Posts Tagged ‘carrot’

I don’t have to cook for next week, and now there is only 1 head of cauliflower in my fridge.  I gave up the idea of making clam chowder today and decided to use up what I have.  Since I’m so cramped for time, I also decided not to make crab cakes.  Then what to do with the 400gm tub of crab meat?  Why not combining the two together.  The soup is extremely creamy without needing any cream.  I added just some 1% milk (like 1/3 cup) at the end as I don’ think my mom can finish the 3 L milk in her home.

Yes, I’m carrying all the pots and ingredients to have lunch at my mom’s house today.  I still remember the days I carried 7-8 bags of ingredients and kitchen gadgets to my boyfriend’s house (now my husband) just to make one meal.  Now I’m carrying stuff back to my parent’s house… LOL

crab and cauliflower soup


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Arrow root carrot soup

A friend told me arrow root soup tastes good, so I bought my first ever arrow root today.  It took me quite a lot of effort to peel its skin and chop it clean.  I am not sure what’s a proper recipe for it.. so I assume it would match with most common chinese soup ingredients.  This is what I tried tonight:


  • one arrow root (about 1.25 pounds)
  • 3 carrots
  • one big piece of pork shank (1 pound)
  • 3 dried honey dates
  • some chinese almonds 南北杏
  • 1 piece of dried tangerine peel (soaked for 5 minutes, then use knife to remove the white thick parts)

Arrow Root Carrot Soup

I decided to make soup twice a week for better health.  This is my 2011 resolution.


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My younger brother in Ottawa would call me from time to time on how to make stews and soups.  His friend told me a secret that I don’t even realize:  my brother loves soup and he would walk 10-20 mins in Taiwan just to find a restaurant so that he can order a bowl of hot soup.  I think nothing beats homemade soup (just the one in my house is not crazy about soup everyday.  I’m going to change that !!) So my brother, here’s a nutritious beef and vegetable soup.  All you need is a bowl of white rice!!

Oxtail soup


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