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Thursday, 11 January 2018

Simple Home Cooked Dinners For 2 People

Once in a while I will cook whenever I feel like cooking. There was one particular morning when I suddenly have the desire to cook braised pork in soy sauce. I had to use up the 2 potatoes and an egg, so I conveniently added them into the braised pork. If I don't use them, the egg will continue to sit in the fridge and very soon the potatoes will start to sprout shoots.
This is my version of Braised Pork in soy sauce with egg and potatoes.

Plain blanched Malabar Spinach, freshly harvested from my garden.
We had steamed rice with these two dishes.
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There was another evening when we had a simple dinner at home. Our dinner consisted of "otak-otak" and sweet potato leaves.

Took out the packet of frozen "prawn otak-otak" from the freezer.

Instead of heating up the oven, I steamed the "otak-otak" together with the rice.

There is plenty of prawns in the "otak-otak".

I only had to cook this stir-fried sweet potato leaves with garlic and salt to taste. We had steamed rice with these two dishes. Looks like my cooking is getting simpler because I am getting lazier. Lol!
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The following photos are for joining Good Fences.
Sunrise at 8 am on a gloomy morning.
same as above
Gloomy evening sky at 6.40 pm.

Linking to Good Fences.

For he has rescued us out of the darkness and gloom of Satan's kingdom

and brought us into the Kingdom of his dear Son,

who bought our freedom with his blood and forgave us all our sins.

(Colossians 1:13-14, The Living Bible-TLB)

46 comments:

  1. Your cooking looks like fine restaurant food!

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    1. Thank you, Ginny! Looks like only, but taste wise good enough for home cook. Lol!

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  2. Make me hungry looking at the food photos. Lol.

    Prawn otak-otak. Never had that. Usually it is fish in it.

    I would not be cooking for probably a week or so. Renovating my kitchen.

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    1. We bought the fish and prawn otak otak to try. Use the renovating period to rest!

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  3. Nancy, simple food is really the best! ^.^

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  4. Homemade food packed with much love - can't find these kinds sold outside:)

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    1. Thank you, Annie! Only in our own homes.

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  5. loved that this time you decided to cook and what a deliciouslooking food you prepared dear Nancy!

    never saw potato leaves looks nice

    sky shots are awesome!

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    1. Thank you, Baili! Sweet Potato leaves are easy to grow in our own garden.

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  6. Hola Nancy, eres una buena cocinera, tu comida tiene un aspecto muy muy rico. Fotos preciosas. Buen día. Besos.

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  7. I love to eat these dishes. Very tasty though you may say that they are simple but I don't think so, not when I am cooking - these dishes are not simple at all. LOL! I love to eat Malabar Spinach. Is the leaves and stalks a bit smooth and a tiny bit slimy or is that another type of vege?

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    1. Yes, that is the same vege as Malabar Spinach.

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  8. Suddenly I have a craving for braised soya sauce pork. LOL!

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  9. I bought the otah before from supermarket, but fish, usually I steam...

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    1. My first time trying the prawn otak otak.

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  10. It looks delicious. Take care Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane! I hope you are well too!

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  11. I love the braised pork with potato and egg and the otak otak

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  12. Good cooking Nancy!
    We hope our gray dull skies clear soon for sunshine!

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    1. Thank you, Christine! The rainy days are upon us!

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  13. Dramatic skies! The pork dish looks tasty.

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  14. Looks delicious and always nice to cook at home. A delight to see the dramatic skies.

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  15. You're home-cooked meals look amazing. I would love to have some of each dish.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ♥

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    1. Thank you, Sandee! You are most welcome to try them!

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  16. When you have cooked for a family for many years, you deserve to make simple meals and take a break, especially when the simple meals are so good!

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    1. A simple meal is enough to fill our tummies! Thank you, Mimi!

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  17. But sometimes a simple meal is the best meal!

    I love the sky in those first two fence shots....so beautiful.

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  18. Both meals look appetising enough. :)

    My mum always makes braised pork with hard-boiled eggs so to me it's part of the dish.

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    1. What a coincidence! My mom adds hard-boiled eggs also!

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