼ tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Pepper, Ground
¼ tsp Garlic Powder
¼ tsp Onion Powder
3-4 tsp Pure Olive Oil (for pan-frying)
*If using canned beans, use one 796ml (28 oz) can

1.      Rinse or drain the cooked chickpeas
2.      Mash the chickpeas till they become slightly creamy but with some chunks (the texture is up to your preference J)
3.      Add the egg and spices into the mashed chickpeas and mix well
4.      Add oil to a non-stick frying pan. On medium heat, drop approx. 1 tbsp scoops of the mixture into the pan, slightly apart from each other
5.      Cook for approx 3 min till one side turns golden brown and flip to cook the other side for about another minute