Author: Myron Yau, Nutritionist at HKBioTek
The traditional family dishes in southern China are usually free from cow milk, chicken eggs and wheat. The staple grain is white rice while the side dishes include seasonal vegetables and fruits, and rootstalks, beans and seeds that can be stored for period of time. Their cooking methods are indeed very simple, like steaming, pan-frying, stewing and so on. It does not need any recipe to have a full and nutritious meal. Nowadays, people in Hong Kong get used to Chinese-Western-crossover foods as well as heavily processed foods. Meanwhile, in order to meet the increasing demands from the public, there are more and more healthy or vegetarian recipes available on the market, from which every housewife can take as a reference and choose or amend with cautions according to personal need.
Hypoallergenic Chocolate Bun (Free from wheat, egg and milk)
- 1 pack of 450gHomemade Wonderful Bread Mix
- 7g yeast
- 6 tbsp Cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp Caster Sugar
- 6 tbsp Oatmeal
- 4 tbsp Olive Oil
- A little bit Sea Salt
- 1 tsp Vinegar
- 2 cups Room Temperature Water
- Add yeast, caster sugar and salt into 3/4 cup of warm water.
- Leave it for 5 mins till bebbles appear.
- Add olive oil and vinegar in.
- Stir the bread mix, cocoa powder and oatmeal in a bowl.
- Pour in the mixture made in step (1). Add 1 1/4 cup of warm water in.
- Stir to mix for 5 mins till a dough is formed.
- Grease the cake tin, put the dough in.
- Cover the dough with cling film and towel for 2 hours till dough become 2 times bigger.
- Steam the dough in a cake tin for 20-30 mins.
Tomato Salad Sauce (Free from wheat, egg and milk)
- 1/2cup Cashew Nut
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1/4 Onion
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 3 Tomatoes
- 1/8 Garlic
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- 1 tbsp Water
Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Then, it is ready to serve.
Sophie Leung Suk Fong, M.D., ‘飲食配合濕疹治療’, published by Hong Kong Preventive Medicine Association, Sept 2013.