Almost every day after dinner during my growing up years, Sunkist oranges will definitely be on the fruits platter for dessert. I think that’s pretty much a typical scene in most Malaysian homes back then. Eating fresh orange and juicing are the 2 most common ways most people consume oranges. When I was invited to attend a cooking demo with Sunkist, I look forward to discovering new ways to use the citrus. Continue Reading →
Recently, I was on NTV7 Breakfast Show to share some of the ways to mix & match your own favourite flavours with plain yogurt. If you hardly eat plain yogurt, you are missing out on the various delicious ways to enjoy yogurt. I always have a tub of homemade yogurt in my fridge.. Yogurt is so versatile, can be used as a snack, breakfast, dessert or even in dishes.
I was choosing some local passion fruits at the fruit stall. One elderly lady came and very quickly piled up her big basket with what looked like 3 kg of passion fruits. My eyes went wide open “Aunty, why you buy so many fruits? to make dessert?” “Oh we eat a lot daily, it’s very good for you” and went on with a long list of benefits – good for the heart, helps constipation, high antioxidant, helps to sleep, etc.
It’s mango season here in Malaysia, you can see mangoes everywhere. With the days getting hotter and mangoes aplenty, what better way to cool down than a cold sweet mango lassi drink. Mango lassi has always been my to-order drink when I go to Indian restaurants and it’s so easy for you to enjoy at home too.
Afternoon Snack: Dip Strawberries in yogurt & freeze, and you get this amazing snack.
This Carrot Okara Muffin is the Part 3 of the Soy Series:
1. First make your Homemade Soy Milk
2. With the leftover soybean pulp (okara), and turn into Seaweed Okara Cakes (that taste like fish cakes)
3. If you don’t like fish cakes, you have to try this moist Carrot Okara Muffin. Okara makes a very good egg substitute for muffins and cakes.
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A while back, I was given a box of fresh cherries and I froze some in my freezer. As the weather starts to get hotter end of the year, frozen yogurt with those cherries would be perfect on these hot days. I saw Jamie Oliver made frozen yogurt with mix berries in 30 mins (in Jamie’s 30mins Meal), so I gave it a try with a small batch. What goes best with Cherries? Chocolate of course! Using my homemade yogurt, I made this Cherry Chocolate Frozen Yogurt.
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I totally forgotten about this post that was supposed to follow after the Mini Carrot & Rosemary Scones post last week.
To recap, I braved my 1st attempt on a scone recipe for my friend’s gathering. Not willing to take the risk of having a failed attempt on the actual day, I definitely had to try out the recipe and have testers for these scones! Due to my indecisiveness, I had to try out 1 savoury & 1 sweet recipe – Mini Carrot & Rosemary Scones (posted last week) and Lemon Poppy Seed Scones.
I used the same recipe base for both scones, just swap the flavour ingredients and salt with sugar. Did I mention how simple it is to make scones? Just minutes.. I used a small plastic cup to cut out round shapes scones – to make mini scones. If you prefer bigger scones, use bigger glass or container caps. I love the lemony flavour and fragrance in bakes, speaking of which – I miss my Lemon Poppy Seed Cake.. Continue Reading →
Ah, then familiar dilemmas start to arise — what to make, what to make? Something sweet, something savory? Something indulgent that will please everyone who doesn’t know how much butter went into it, or something healthful so my friends will live longer with a healthy heart and glowing skin?
An old favorite that won’t let me down but won’t excite anyone either, or a new recipe that has great potential but involves a risk of failure?
Another consideration is the need for something that will require neither silverware nor last-minute prep and that will travel well in the containers during the 1 hour journey from KL to PJ.
And in the midst of confusion, came an idea that would work perfectly: pita chips with hummus dip and bite-size scones. Then came the dilemma of decision: Sweet or Savoury Scones. To eliminate the risk of a failed recipe, I tried out 2 small batches of Carrot Rosemary Scones and Lemon Poppy Seed Scones, and brought them to my ladies mastermind group gathering. Continue Reading →
After making my Papaya Boat, I used the balance half papaya for a breakfast smoothie drink the following day – Papaya Banana Smoothie. Usually smoothie recipes use ice cream or yoghurt to thicken it, I tried using banana instead and it worked very well. The secret to this drink – lemon juice. This Orange Monster perked me up for the rest of the day.
What’s so good about this fruit? From www.nutritiondata.self.com, papaya is a good source of Dietary Fiber, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Folate. Continue Reading →