Rice cooker Mushroom Biryani

Mushrooms are one of my favourite ingredients to cook with and eat. They come in an astounding array of colours, shapes and textures. Just look at my mushroom ‘garden’-slender enoki, meaty shiitake, gorgeous maitake (hen of the woods) and king oyster mushrooms and the cutest of them all – bunashimeji mushrooms. When we were in…

Tofu Tikka Masala

  A little overdue but hope you had a great start to 2016. I’m not one for resolutions as I never keep them and I end up feeling guilty by the end of January. It is a new year but in the grander scheme of things, it’s just another part of your entire life. So…

No Recipe Fried Rice

Hello fellow foodies! I’m excited to share some pretty exciting news with you. Firstly, I want to thank all of you for sharing my recipes on Facebook and Pinterest. I’m so over the moon that more than a hundred of you loved and shared my Cheat’s Chicken Rice and Ayam Masak Merah recipes! It gives me great…

Moroccan Carrot Tarte Tatin

So this is my first post in 2015. We’ve finally settled down in our rented apartment in Auckland and started to enjoy summer in our new home. It has been an interesting experience thus far as we’d both thought that the New Zealand summer would be similar to the weather in Singapore. We were proven…

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…

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…

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…

Bombay Potato Gratin + Some kitchen magic!

On a recent trip to town, after months of consideration, I purchased a food processor! Because storage in my kitchen is quite limited, I had to really consider carefully  if I should buy another kitchen gadget. My Kitchenaid mixer already takes up quite a bit of space when I take it out. My plan for…

Chorizo Summer Vegetables Soup

This week has been quite an uphill task, especially after the holidays. My brain is not quite functioning at its optimum. My heart’s still in Penang, lusting after late mornings and leisurely brunches. This happens every time we return from a trip. And then my hubby and I talk about how we miss the good…

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…

Leaner (but Meaner) Apple Plum Crumble

So, I sent the husband to buy back some fruits and he came back with enough to feed a village. My bad. I was too lazy to walk to the market to get them myself so now, I’ve ended up with a bigger problem- finish the 15 odd apples before they rot. So an apple…

Curried Roast Pumpkin Soup with Summer Pesto

Last week, I overindulged. I had too many slices of cake. (Blueberry cake+Maple Cinnamon Cream Cheese frosting) x3 = Guilt. This was my repentance. I’m not sure if this can be counted as sin-free eating as despite it being vegan, it was VERY very scrumptious. I made a whole pot and it disappeared very quickly….