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Vegetable Stew

It was one of those days that I kept asking myself....what to cook ah? It was also one of those days that I got the meat dish, the main dish, all figured out. Right from the GO, right from the moment I stepped into the market, I knew what I wanted to make and how to make it.

I wanted pork ribs.

So, first thing I got back from the market, I marinated these babies and popped them into the fridge.

These ribs were marinated with Lee Kum Kee's char siew sauce together with some mushroom seasoning, extra pepper, and garlic. Somehow, I figured that marinating stuff with a little garlic is health-beneficial and also gives the meat an extra layer of flavor. Correct me if I am wrong.  So, After marinating the thing, all I needed to do was to wait for everything to come together a couple of hours later and then pop it into the oven, right? Relax.

But what to do with the vegetable part ah?

My kids love ABC soup. Who doesn't? So, in the same tone, I used pretty much the same ingredients to create a sort of 'stew' for the veg part.

So, basically, it was...
1. stir fry onion till glistening
2. add garlic
3. add a little water (since you WILL be using only a little bit of oil)
4. stir
5. add celery, tomatoes and carrots
6. stir some more and cover until it simmers
7. I prefer for the potatoes to be added last so wait la
8. when it is simmering, toss the potatoes in and simmer summore
9. add salt, seasoning, pepper (I used mushroom extract seasoning, not MSG)
10. add water (I wanted a stewy kind of thing. There isn't much sauce from the ribs)
11. boil for another 1 minute or so.
12. done.

I put the whole thing into a thermos cooker for the rest of the day so that it will continue to cook inside while I am dealing with other things in life. LOL.

If you don't have to deal with 'other things in life', simmer in the end for 3 minutes or so, I guess and you should be done.

Simple and BLARDIE NICE.

Good night, need to sign off cause it is a Sunday night awaiting a Monday morning,
Lotsa love,


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