Archives for posts with tag: quick and easy

A simple meal – make your own shrimp taco. Don’t think it gets any simpler than this.IMG_4276IMG_4272


My older sister gave us a whole bunch of zucchinis. Of course, one of the best way to enjoy them is making zoodles! IMG_4066I think zoodles are best with avocado pesto! I substituted pine nuts with pistachios. Grilled some chicken thighs, it was divine!IMG_4150

Saw this recipe at Better Home & Gardens Magazine and did a copy cat version, except, I left out the celery and added the greens.  The lime and parsley gave this a good twist. IT’s so simple to make for a weeknight meal!IMG_4015

Another one pot wonder for a quick weeknight meal – Coconut red curry shrimp with couscous (easy recipe adapted from Martha Stewart – Sarah Carey). Ah Lo usually fills up half of his tummy before his practice. Otherwise, he won’t eat until 8:30pm or later.  Therefore, I only have 30 mins  from the time I get back home to having the food on the table. Quick and easy on days like these are key.IMG_3584

This makes me hungry – another quick meal with brown rice. IMG_3505

Tonight is one of those whatever-it’s-in-the-refrigerator kinda meal, at least it’s colorful!IMG_3341

Since basketball practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays, dinners are simple. Ah Lo eats a heavy snack when he gets home and a light dinner. He doesn’t want to stuff himself before heading to practice.

For me, it’s making whatever’s quick and easy.


Ah Lo is trying out another basketball team and practice happens to be tonight. So we’re back to the eat and run schedule. Right before I left work, I threw in some beef flanks in the slow cooker, came home and dinner is almost ready (need to sauté the onions and assemble). This is boys first time having French dip sandwich, and they want to order the same for another day.

Here’s how tonight’s meal started…IMG_2976With the help of instant pot, set on manual mode for 7 minutes, the skin of the purple yam came right off. Sprinkle kosher salt and drizzle olive oil on the salmon. Once the pan is hot, slide the salmon right in. Cook for a few minutes, then toss it in the oven to bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.IMG_2978Voila! Crispy skin salmon!IMG_2980

We’re having clams with linguine tonight! Super excited it all worked out because I went to Chinatown to get the clams during lunch. It’s a few hours before cooking it, so I was worried what to do with them. Luckily I found a big container at work to soak them in water for the time being. IMG_2844

We basically inhaled this. I seriously don’t remember even chewing it. Dinner was ready at 6:05pm, and we finished by 6:15pm! SLURP! It took longer to cook it (20 minutes or so).