So, the worst struggle in this fast and catchy era I am assuming, is time struggle. Tell me about it. Time and none. Time which by far is the crucial crisis for literally everything, including cooking taking place in our kitchen (Kampung Fried Rice, Chinese Mixed Vegetable Stew, Beans Thoran & Mixed Vegetable Soup). I know. I am aware. I go through it daily. Nevertheless, my motto is still a home meal. One which I try my best not to compromise. Thus, how do I keep it going? How do I manage my time for home food? Well, if you know and you have mastered the art to keeping it simple in your kitchen, you are already your own winner (Bean Sprouts Salted Fish, Kailan Oyster Sauce & Hong Kong Style Steamed Fish). Of course, every now and then, its worthiness to an elaborated dish (Aloo Gobi, Gado Gado & Chloe Masala). Otherwise? Take this Apple Cucumber Salad as an example. A healthy temptation. Easily put together. Right. Apple, cucumber, lettuce leaves, dried blackcurrant, olive oil, lemon juice, brown sugar and salt. Bang! Green is our food crunchiness and tastiness. Happy tucking in everyone.
2 apples - remove seeds and cubed into medium size pieces
1 (about 100g) cucumber - remove seeds and cubed into medium size pieces
100g lettuce leaves- shredded into pieces
50g dried black currant
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp brown sugar
Salt to taste
Soak cubed apples, cucumber and lettuce leaves in a bowl with ice cubes for about 10 mins to sustain and retain crunchiness.
Drain off water completely.
Into a mixing bowl, add oil, lemon juice, sugar and salt.
Whisk for a couple of minutes, add greens and blackcurrant.