Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Bitter Gourd Chicken Soup & Chives Egg Omelette For Dinner

Bitter gourds or bitter melons are consumed for the many health benefits. These gourds or melons have cancer fighting properties, can help to reduce blood sugar, decrease cholesterol, reduce weight, and etc. Since the weather is so hot, it will be good to make soup with my home grown bitter gourds. For dinner one evening, I cooked the following 2 dishes.
 Bitter gourd and chicken soup.
First, I boiled red dates, goji berries, carrot, and chicken. I lower the fire to simmer until the soup is almost ready before adding the bitter gourds to simmer till soften. Add salt to taste.
 Chives and egg omelette.
 Wheat flour noodles or meesua with some spring onions.
 Scoop hot soup and ingredients over the noodles.
Hubby doesn't like meesua, so I cooked dried noodle for him. Nice dinner consisting of noodle with bitter gourd chicken soup and chive egg omelette.
 I don't know how I could miss noticing this big bitter gourd. By the time I noticed it, it was fully ripe and no longer edible. I kept the seeds for sowing future new plants. 
 Every morning I water the plants but I didn't notice this! This was one of the biggest gourds.
These items were on display at the National Museum. I have the same type of ceramic plates with the same flower design.


A 14-day movement control nationwide will take effect from 18th - 31st Mac until further notice in order to curb the spread of the virus. Everyone is responsible to play his or her part during this time of pandemic crisis. Let us unite and pray.

Be alert and of sober mind.
Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion
looking for someone to devour.
Resist him, standing firm in the faith,
because you know that the family of believers throughout
the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
(1 Peter 5:8-9, New International Version-NIV)

54 comments:

  1. Contrary to your hubby, i like meesua. I love looking at those vintage items. The bible verse is very suitable for this post.

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  2. Wahhh.. I thought the orange bitter gourd can be eaten too!

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  3. Stay well during this awful pandemic. Hand washing, good sanitation, avoiding close contact with other people and following the directives of your public health officials are going to be a whole lot more effective than prayer.

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    1. Thank you, David. We are responsible to observe all the directives and fully cooperate with the authorities for everyone's safety. Instead of panicking and being fearful, it is good to turn to God in prayer for His peace and protection.

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  4. I think the bitter gourd is beautiful...I had wondered did they ever change color.

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  5. We used to take bitter gourd soup sometime, as me, mom and dad have diabetic we make it to reduce sugar. I too wonder despite its size how you let it ripen! Beautiful ceramic carriers and plates.

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    1. Thank you, Jeevan. According to our older generation, anything that is bitter has health benefits.

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  6. The food looks delicious and I love omelettes. Keep well Diane

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    1. Not only children but we adults love omelettes too. Keep well and stay safe.

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  7. Love all the food. Yummy. We too are staying in. We are in that age bracket that we need to be careful.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. Stay healthy. ♥

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    1. Agree. We have to be extra careful. Stay safe, Sandee.

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  8. Oh sounds so good thanks for this recipe!

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  9. Those are lovely plates. I used to order bitter melon stuffed with pork hash, but the Chinese restaurant closed. I don't see that on the menu at other restaurants.

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    1. I hope one day you will find one restaurant with this item on their menu.

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  10. ...I remember thermos bottles like that one, the carriers (I don't know what they are called) are beautiful. Thanks Nancy for stopping by, stay safe and healthy.

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  11. Muchas gracias Nancy, los platos son maravillosos y desconocía esta calabaza. La cerámica es preciosa. Besos.

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  12. The noodles look the best to me. I had no idea about all the health benefits of the bitter gourd! I don't think we have this kind here.

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  13. Wheat flour noodles make me hungry....yummy

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  14. So delicious food :) Have a great day :)

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  15. Tasty and wholesome home cooked dishes. the golden bitter gourd colour is so nice.

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  16. I have never heard of bitter gourd...sorry you didn't notice it sooner! Your dishes are very pretty!

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  17. I've never had bitter gourd. I think I'd have to go to an international market to find it. Stay safe!

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  18. These foods are mouthwatering, Nancy!
    I love the plate with these unique flower design. I remember you them too.

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  19. The yellow gourd is pretty hanging there. A good idea to save the seeds. I do the same with surplus veg and fruit that we grow. The soup looks tasty. Let us pray as well as taking the health measures seriously. Have a peaceful day Nancy.

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  20. Fascinating seeing how differently we cook.
    Thank you for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/03/check-out-wienermobile.html

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  21. That bitter gourd must have some magical hiding powers.

    Oo nice dishes, now I feel like having meesua soup too.

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  22. Muy buena comida, la sopa me encanta. Besitos y que tengamos salud.

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  23. I would like to eat some delicious chicken soup too ❤

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