Category Archives: Home Cook

Simple 10 Minutes Lunch

One of the biggest challenges working remotely is to make lunch everyday for the family. There comes a time when I just run out of idea.

Here is an idea if you run out of options. Simple, inexpensive and just take 10 minutes. Baked ham and tater tots, a mini croissant, sweet corn with light butter, an over easy egg and home grown fresh cucumber. And finally a cup of Earl Grey tea. Believe it or not, this is quite fulfilling and not heavy.

Sweet Onion Tuna – a 5 minute dish anyone can make

The pandemic is going into second year and it forces our family to be creative when it comes to making meals. While working remotely has its benefits, it definitely put a twist on my schedule. Not only I have to make my own lunch, I have to prepare lunch for my kids too who are attending school remotely.

This dish is perfect if you feel that you don’t have time to make lunch. It is very simple to make and all it takes is 5 minutes. All you need is canned tuna and sweet onions.

The tuna that I use is the tuna that I bought from Korean store. This particular tuna is soaked in light oil and it is also lightly salted. The onions that I use are medium size orange onions. They are sweet and not too strong.

Prepare the onion by cutting across into strips.

Put the onion into the frying pan and cook it until soft.

Add the tuna and stir fry for about 2 minutes.

You can add any seasoning you prefer. For seasoning, I add some oyster sauce and sriracha.

Combine it with baked vegetable you have a light, healthy and fulfilling lunch for the family. You can eat it as is or with brown rice.

Quick and Healthy Recipe – Baked Vegetables in Less than 10 Minutes

This is a simple no nonsense vegetable dish that my family loves. Not only it is healthy, it is very easy to make. All it takes is 5 minutes.

Cut 3 florets of broccoli into bit size pieces. Add 2 zucchinis and cut them into pieces. Mix them up in a heat resistant container.

Add extra virgin olive oil and salt. My family prefers the pink salt because of the supposedly benefits. You can use regular salt if you prefer. I would also add some garlic powder if you have it around.

Mix everything real well with your hand.

Place the container in a toaster over. Instead of selecting the bake option, I use the toast option and use the highest setting. It usually takes about 5 minutes for the cycle to complete.

Remove it from the toaster oven and mix it again with a spoon. Put it back in the oven and toast it again for another cycle.

The vegetable should be done if you see some charred vegetables.

Serve the vegetable with tuna cooked with onion. Perfect light and healthy lunch for the family.

Let me know if you want to see more of these types of meal in the comments.

Poached Eggs in 2 Minutes

Have you ever tried to poach an egg using traditional “pot” and water method? You will know how difficult it is to get it right. In fact, you will probably fail 10 times before you get the perfect egg.

Here is one quick recipe that you will like and it only takes less than 2 minutes using microwave. This is an easy recipe for a healthy diet.

Use a bowl, preferably a medium size rice bowl and fill halfway with cold water.

Craft the eggs in the bowl. Don’t break the egg yolks. Make sure the water cover the eggs just enough.

Put the bowl in the microwave for 1 minute and 50 seconds. You may want to experiment with your microwave to get the ideal time. Don’t cook over the recommended time or the eggs will expand and explode.

Remove the bowl immediately. You know the eggs are cooked when the water turns cloudy white. Sometimes the eggs will float to the top.

Put it on a plate, add some salt and pepper to serve.

If you want runnier egg yolks, try reduce cooking time by 10 seconds.