Seems like Yen Ling and I are not the only ones in the office into healthy eating. We recently discovered that 2 new colleagues – Joanne and Apple – also enjoy eating healthy meals too! In fact, they sometimes bring their own lunches to work, full of yummy and nutritious veggies like broccoli, cauliflower and carrots, carbs like sweet potatoes and grilled or steamed fish for protein.
Those vibrant colours are very appetising indeed! Fat Acceptance/HAES/Body Positive movement loony bins discourage fellow members from trying to eat healthily, claiming that diets don’t work and those who tried frequently pile the weight back on. They also allege that healthy eating involves boring food or only eating lettuce leaves.
No. It doesn’t. It only involves a little more involvement in the food you choose to consume. It doesn’t mean you can’t indulge. Before sharing the recipes, let me show you a firm favourite:
That’s my KFC meal box comprising a Zinger burger, a gorgeous original recipe chicken leg AND a mashed potato.
‘Liar! *SNORT* You did NOT eat that!’
Well, I did. Sorry to disappoint you 😛 I just don’t eat it everyday 😛
Now where was I? Oh yes, the recipes. The ingredients are the same, chicken, onions, stock and Chinese rice wine. The difference lies in 1 ingredient – Chinese sausage, or lup cheong, for the second recipe. The condiments are by and large quite similar. You just need shoyu and pepper. You should be able to buy lup cheong from Chinatown.
Ready? : )
The chicken thighs are marinated the same way – overnight in sesame oil, Chinese rice wine and soy sauce for the first recipe, oyster sauce for the second.
Melt butter in a pan and fry the ginger – and the lup cheong for the second recipe – for a few minutes at medium heat. Add the chicken and fry for a few minutes, add a little stock, more Chinese rice wine and a little soy sauce for the first recipe and oyster sauce for the second. Mix well. Reduce heat and let it simmer till the liquid is reduced.
Turn off the heat and serve immediately. Voila!
Wishing you fun,