One of the things I love doing in the kitchen is experiment and have tons of fun. Being somewhat a typical resourceful (a nicer term for stingy) Asian, I’m always making use of whatever gadgets, equipments or kitchen ware I have instead of buying additional stuff that I might only use once or twice. Friends could not believe that I have been baking with mama’s 30-year-old portable oven (have konked out recently) and mixer. If any of you dare not start cooking because you don’t have a proper kitchen, the good news is you don’t need them to start. Anyone that can cook with the bare essentials. Continue Reading →
Drinking vinegar isn’t something new. History buffs are probably aware of posca which was drunk in Ancient Greece and Rome. In Japan, Korea and Taiwan, it was used not only in cuisine but also for medical purposes for centuries until now. In feudal times, Japanese samurai warriors carried vinegar mixed with water into battle as a tonic to fight fatigue. There are also a variety of benefits claimed from stimulating appetite to beautiful skin. Continue Reading →
Grandpa loves to give away his papayas (pardon the pun) everything I visit. and I’ve made many visit since last year, hence papaya overload. He has 3 papaya trees in his backyard which he is extremely proud of. I do not understand why he loves planting just papaya and sugar apple trees in his huge backyard, I love other fruits too like mango, rambutan and passion fruits. Maybe I’ll sneak in a mango tree next time I’m back.
Last weekend, I took back an unripe (green) papaya to make Som Tam (Thai Green Papaya Salad). Continue Reading →
Move over Popeye, say hello to the Queen of Greens – Kale. In recent times, kale has become one of the most talked about vegetables, championed by chefs and food bloggers. Green smoothies with kale and kale chips recipes have popped up everywhere I click. Kale, sometimes known as curly kale, is from the Brassica family and is a nutritional powerful with high concentration of beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, and rich in calcium. Continue Reading →
I’m a big “fruit-head”. I go crazy when I see gorgeous fruits at the market, even when I’m travelling. So many varieties, so many choices, they all look so gorgeous, all so tempting. I always end up buying too much and there’s not enough space in my fridge.. sigh. Sometimes the fruits turn old and wrinkled before I’m able to finish them, so I turn the fruits into jam. Continue Reading →
This is a short post as I’m currently on long vacation in Europe. My plans to schedule a few posts didn’t worked out, so I thought it’s better I update with a quick post.
Apple & stone fruits are now in season in Europe and even though it’s the end of the season for the berries, it’s still very cheap for us Malaysians. So I’m happily snacking, making smoothies & desserts with the fruits.. happy bunny. Luckily I’m staying with friends that let me use their kitchen and raid their fridge :) Continue Reading →
I just got back from a week-long retreat with yoga & raw food detox at Bahay Kalipay Retreat Center on beautiful Palawan Island, it has been a week of rejuvenating and slowing down besides the detox. I’m sure you will hear about someone detoxing or doing some cleanse very so often. Besides doing a one-off detox to remove toxins from your liver, kidney and gallbladder, a good detox is actually a gentle process that can take a few weeks by replacing the wrong food with nutrien-rich food to restore your organs like liver and gallbladder. Continue Reading →
Soufflé Omelette with Kiwi Sauce. You absolutely read the title of this post right. It’s not a omelette, it’s not a soufflé – it’s a combination of the two. Yes it’s a sweet omelette for breakfast or even for dessert. This might be the best healthy breakfast or dessert you’ll have all year. Continue Reading →
I have this strange obsession with making pancakes and crepes. Pancakes are not part of our Asian food, and I certainly do n0t recall mama making pancakes during my growing up years. Whenever I see any gluten free recipe, I would immediately try them. Don’t ask me how many recipes I’ve tried, I’ve lost count. I’ve posted a few crepes recipe – Strawberry Crepe with Whipped Cream Filling, Gluten Free Crepe with Caramelized Pears, Durian Pancake, Buckwheat Wrap.. but no pancake recipe yet *gasp* Continue Reading →