Autumn Stir Fry

This is my submission for twolittlechefettes monthly cooking challenge, the theme of this month is : Mushrooms

Today dish is simple vegetable stir fry with Autumn theme and  mushroom , which I put into my lunch Bento.

Ingredients :

  • Shimeji mushroom (split into  pieces)
  • Korean mushroom (I am not sure what its name since it was written in Korean and no other description), it looks like giant enoki (thicker and bigger in size and in white color) – split into pieces
  • Lotus root – sliced into 0.3- 0.5 cm width
  • Snap peas
  • Carrot (cut into maple leaves shape)
  • Oyster sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Soya sauce (to taste)
  • Pepper
  • Garlic (chopped finely)
  • 1 tea spoon Mushroom stock

Steps :

  1. Wash all ingredients
  2. Heat sesame oil in frying pan under medium heat and stir in lotus root and carrot and snap peas , cook for about 3-4 minutes,remove from the pan.
  3. Add another sesame oil and stir in chopped garlic, once garlic started to change color, stir in the mushroom (both types) and then add in the lotus root and carrot and peas.
  4. Add oyster sauce and a little of soy sauce and mushroom stock, stir until all seasoning mix well with the vegetables. The mushroom will release juices therefore no need to add water.
  5. Remove from heat and serve while still hot/warm.

 

2 LC July cooking challenge : Strawberry

I wanted to participate in 2LC July Cooking challenge which theme is  : Strawberry.
However baking is never my forte and I can’t think of any cooking recipe which use strawberry as main ingredients, except Bento making. Upon brainstorming for idea, it hit me that I actually had created a bento with strawberry as main ingredients, not even as side dish. So I wrote to them and ask if my previous angry birds bento is eligible for participation and I was glad to hear the reply : Yes.

So here I am participating with previous angry birds bento


The bento itself was made of mini fried mantou for the yellow birds and fresh strawberry for the red birds. Use Nori and cheese to create the facial expression to resemble those angry birds character.

A little about 2LC (2 Little Chefettes), they are  two Indonesian female (Bebe and Ridha) based in Sweden , they love to cook and have their own personal blog too. Here is link to 2 LC  monthly cooking challenge in the case if you are also interested to join  http://twolittlechefettes.wordpress.com/