giddy giddy chef at home

My good gal pal Audrey recommends the show Chef at Home on the Asian Food Channel. She mentioned that the show features a guy with a five o’clock shadow who is also a father. I found out his name is Michael Smith and he cooks really spectacular meals with just basic ingredients in his kitchen. I watched the show last night and boy, was my tummy rumbling and screaming for the Cornmeal Crusted Salmon With Basil Mussel Broth he dished up. Of course, it helped that he had a larder full of spices and a fridge full of fresh ingredients, but I tell you, I got myself addicted to this show now. Yeah, and ain’t it great that the recipe is available online? No need to frantically jot down the ingredients and method while watching the show.

In fact, last night I was my very own version of Chef at Home when I decided to throw together a quickie dinner of fried rice. It had been ages since I made fried rice, but I was eager because one can hardly go wrong with fried rice, and since I had some leftover rice from the weekend, it is definitely a frugal step to not waste it. I added whatever I could find from the fridge into the fried rice: chopped pumpkin, baby corn, some spinach and I flicked some of the frozen carrot strips in the freezer and chopped them up too. Eggs are a must, and for the protein element, I found some lapcheong, and sliced them up real nice too. Good thing there were a couple of cili padi left in the fridge which my hubby chopped up and drizzled with some soy sauce and voila…a simple dinner for two in the comfort of our humble abode:

It’s actually quite a healthy meal because most of my ingredients are organic ones. Not bad, considering it’s a leftover meal, eh? 😛

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15 Responses to giddy giddy chef at home

  1. mistipurple says:

    and the basic ingredient was love. that binds everything up so nicely.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Awwww…misti is her poetic self again…

  2. iamthewitch says:

    I love lap cheong… How did you manage to get them when it’s not CNY? Don’t tell me it’s leftover from CNY *gasp*

    The Giddy Tigress says: Eh, can buy from any market or even novelty dried meat shops like Bee Cheng Hiang, even though it ain’t CNY la.. I initially bought mine about 2 weeks ago, to cook claypot chicken rice, but changed my mind at the last minute. So I figured I might as well use it.

  3. Adino says:

    Looks good!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks Adino!

  4. huisia says:

    improvised yet yummy fried rice 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: Definitely YUMMY!!

  5. rinnah says:

    That don’t look like no leftovers! *wink*

    The Giddy Tigress says: Under a good disguise, eh?

  6. cc says:

    Great idea! Especially now we all need to save more. Every little bits count!

    The Giddy Tigress says: That’s what I thought too 🙂

  7. Hooi Ling says:

    Left over rice from the weekend? That must be at least 4 days ago already!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yes, from Saturday 😆 Keeping it in the fridge keeps it edible… and in any case, for fried rice, leftover rice bears the best results.

  8. simon says:

    my mom is addicted to that channel! but its quite good sometimes… i don’t watch it when im hungry tho

    The Giddy Tigress says: Even when I ain’t hungry and I watch it, I still get hungry LOL

  9. ehon says:

    hahahahaha. my fried rice normally only consist of eggs, chicken strips, and guess what MUSHROOMS! HAHAHA.

    The Giddy Tigress says: I forgot to add mushrooms!!! Well, only cos I didn’t have any with me…

  10. parisb says:

    Ooh yummy yummy in my tummy! Fried rice is the easiest and simplest yet most yummy food to have!

    The Giddy Tigress says: It’s been a long while since I had homefried fried rice…

  11. Really great, GT. On of the moves on cost cutting and belt tightening heh?

    The Giddy Tigress says: Most definitely!

  12. jazzmint says:

    ooh that chef at home..ya i like that program 😉

    The Giddy Tigress says: I watched it again last night, and now I am itching to make that meal he made!

  13. iamdoryfish says:

    yes, it will never go wrong with fried rice! yum yum, wanted to cook fried rice after seeing urs! though no left over rice available. 🙁

    The Giddy Tigress says: *Make* some leftover rice la!

  14. kyh says:

    look at the time now!!!

    my stomach is growling and i’m so hungweee… now i see this… argggh! gotta go cook myself a bowl of maggi… heheheheh

    The Giddy Tigress says: Maggi mee always never fails to disappoint, especially in the middle of the night hor?

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