Sunday, November 29, 2009

Weekend lunch

Finally, apart from giving the antibiotics to Xav, he is now free from all medication be it western or tcm. No more fever, block nose as well as phlegmy cough.. Finally, he is on the road to recovery !!

Brought him down for a morning walk and he was rooted to the ground while watching the birds hopped around.

Went to ZTP to shop for some herbs. Saw the cordyceps on promotion. U.P per box is $220 now they are selling at $138 (only at this branch)

Cordyceps taste slightly sweet and are neutral in nature. It improves breathing functions and kidney deficiency, strengthens waist, knees and immune system as well as helping to cure chronic cough.

Bought a box of cordyceps and had requested the shop assistant to help me grind into powder.

I be giving Xav a little teaspoon everyday in his meals. It can be taken in powder form or dissolve in water and drink it.

I bought some wild ginseng as well. $65 for 一 两 for the better range.

I bought 三两 for the price of two.

Was advised to add into soups or to let Xav just chew on it probably about 2- 3 pieces per week.

This helps to stimulate energy, nourish the lungs and spleen. However, young children cannot take in too much as it could be too cooling.

It is beneficial to those who suffer from fatigue, mental and heart weakness, cough and menopause.

Here's Xav enjoying it ... Yumm... I was surprise that he is willing to eat it .

Mmmm... Nice ....

No more .....

For lunch, I cooked lotus root soup with fresh Chinese yam

as poor Xavier is believed to be teething again.

Chinese yam tastes sweet and is neutral in nature. It nourishes the lungs and kidneys, strengthen the spleen, stops diarrhea, improves vitality and restores "qi"

For the first time, given his character, he had always love to eat but I got a shock last night that he rejected his dinner totally and went straight to bed at 6 pm plus !

Dear dear told me that he has been rubbing his mouth and had a low grade fever of 37.5 to 37.7 deg. We did not gave him paracetamol though we were also paranoid at the same time as we were not sure if he has totally recovered from his very last episode of continuous fever for 5 days.

Surprisingly today, Xav's appetite came back and took two servings of the soup and finish almost everything that was given to him.

I cooked French beans with bacon bits.

Supposed to deep fry the beans as well as the bacon bits. But since all are recovering, I just stirred fried with a little garlic so that it will not be so oily and heaty.

1. French beans (sliced)
2. Garlic (minced)
3. Bacon strips (minced)

1. Fry the garlic in heated oil till fragrant.
2. Pour in the minced bacon and French beans, fry till cooked.

(By right, French bean is to be deep fried for 5 mins
And the bacon bits are supposed to be deep fried too)

For dinner, we continued with the lotus root soup as I normally cooked sufficient enough to last for lunch and dinner. I just added another dish on top of what my mil has cooked. I tried preparing Tau Kua with fermented bean paste ( Got the recipe from wokking mum)

1. One piece of tau Kia
2. One piece of fermented beancurd

1. 1/2 table spoon of fermented beancurd sauce
2. 1/2 teaspoon sugar
3. 1 piece of fermented beancurd
4. 20ml water

( I would feel that the seasoning to use double the amount for one tau Kua would be much nicer)

1. Deep fried the tau kua cubes till golden brown.
2. Add in the sauce and stir fried until all cubes are coated with sauce and dish out when sauce is beginning to dry up.

And during my dinner, Xav asked for soup again and had another two servings!

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seahan said...

hehe he like to eat ginseng liek tat... wg used to do it when he was young too..

xavvy said...

Good.. at least I dun need to worry that he does't take them ! hahaha

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