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On days when not everyone is home for dinner or when I’m running short of time, a one-pot meal makes life simpler. Rather than dining out or take away packed food loaded with MSG, it is still possible to cook a sumptuous meal with minimal preparation. This is when pre-made items like “Stuffed Tau Pok” comes in really handy. Throw in any vegetables that you’ve in stock and VOILA! you’ve yourself a pot of nourishing treasures without fuss 😀

ONE-POT STEW

Ingredients
(Serves 2-3)

(A) (these were what I had in my refrigerator so you may add whatever you’ve on hand) :
2 shallots, minced
1 stalk leek, sliced
1 small carrot, sliced
3 thin slices ginger

(B)
some snow peas
5 button mushrooms, sliced
100gm roasted pork belly
(you may substitute these ingredients with other meats, seafood and vegetables)

(C)
400ml hot water (or chicken stock)

(D)
8-10 pcs stuffed tau pok
a handful of sweet peas
light soya sauce, chicken stock granules, salt & pepper to taste

(E) (Optional)
1 teaspoon cornflour, dissolved in 1 tablespoon water

Method

1) Heat 1 tablespoon oil, toss in (A) and stir-fry till fragrant.
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2) Add (B) and continue to stir-fry for 1 min.

This part is only a suggestion so it's really optional as vegetables alone are good enough.

This part is only a suggestion so it’s really optional as vegetables alone are good enough.

3) Add (C) and bring to a boil.
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4) Toss in (D) and combine well. Cover pan and leave to simmer until the stuffing in the tau pok are thoroughly cooked through. Season with light soya sauce, salt and pepper to taste.
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5) Lastly, thicken sauce with (E) – (Again, this is optional. If you prefer a lighter sauce to a thicker one, omit the cornstarch).

6) Enjoy with steamed rice or porridge.

A delicious all-in-one-pot stew :D

wholesome goodness in a pot  😀

A same but different stew :

I made this one the next day as I had some leftover roasted belly pork. This time, I threw in cabbages & carrots and added firm beancurd & a beaten egg to the stew.

I made this one the next day as I had some leftover roasted belly pork. This time, I threw in cabbages & carrots and added firm beancurd & a beaten egg to the stew.

The last few days have been rather wet but it is welcome a relief from the normal warm weather. With cool breeze flowing gently around the home, tucking into a hot claypot with a warm bowl of porridge is rather comforting and certainly an enjoyment even though I have to dine alone this evening 😀

A nourishing & delicious pot of treasures which I had with mixed rice this evening.... so comforting !

A nourishing & delicious pot of treasures which I had with brown & red rice porride this evening…. so comforting !

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2 Corinthians 4:6-9 (GNT)
Treasures in Claypot

6 The God who said, “Out of darkness the light shall shine!” is the same God who made his light shine in our hearts, to bring us the knowledge of God’s glory shining in the face of Christ. 7 Yet we who have this spiritual treasure are like common clay pots, in order to show that the supreme power belongs to God, not to us. 8 We are often troubled, but not crushed; sometimes in doubt, but never in despair; 9 there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend; and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.

 

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