Roasted broccoli salad tossed with mustard vinaigrette. You might never want to eat broccoli cooked any other way again.
I have yet to come across any kids that ask for broccoli. Definitely not the ones I know. Most of the time they stick their tongue out when I mention broccoli. I too have done that to any mention of veggies back when I was a kid. Continue Reading →
Delicious European Sunday brunch of Spanish Tortilla De Patatas with Niçoise Style Salad
For someone like me who seeks authentic fare everywhere I travel, the flavours of European cuisine here had been somewhat disappointing because they are usually localised. Continue Reading →
Gado gado is one of the well known dishes from Indonesia. Although it looks like a salad dish, gado gado is also eaten as a one dish meal in Indonesia. Loaded with a variety of vegetable, the carbohydrate in the dish comes from lontong (compressed rice cake) and potatoes. Tofu, egg and tempeh are the protein sources. Continue Reading →
The Cakap Makan bloggers community on FB have been buzzing about the exotic Middle Eastern ingredients for the Asian Food Fest: West Asia blog event that I’m hosting this month. A lot of them have never tasted middle eastern food, let alone know where to buy those exotic ingredients like sumac, zaatar and pomegranate molasses. As I was going to Suria (a middle eastern grocer in KL) to get some cheese and olives, I offered to get sumac for Lena of Frozen Wings. To my amusement, Suria only sell one size pack sumac (500g is a HUGE pack), I shared them with a few friends and searched for recipes to use up the balance of my portion. Sumac is a decorative bush that grows wild throughout the Middle East and parts of Italy. The dark purple-red berries are sold dried or ground and have a fruity, astringent taste. If you can’t find sumac, the closest substitute is ground black pepper and lemon zest. This Baby Spinach Salad with Dates & Almonds from Jerusalem is absolutely addictive because of sharp freshness of sumac and chili flakes. I’ve never thought chili would go so well in a salad. Continue Reading →
Often a part of mezze spreads in Middle Eastern and Arabic countries, fattoush is a simple bread salad made with fresh vegetables and toasted pita bread. It was created as a way to use up stale Arabic bread and seasonal vegetables. Fattoush is a great example of the arabic or middle eastern cuisine, a lot of fresh vegetables, colors and flavors and definitely no shortage on bright flavors and spices. 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 →
When pomegranates are RM6-Rm7 (USD2) a pop, it’s not strange that it’s not fruits for the masses. When I saw some Thai pomegranates at 5 for RM10, I quickly grab them. They are not as sweet or as deep ruby red like the mediterranean ones, but they are still good enough for me. Continue Reading →
While I’m off to Penang to visit my mama for a couple of days, I’m so delighted to have one my favourite bloggers & fellow penangite Ping from Ping’s Pickings. If you haven’t been to her blog, you must go now. Yes I mean now. Her blog become a must to visit, to get my dose of recipe inspiration and laughter. I’m always waited eagerly.. no, it’s more like waited impatiently.. to her new post, seeing what else she will conjure up next. Ping’s creative and super easy recipes is a delight to try & tested: especially her 2 ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream, easy Coconut Pie and Passionade Ale.. and not forgetting her reconstructed recipes of Yong Tau Foo and Mango Glutinous Rice.
Yes, I can tell you Ping is even more funny in person & her yummy bakes is unforgettable – still can’t get over her pineapple tarts. Ok enough of me babbling non-stop about Ping, it’s her turn. Take it away Ping!
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