Thai-style Minced Meat Pasta

I might be blowing my own trumpet here but if you’re like me and like Thai food and want something easy and very delicious then, I guarantee you’ll L-O-V-E this pasta dish inspired by the Pad Kra Prow variations in Bangkok. It is exceptionally easy to put together, very difficult to screw up and absolutely scrumptious!…

Plum Crumble Cake

Hello again. Not to make you jealous or anything if you’re from the other side of the world but the New Zealand summer has been nothing but spectacular. Despite being from the tropics, I see the beauty the sun in a completely different light. Sunrise and especially sunsets are glorious every single day and in…

Nigella’s Nutella Cake (Torta Alla Gianduia)

I owe you a massive apology for being away for so long. Since August, I’ve been busy studying for my TESOL exams and preparing for a move…We’re temporarily moving to Auckland, New Zealand for the whole of 2015 ! It’s been a longtime coming as we’ve been preparing for this for years but it’s crunch…

Moroccan Lamb Burger

  Hello everyone! Just got back from a short getaway in Taipei. Ate many, many types of interesting street food and visited some ‘quaint’ , not-so-crowded areas within Taipei. More on those in the next post! Right now, let’s get on with some juicy burger business. I’ve been wanting to make these for years but…

Stir-fried Spicy Mushroom Noodles (Mushroom Mee Goreng)

One of the first dishes I learnt to cook in my new kitchen was a simple plate of fried noodles. It’s really easy as you throw everything into a wok and in 30 minutes, you have a complete meal. You could also add any ingredients you have in your fridge as nothing is ever out…

Breakfast ‘Pizza’

  If you like waking up later on a Sunday, then, you’re a lot like me 🙂 and I suspect we’re the majority. Then, this super easy, sort of healthy ‘pizza’ might be what you need on a very lazy Sunday morning/afternoon brunch. Trust me. There’s nothing not to like about this. There’s the creamy…

Lavender-Berry Bundt Cake

Happy Easter / Happy Holidays everyone! It’s been a lovely week here in Singapore as the very humid afternoons have often been accompanied by a beautiful respite of rain or thunderstorms. I love rainy weather , especially just before it starts to rain- the birds start flying back, the clouds gather threateningly in the distance…

Red Curry Noodle Soup

  A couple of years ago, while we were on a holiday in Thailand, I took up a short home cooking class in Pattaya. It was conducted by this experienced home cook and we made several Thai curries and dishes. Needless to say that they were delicious! I love Thai food and with the availability…

Slow-cooked Brown Rice Fish Porridge

If you’re feeling down or the weather is wretched or you just need a comforting hug, then a warm bowl of silky porridge is your answer. For many of us in Singapore, porridge is the essential cure-all for all types of sniffle-inducing ailments  as most of us remember our mothers or grandmothers making a warm…

Baked Baby Carrots with Goat’s Cheese Pomegranate Couscous

Just a few days ago, was our 3rd wedding anniversary. It was a week filled with feasting while watching recorded Harry Potter movies ( one of our favs)- the best type of celebration! We ended the week off with yummy lobsters, sashimi and dessert at a local gourmet food market- Pasarbella. The best memories are…

Harissa Lamb with Citrus Herb Potatoes

My apologies for my absence. As some of you may know, I’m a teacher by day and a home chef by night. Two very different roles but similar in some ways. I’ve had more experience teaching than cooking as I’ve only started to cook ‘seriously’ after I got married and owned my own kitchen exactly…

Boozy Watermelon Mint Granita

This will be a very short post because, really, do I need to wax lyrical about a granita? And that too, a boozy one? I could sum this post up in 4 phrases. Scorching hot weather. Juicy,ruby red watermelons. Hmmm, granita? Why not vodka? This combination is extremely thirst quenching with just the right amount…

Spiced Mushroom-Spinach Baked Eggs + Instagram madness!

Yes! As the title suggests, I’m the latest ‘victim’ of instagram. I’m really getting hooked at looking at other food bloggers’ food inspirations and photos. Instagram is a great way to get inspired about food and photography. So many amazing photographers and food ‘porn’ pictures but so little time. If you’re instagram, please do add…

Flourless Chocolate Pecan Cake

    We just got back from a short foodie getaway to Penang, Malaysia. Pictures and food posts from Penang will be put up very soon as I’m still sorting through the countless photos I’d taken. So, I picked up a few magazines at the airport en route to Penang and one of the magazines…

Prosciutto Melon Salad with Balsamic Syrup

With very little time and so much to do, I’ll attempt to type the quickest post for a very easy and simple salad which I made a few weeks ago. We’re leaving for a short getaway and so, the house is in a bit of a mess- not ideal conditions for taking photos. My apologies….