Pineapple Shrimps/ Prawns

Fresh whole shrimps/prawns (heads and shells on) are most flavorful when cooked in a dish; but when time is not on our side, peeled deveined frozen version brings the convenience one would wish for without much sacrifice to the flavors.

Bring in another convenient ingredient - a good quality free-of-preservatives store-bought sauce, and a delicious shrimps/prawns stir-fry is less than 30 minutes away.

Certain fruits (and its natural juices) bring tangy-sweet acid brightness to a dish. Not all fruits are created equal. For example, stone fruits e.g. peaches and nectarines tend to be on the sweet-side while kiwi on the tangy-side. Pineapple, to my preference, is one of those tangy-sweet candidates that makes a dish more mouthwatering, and tantalizing such as Mixed Vegetables and Pineapple Curry, Tofu, Pineapple, Bell Peppers Stir-Fry and Sweet and Tangy Tofu.

Wonton (Chicken Dumplings) Salad

Store-bought frozen wontons is one of my freezer stash. It might not be the healthiest (homemade ones are always better than store-bought) to stock up in the freezer but it is a convenient choice especially when you want a quick and reasonably balanced meal on a busy day.

This Wontons (Chicken Dumplings) Salad is best enjoyed warm, most suitable during spring weather when the temperature swings from 70Fs to 60Fs within the same day, and varies similar range in the same week. I still love wonton dumpling soup and dumplings in egg-drop soup but not so much when the temperature inches up.

There are different variations of Wonton Salad made in the past e.g. Wontons with Pea Sprouts and Snow PeasWontons with Broccoli and Cabbage, colorful variations  Wonton with Beets and Kale. Each time, it gets bigger and better, worthy of a bowl meal e.g. Wontons with Butternut Squash, Asparagus, Cauliflower, Wontons with Egg, Broccoli, Zucchini.

Mackerel Protein Bowl

Besides lean fish such as tilapia, barramundi, snapper, trout, we also love oily (high in omega-3) fishes such as salmon, sardines, milkfish and mackerel.

Our family usually fall back on easy and fuss-free preparation methods e.g. en-papillote, oven-roast/grill when enjoying these fishes.

Oven-Roasted/Grilled Mackerel is so delicious, and super easy to prepare. They make protein bowls such pleasurable treats.