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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New Dish - Brocoli

Brocoli is today menu for Ryan's dinner.Broccoli is very high in Vitamin C and is a great source of soluble fiber, it makes broccoli wonderful to add to baby food recipes.
I cooked the brocoli with Japanese tofu and add some sliced pork. First I cut the brocoli into small pieces,then soak in salt water to get rid of any dirty stuffs stucked inside the vege for about 1 hour (tips from my sis).Then I boiled the brocoli in hot water,so that they will become soft and can maintain the greenish look. It is best not to stir fried the brocoli very long after you have boiled it, coz its colour will become yellowish and does not looks fresh. Brocoli is Ryan's favo vegetable,normally I will cook it with porridge as well.

***Happy Tuesday ***


Daddy said...

Haha. That was the first mistake I made when I first tried cooking. My brocolli became soaky and yellowish. EEkkkkk.....Now, it's just boiling them in hot water and STIR fried before serving. One of my favourite vege...Will definitely come back for your recipes when Ryan is ready for his solid food.

MeRy said...

Daddy - Tq for dropping by my blog.I also did the same mistake like u..brocoli become yellowish n the taste is gone.

alicia said...

i have prob wif my girl's diet... she onli likes porridge n she dun take dishes... she will spit it all out..sigh

Mummy Gwen said...

I normally cooked broccoli in porridge. Will try yr recipe one day..haha..Ryan is a good boy, eats whatever mummy cook. :)

MeRy said...

Alicia - tq for dropping by my blog.Do u mean that ur gal only eat plain porridge?? How old is she now?

Mummy Gwen - let's giv a try,brocoli is taste nice with Japanese tofu.

the little prince said...

Nice recipe.

When I cook porridge, I normally cook the brocoli separately to avoid the brocoli become yellowish.

I will use blender to blender the brocoli then add into the porridge later....a bit kiasu,want to save all the brocoli vitamin!! :-)

little prince's mummy said...

Wow! everyday also got new recipe.. :)

LittleLamb said...

Ryan is such a good boy. Can take all kinds/type of food. U introduce durian to him yet? hehehehehe

i m still headache on the milk change.. *nightmare*

Esmeralda said...

Another way to keep broccoli's greeness is to add some sugar when boiling them. This way it will be green and crunchy!

Esmeralda said...

Nice combination by the way. It's good tat Ryan likes brocolli..

MeRy said...

Yugene - I also blend the brocoli lasttime wen Ryan haven't rch 14 mths old...After that no more blending on the vege,I just cut into small pieces n let him bite/chew.

Peiwun - SOmetimes I also headache what to cook for Ryan..I try to make different menu for him everyday for the whole wik.

Little lamb - Ryan does not like durian...that's heaty fruit also,its good that he does not like it at the moment.
Little philip still refuse to drink Enfa??

Esmeralda - Tq for the tips...will try it out nextime.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

So nice and yummy! I also like to cook brocolli with prawn for my meal.

So normally when you prepared Ryan's meal, is that means that your and your husband will be sharing the same meal too?

slavemom said...

Am wondering, will the brocoli become salty after soaking in salt water for 1 hr? N thx for the tip! :)

little prince's mummy said...

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agnes said...

hey mery, sorry my office blocked shoutbox so couldnt leave message there.

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MeRy said...

Joanne - I seldom cook brocoli with prawn..may give a try nextime.
Normally the balance of the dishes will be eaten by me n hubby. Normally I will cook 1 dish only for Ryan's dinner and the rest is cooked by MIL(provided mil is at home).

Slavemom - the brocoli won't be salty coz u still need to cook it after that.

Peiwun - Tq for the tag.

Agnes - Tq for the award.