Pecel (印尼语) 或 Pecal (马来语)是一款淋上花生酱汁的印尼/马来沙拉,非常美味营养。加上水煮蛋、炸酥的丹贝和豆腐干,就是一款高蛋白,高纤维的美食了。


Pecel or Pecal in Malaysia is a traditional Javanese food, a type of vegetable salad with peanut gravy, it is very nutritious and ideal for snacks and breakfast.

You can toss in some Tofu,boiled egg and Tempeh to make it high in protein, a good way to incorporate more greens into your diet.

材料:( 3-5 份)
2 根 茄子
8-10 根 豇豆
200 克 蕹菜/空心菜
2-3 只水煮蛋Hard boiled eggs
2 片 豆腐干
100 克 的丹贝/Tempeh   Optional
1 杯 滚水

Ingredients:( Serves 3-5)
2 medium size Chinese eggplant/brinjal
8-10 Strands of Long bean/Yardlong bean
200 g Kangkung/Water Spinach/Water Morning Glory
2-3 Hard boiled eggs
2 pieces of Hard Tofu
100 g of Tempeh   Optional
1 Cup hot water

Pecal Powder/花生酱粉: (可做两次酱料)
500 克 花生
4-5 片 疯柑叶/Keffir Lime leaves
15 只 辣椒干
30 克/4-5 只 红葱头,切片
5-8 克/2-3 瓣 蒜瓣,切片
1/2 寸 的 虾酱/Belachan/Shrimp paste
2 大勺  酸子酱 tamarind paste
2 小块/35克 或 3 大勺 的 椰糖 Palm sugar/Gula Melaka  或 用红糖代替
适量的盐 (大约 2/3 小勺)

Pecal Powder: (Makes 2 batches of sauce)
500g Peanuts,roaster
4-5 pcs of Keffir Lime leaves
15 pcs of Dried chillies
30 g/4-5 pcs of shallots, sliced
5-8 g/2-3 cloves of garlics, sliced
1/2-inch square belacan (shrimp paste)
2 tbsp tamarind paste
2 pcs or 3 tbsp of Palm sugar/Gula Melaka  Or substitute with dark brown sugar
Salt to taste (around 2/3 tsp)
1 Cup hot water

Pecal酱粉/Homemade Pecal Powder

1. 把椰糖捣碎,把烤/炒好的花生辗碎。

2. 锅里热上1勺的油,把蒜和红葱入锅炒至红葱片变软。加入辣椒干,虾酱/Belachan和疯柑叶,继续中小火煸炒至葱蒜辣椒变酥。冷却10分钟。

3. 把冷却的材料放到食物料理机里搅拌几下至材料变粗颗粒。加入椰糖,盐和酸子/罗望子酱, 再搅拌几下混匀后加入磨/辗碎的花生,再搅拌几次混匀。

4. 做好的酱粉装到密封的罐子里,一两个星期内使用。

1. Crush the palm sugar/Gula melaka using a mortar and pestle. You can also crush roasted peanuts in the mortar and pestle.

2. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a small cooking pot/pan, stir fry shallot and garlic until shallots become translucent, add dry chilies, shrimp paste/Belachan and keffir lime leaves, continue frying at medium heat until shallot/garlic become golden brown in color and chilies become crispy. Let it cool for 10 minutes.

3. Place the roasted ingredients in a food processor, give a few pulses until the content are crushed coarsely. Add palm sugar, salt and tamarind paste, blend to incorporate all. Add crushed roasted peanuts and run a few pulses until it is fully incorporated again.

4. Store the powder in airtight container and use within 1-2 weeks.

5. 把豇豆切成2寸左右的长段,茄子切半之后再改刀切成5-6毫米厚。把蔬菜都烫/蒸熟备用。

6. 准备2-3只水煮蛋,一分为四。 把豆腐和丹贝炸酥切块,把所有的材料放到一个盘子里。

7. 取5-6大勺的酱料粉放到一口深碗里,注入滚水后让它泡10分钟,酱汁会逐渐变浓稠。把酱汁淋到蔬菜上,拌匀即可食用。

5. Cut long bean into 2-inch strips, halved and sliced eggplant into 5-6 mm thick. Blanch/steam these vegetables until cooked.

6. Make 2-3 hard boiled eggs, cut into 4 pieces, fry tofu and tempeh, cut into small cubes. Place all ingredients on a plate.

7. Take 5-6 tbsp of Pecel powder and place in a deep bowl, pour in boiling water and let it steep for 10 minutes. Spoon the pecel sauce over the vegetables, mix well and serve.


儿童零食 — 果干卷[原创]

My son A loves fruits. His favourite snacks is fruit leather or Fruit snacks. I used to buy organic fruit snacks from the store. He goes through them so fast that it got me worried that he will be fructose overdose sometimes.
Some friends came home yesterday with their kids yesterday, I made a big fruit bowl for the kids and was left with about 1/3 of it. Since it was close to bedtime and none of us want more fruit. I blended them into a thick paste and place it into the oven to bake at low temperature.
We have got ourselves fruit leather in the morning!
2 大杯 苹果丁
3 大杯 西瓜丁
1 大杯 梨子丁
1 大杯 桃子丁
1 大杯 蓝莓
1 大勺 枫糖浆/蜜糖
1 大勺 青柠/柠檬汁
2 cups of apple
3 cups of watermelon
1 cup of pear
1 cup of peach
1 cup of blueberries
1 tbsp of maple syrup/honey
2 tbsp of Tart cherry juice     or   1 tbsp of Lime/Lemon Juice
注: 材料里列出来的是我昨晚用的水果,其实什么水果都可以用来做这个果干卷,家里有啥就用啥啦!
Note: These are the fruits I used to make mine because that is what I have at home, you can really use any fruits of your choice, anything you have at home.
1. 把水果洗净削皮切块。如果你用的是有机水果,如苹果,梨子等可以不削皮增加食物纤维。

2. 把切好的水果和青柠/柠檬汁,枫糖浆/蜜糖一起放到搅拌机里搅拌成糊状。搅拌好的果糊应该是浓稠不流动状的,如果你的果糊含水量高,比较稀的话,可以加1大勺的奇亚籽粉增稠,搅拌时记得不要加水。

3. 把果糊倒入铺有硅胶垫的烤盘。把烤盘在桌上轻轻敲敲让果糊摊匀。你也可以拿个抹刀把果糊抹平,果糊的厚度应该在大约2毫米左右。食谱里的水果可以做出三盘15×10寸烤盘的果干。

4. 把烤盘放到烤箱里,烤箱开最低温。我的烤箱最低温是170华氏度 (75摄氏度),把果糊低温烘焙6-6.5个小时至烘干为止。我睡前把烤箱设置好,睡醒时果干就已经烘干冷却了。


5. 轻轻地把烘干的果干从硅胶垫上剥下,铺在烘焙纸上,剪成一寸宽的长条,卷起即可。

注: 其实不垫烘焙纸也可以啦,直接卷起来就好了。我只是觉得卷了烘焙纸比较好看,也比较好剥开吃。

1. Cut all the fruits into big chunk, I preferred mine peel off the skin, if you are using organic fruits and like to incorporate more fibre, you can keep the skin on.
2. Place all the fruits in blender/food processor with maple syrup and tart cherry juice/lime/lemon juice. Blend into a thick paste, it should be thick and not runny, if your fruit paste is too runny, you can add some pectin or chia seed powder to it to thickened it. DO NOT add water to blend the fruits.
Note: I added tart cherry juice in mine as it has natural melatonin and encourages better sleeps at night, which A will need, he is still waking up multiple times some nights. You don’t have to add that to yours, it is not mandatory.
3. Place a silicon mat over a baking tray and pour the fruit paste over it, give it a good shake or knock the tray lightly over the counter to even the paste out, you can also spread it using a spatula. Your paste should be around 2mm in thickness. The quantity above gave me 3 trays of 15L x 10W baking pans.
4. Place the trays in the oven and turn the oven on to the lowest temperature your oven setting allows (Mine is 170 F). Bake/dehydrate it for 6-6.5 hours. I put mine in before bed and woke up to completely dry and cooled sheets.
Note:If you have a dehydrator, you can also use it to dry the leather.
5.Peel the leathers off the silicon mats, it should be very easy. Place the leathers onto parchment papers, cut into 1 inch strips and roll it up.
Note: You don’t really need to place parchment paper underneath the leathers.


The leathers should be able to be stored at room temperature for 3-4 days and about 1 week in the fridge.


桃子青柠汁 Peach Limeade

My son A is a big fan of Peaches, he will ask for it every so often, even when peaches are out of season. It goes without saying that peaches are always in sight at home during its season!
I brought home some sweet juicy peaches from the market and decided to make this delicious limeade, a perfect drink for summer afternoon!
1 只 熟透的大黄桃 去核切块
1000 克 饮用水
1 只 青柠
2 大勺 蜂蜜/枫糖浆   (我没用)
1 large fully ripe yellow peach Pitted and cut into big chunks
1000 ml drinking water
1 lime
2 tbsp of honey/maple syrup  (I didn’t use any)
1. 桃子加水搅拌好后把皮渣子过滤掉,加入蜂蜜和青柠汁搅拌匀。冷藏风味更佳。
1. Blend peach with drinking water and sieve one time. Add lime juice and honey/maple syrup. Chill before serving.