Sunday, December 4, 2022

How to use calcium propionate in sauce

Calcium propionate

I have been looking for something to extend the shelf life of my sauces and came across calcium propionate. It's predominantly found in breads and baked goods as a preservative to inhibit or slow down the growth of mold and prevent spoilage, but can also be used in dairy, beverages, alcoholic drinks, and processed meats. It is also used in sauces, jellies, and jams, etc.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Easy minced pork and egg curry noodles with leftover curry sauce

Easy leftover curry noodles

A little while ago I posted a recipe for my Easy Yellow Chicken Curry. That was delicious but we had a serve of leftovers and also a lot of leftover curry sauce. I was going to toss out the sauce but The Boy insisted I save it. He said the sauce was so good, we could have it over noodles or rice again. Listening to him, I kept the sauce. I finally decided to use the sauce and cooked up a delicious, simple noodle dish.It was definitely more-ish.

Monday, November 2, 2020

Grown up mac and cheese

Grown up mac and cheese

I've been meaning to make this dish for a long time. I saw it years ago in a video and wrote down the recipe. In the last month, I've been putting it on my list while meal planning and for some reason, it keeps getting knocked off. I finally got round to cooking it today and boy, it's delicious. It's certainly not your regular Kraft box mac and cheese. I like to think that I'm being a little healthier by adding spinach and tomatoes.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Gourmet hot dog with a German cheese kransky

A friend of ours posted a picture of a gourmet hot dog for lunch one day and when The Boy saw it, he immediately wanted to have it for lunch too. The very next day we headed out to our local Aldi to get the ingredients to make them, heedless of the leftovers we had in the fridge that still need to be eaten. The leftover will keep for another day cos these hot dogs turned out to be delicious. The Boy says they could be the best hot dogs he's ever had so thank you to my friend for the inspiration.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Easy yellow chicken curry

I had a craving for a curry the other day and remembered I had some chicken drumsticks in the freezer that needed to be eaten. That made my decision for me. An easy slow-cooked yellow chicken curry because I wanted the chicken to be so tender that it would fall off the bone. The Boy being the tease that he is even complained that the chicken was too tender. He didn't mean it. This turned out to be a simple but delicious curry.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Malaysian sambal stir-fry noodles

I was planning a kimchi noodle dish for lunch and I didn't plan ahead very well. When it came time to cook lunch I discovered that I didn't have any kimchi in my pantry. I usually keep a jar or two in my pantry for whenever I felt like cooking a kimchi dish. Alas, I used it up the last time I cooked a Korean dish and never restocked. So I had to improvise. I ended up with this Malaysian sambal stir-fry noodle dish since I spotted a jar of the Malaysian sambal stir-fry paste on my pantry shelf. Turned out great and there were no leftovers.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Easy pork belly stir fried noodles

I've been having a craving for noodles for a while recently since we've been having a lot of leftovers after a particularly large batch of fish curry. Who knew that the recipe would cook such a large batch of curry? Not me! Anyway, we've diligently made our way through all the fish curry leftovers and I was more than ready for something different. I always love noodles and really, I like to have noodles at least once a week or I go into withdrawals. I had pork belly in the fridge and decided to throw this together. We do have leftovers though but I've reduced the recipe so that it serves four instead of eight here.