This is what I crave for this month – a hearty bowl of Split Pea Soup, my take on Erwtensoep, the quintessential Dutch winter dish.
Happy New Year and greetings from a very cold day in the Netherlands. I know it’s almost the end of January but it is still a brand new year.
Gosh! So much has happened since I was last here. Continue Reading →
Wing lovers would love this mildly sweet spicy addictively delicious Spicy Baked Chicken Wings. I could happily have the whole dish to myself.
*This post has some ‘gory’ details that might be uncomfortable to some*
My younger sister CH and I both took after our father’s food habit – love of chinese soups, innards, eating sugar cane in our younger days (more like chewing the cane to get the juice), and gnawing on chicken bones. Continue Reading →
Delightfully moist Banana Bread Muffins with Macadamia Nuts & Dark Chocolate, cute single serving that is a great grab-and-go snack.
What a month it has been. I have some very exciting news to share. Sorry for diverting a little bit. A production company contacted me a while back if I were keen to appear on Chef Luke Nguyen’s show in KL. Being a fan of his tv shows, my favourite being Luke Nguyen‘s Vietnam, naturally I said yes! I was among a few other bloggers showing Luke our favourite secret Malaysian eats and street food vendors. The filming in KL is one of the episodes for Street Food Asia airing next year. It was awesome to find out that Luke just exactly like how he is on tv, very down to earth and funny, though behind the scenes he takes his work very seriously. Just having the experience of showing Luke our delicious Malaysian food is priceless and fun. Crossing my fingers that my few seconds on the show, does not get cut out by the director. Continue Reading →
A flavorful, creamy and lip-smacking delicious dish from the humble and economical purple eggplants, that kept me going back for more.
I have been so busy recently, with testing recipes and teaching cooking classes, that I find myself getting less excited about cooking at home. Where has my kitchen mojo disappeared to? I wondered if this happens to chefs as well.. Hence it has been very often quick and simple recipes for me. And one of my favourite new finds is this Korean Style Steamed Eggplants, a flavorful, creamy tender vegetable dish that makes me go back for more and more. Continue Reading →
Simple made-ahead confit tomatoes and roasted capsicum can easily elevate your meals. Make some today.
Both confit tomatoes and roasted capsicum (bell peppers) are really easy made-ahead recipes that can be stored for a couple of days, lovely for all kinds of dishes (as side dish, garnish, crostini/pizza topping, in salads, toss into pasta, and as a base for sauce or dips). I love how both these two recipes can easily elevate my meal. Continue Reading →
A healthy treat that makes you wanna to lick them clean and leaves you feeling good!
When I have excess bananas and they are ripening at a faster rate than I can finish them, I would normally make banana bread, or cut them into bite size pieces and freeze them. Those frozen bananas will come in handy for instant, soft serve ‘one ingredient ice cream‘ on hot days. It is not exactly ice-cream per say, but they are a super creamy, delicious and healthy treat.. Hence, someone came up with the term ‘nice’ cream. Continue Reading →
Mildly sweetened and sourish Wild Berry flavours with fragrant crumby crust, it was like eating berry cookies.
One of the cool thing about the summer in The Netherlands is foraging for blackberries (bramen in Dutch). I would grumble about erratic Dutch summer (mostly cold, windy and rainy) but all would be forgotten when the wild blackberries bushes are spotted. I even picked them in the rain! I can so imagine my mama frowning and nagging me about getting myself caught in the rain. And there was the time where I ignored my broken heel and party dress, and only focusing on berry picking. Haha.. the power of food.. Continue Reading →
An easy soup meal that’s packed with green goodness. You just need 1-2 seasonal vegetables and broth for this deliciously light and comforting 1 pot meal.
Hellooooo! Remember me? I’m baaaaack. I had a few things to take care of, like taking an exam, traveling back and forth between Rotterdam and KL for quite a bit. Oh, and I got married. Settling into married life and the traveling takes a while for me to get used to. I do not know how people with various holiday homes around the world do it, as I have yet to get used to living in 2 continents. I’m someone who needs a routine to stay grounded. Any advice is much welcomed! Continue Reading →
To resume blogging after a hiatus is harder that I thought. With many ongoing projects and remembering to get enough down time, writing for the blog became less of a priority. I have postponed writing too many times that I have to schedule in daily mandatory ‘writing’ time. Since my last post, I’m getting much better than expected, with occasional fatigue in between days. By following the new routine I’ve shared in my previous post and a careful intake of food, I’m feeling more energised and alert by the day. One of the things I’m doing to help with my digestion is increasing the intake of fermented or cultured food, that has beneficial bacteria. Continue Reading →
The best Flourless Chocolate Cake ever – decadent rich chocolate flavor with an airy souffle-like texture! Healthy & impressive dessert. Gluten, grain, nut & dairy free.
If you have not noticed by now, there is only one whole cake recipe here. There are a handful of baking recipes but I try not to venture into cakes. Baking is not one of my strengths when it comes to inventing healthy, gluten and/or dairy free recipes, and every time the cake ended up being the casualty because I have forgotten baking is not easy.
Flourless chocolate cake has been on my baking list for a while (having pinned a dozen of flourless chocolate cake recipes). I was all pumped up to make one for the year end celebration with my awesome new Tefal Kitchen Machine and having dreamt about blogging how easy the recipe was and how amazing the cake is. Continue Reading →