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Monday, 23 April 2018

Home Cooked Dinner On A Cloudy Day

There are days when I am too lazy to cook. It is especially so when the weather is hot and sweaty and cooking in the hot kitchen is no fun at all. If I have to cook, then I will think of the simplest recipes to avoid spending much time in the kitchen. Here is one of such home cook meal for 2 people.
Lotus root soup, green veggie & steamed rice - a simple balanced meal.
Ingredients for the soup: lotus root, arrowroot, pork rib, red dates & goji berries. Everything is placed in a pressure cooker together with enough water to cook and then seasoned with salt to taste.
Blanched Romaine lettuce drizzled with a bit of soy sauce. Of course it will taste much better with some garlic oil but it was not available that evening.
Steamed rice for 2 people.
Most of the time I like to eat the rice soaked in the bowl of soup. I used to do that in my younger days when I want to watch some TV series in the hall.
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This was one of the days with an overcast sky.
Sunrise at 8 am.
Sunrise blocked by the cloud.
Evening sky at 5.50 pm.
It was a dull, gloomy day.

When a man is gloomy, everything seems to go wrong;

when he is cheerful, everything seems right!

(Proverbs 15:15, The Living Bible-TLB)

40 comments:

  1. Simple home-cooked meal is good for me. No need to crack my head thinking what to cook and sweat in the kitchen. Lol

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    1. I like to cook soup. Very easy, everything goes into the pot!

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  2. It looks good, and you made so many courses! I can usually only make one dish at a time, else I ruin the others.

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    1. Thank you, Ginny! It is just a 2-dish meal and very simple ones.

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  3. Lotus root soup is one of my favourite soup...

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  4. LIn Ngau thong...long time didnt drink this. Yea...sometimes dont know what to eat

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    1. Yes, sometimes don't know what to buy also!

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    1. The local lotus roots are getting rare. Mostly imported from China.

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  6. The soup and its ingredients is a complete meal for me.

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  7. ...Lotus root soup. now that's a new one for me!

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  8. I love to cook. That Lotus root soup sounds like something I would like to try. Will look in my neighborhood for some. I live a block away from the Asian community here in Brooklyn.

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    1. I think you might be able to find the lotus root in the Asian market. Wish you the best!

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  9. I like your lotus root soup. Actually simple home cooked meals like this can be very satisfying.

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    1. Just 1 big bowl with all the ingredients is enough for my dinner without any rice.

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  10. Hi nancy i love your simple homecooked meals, simple yet delicious and i like your sky photos

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    1. Thank you, Libby! Most important we enjoy it!

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  11. Lotus root. I've never heard about this one. What does it taste like?
    Have a wonderful Monday Nancy. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. I can only say you will have to taste it to know.

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  12. I would love to have had dinner with you. it looks very good.

    Have a fabulous day and week, Nancy. ♥

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    1. Thank you, Sandee! I would love to share it with you! Have a beautiful new day!

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  13. The food looks good and I love the sky shots. Have a good week Diane

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  14. Buenas noches Nancy. Besitos.

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    1. Thank you, Mimi! Actually these are very simple dishes to cook.

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    1. I like lettuce but cutting down on rice intake!

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  17. A very 'ching' and healthy meal.

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    1. Yes, should be eating more of these healthy meals.

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