We have with us Cassandra of Loft48 with us in Homecooks Spotlight here.
Cassandra used to do freelance graphic designing before becoming a full time stay home mum. She has two kids – a 6-yr old boy & a 5-yr old girl. Let’s read what she has to share with us today.
What inspires you when it comes to food?
Whatever that makes my family & friends happy
What do you enjoy about cooking or baking?
It’s therapeutic for me. It’s time alone in the kitchen doing what I love.
Where do most of your recipes come from?
Internet or my mum
What is our favourite kind of food to make?
Do you plan a weekly menu?
If so, what inspires your menu?
It depends on what fresh ingredients I get from the market and the weather.
What is your favourite recipe posted on your blog/website?
Hot pan tofu with chicken & prawns
What is your favourite kitchen tool/appliance?
Happycall pan, thermal pot & Tanyu claypot
What is your best tip for getting dinner on the table?
Do dishes that can use different tool at one time. For example, soup can be prepared in a thermal pot in the morning while a stir fry vegetable can be done in a wok & meat stew in a claypot.
What kind of food did you eat growing up? Do you cook the same kinds of things today?
My grandpa used to cook in a zi char stall & he cooks for us. Unfortunately I didn’t pick up any recipes when he was around.
What is your favourite part about blogging?
Sharing what I love to do with like-minded people
What is your best tip to becoming a successful blogger?
Taking nice pictures to wow people’s appetite
Will you show us your kitchen?
What is your favourite thing about your kitchen?
It’s functional & my territory
What was the first dish you’ve ever cooked?
Bah kut teh
What is the best thing you’ve ever eaten?
A batard that has a thin crust with light & fluffy insides. I’ve since made breakfast, lunch & dinner with it. It’s so good to have it in French toast, or topped with tuna mayo or slather with pâté. It can be bought from great world city, cold storage bakery.
Which are your favourite food blogs/ websites?
Chinese soup lady
The little teochew
A recipe to share with Munch Ministry’s readers –
Hot Pan Egg Tofu with Chicken & Prawns
Serve 6-8 person as part of a meal
1 boneless chicken leg, minced and marinate with 1 tsp Knorr Hao Chi seasoning, 2 tbsp soya sauce, 1 tsp sesame oil, 1 tsp chinese wine, 2 tbsp cornflour and 1/4 tsp salt & pepper to taste
8 pieces of prawns, deshell, devein, dice and marinate with 1/4 tsp sesame oil, 1 tsp cornflour and abit of salt
A handful of mixed vegetable
1 egg tofu, cut into 1 cm thickness, coat with 1 beaten egg
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 slices of young ginger
2 tbsp cornflour mixed with 6 tbsp water
3 eggs, beaten till frothy with mixture of ¼ tsp of vinegar, 1 tsp fish sauce, 1 tbsp water & 1 tbsp cornflour
Spring onion or chinese parsley for garnish
– Add egg tofu