Written by Zoey Siow
Being a stay at home mum doesn’t give me the luxury of spending hours in the kitchen. Sometimes, I need to prepare the quickest meals I can, but I still want them to be nutritious for my boys.
I know many moms face the same issues I do, so I put together four recipes of mine that work wonders on days I really need to throw a meal together quick!
These recipes are foolproof, delicious, can be done is less than an hour and most importantly, they're my boys’ favourite, but feel free to modify them. I've given some recommendations at the end of each recipe.
300 gm salmon fillet
2x potatoes (or 1 potato and 1 carrot)
Cheddar cheese (grated)
Seasoning and spices (optional or add to suit your taste)
Peel potatoes and cut them into big chunk
Steam the cut potatoes for about 10-15 mins or until tender
Clean salmon and rub some salt on the surface
Pan fried/steam salmon. Discard the salmon skin after cooking.
Mashed potatoes with a fork/whisk. Season with pepper, salt and parsley
Mashed salmon with a fork.
Lay the mashed salmon in oven proof ramekin.
Layer mashed potato on top of the salmon.
Sprinkle a handful of grated cheddar cheese
Bake in the oven for 10 mins at 170 deg C.
Replace fish with meat of your choice. It is recommended to use mince meat for this recipe and marinate the meat ahead of time for a better taste.
Personally, I like to marinate meat with onion powder, soy sauce/ himalayan salt and sesame oil. I love the smell of sesame oil.
Sweet Potato Pancake
1 big sweet potato
1 small onion
Grated cheddar cheese
Peel and shred the sweet potato and set aside.
Chop the onion finely. Use hand chopper if you have one.
Mix sweet potato and onion, add salt and pepper to your taste
Add in a handful of grated cheddar cheese and mix well.
Lay baking sheet on the oven tray.
Pour the mixture on the baking sheet. Press and flatten the mixture to about 5mm.
Add more cheese on top if you are a cheese lover.
Bake at 170 deg C for 15 mins
If you are not a cheese lover, replace cheese with egg. Cheese/ Egg act as a binder in this recipe.
You could also add in chia seed to the mixture.
Steam Potato Egg
Frozen sweet corn
Peel and cut potato in big chunk
Boil potato for 10 mins or until tender
Beat the eggs and add a dash of salt. Set aside.
Roughly mashed the potato with fork, add frozen sweet corn and mix well
Lay the mixture on a ramekin. Pour in the beaten egg
Steam for 5mins
Sprinkle some parsley flake on top (optional)
You can use carrots instead of corn. If you are using carrot, boil the carrot together with potato and mashed it with a fork.
1 cup of macaroni
Handful of broccoli florets (chopped)
Grated cheddar cheese
Cook macaroni as per the pack instructions
Lay the cook macaroni on a ramekin
Add chopped broccoli.
Add in a generous amount of grated cheddar cheese.
Bake for 10-15 mins at 170 deg C
You can add in chicken cube/ mince meat if you want protein added to this dish. Otherwise, it is delicious as it is.
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