Recipes Archive

  • I had a moment of madness and offered to host Christmas lunch at our new home this year. And everyone accepted!

I have only hosted three parties in my life, but lessons learnt there have helped with hosting our first family Christmas, and I'd like to share them as tips on how to not go crazy during the silly season.

    Hosting our first family Christmas

    I had a moment of madness and offered to host Christmas lunch at our new home this year. And everyone accepted! I have only hosted three parties in my life, but lessons learnt there have helped with hosting our first family Christmas, and I'd like to share them as tips on how to not go crazy during the silly season.

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  • Simple Chinese home cooking doesn't need a multitude of exotic ingredients and this recipe for stirfried wombok with dried shrimp is testament to that.

    Taste of Home: Stirfried wombok with dried shrimp

    Simple Chinese home cooking doesn't need a multitude of exotic ingredients and this recipe for stirfried wombok with dried shrimp is testament to that.

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  • It's taken a couple of goes, but I finally have several healthy thriving nasturtiums in the balcony garden. Everything about them is edible, but as my nasturtiums are only little (well, my balcony garden is quite little too), I've done a little foraging to make nasturtium pesto and capers.

    Foraging for nasturtiums

    It's taken a couple of goes, but I finally have several healthy thriving nasturtiums in the balcony garden. Everything about them is edible, but as my nasturtiums are only little (well, my balcony garden is quite little too), I've done a little foraging to make nasturtium pesto and capers.

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  • While browsing Pinterest, I discovered a recipe for labneh, the soft fresh cheese that is a regular feature in Middle Eastern cuisine. The recipe also called for nothing more complicated than yoghurt, salt, a piece of mueslin/cheese cloth, a sieve, bowl, olive oil and whatever aromatics you have on hand.

    Making my own labneh

    While browsing Pinterest, I discovered a recipe for labneh, the soft fresh cheese that is a regular feature in Middle Eastern cuisine. The recipe also called for nothing more complicated than yoghurt, salt, a piece of mueslin/cheese cloth, a sieve, bowl, olive oil and whatever aromatics you have on hand.

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  • Sweet potato also make an incredibly moist brownie and this recipe is also vegan friendly, dairy and gluten free.

    Sweet Potato Brownies – a healthy sweet treat

    Sweet potato also make an incredibly moist brownie and this recipe is also vegan friendly, dairy and gluten free.

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  • Now that I'm time strapped in the mornings with the baby, I've revived preparing a batch of dry bircher muesli mix once a week to portion out and soak overnight at the same time I'm preparing dinner. That's testament to how much tastier I found it compared to just chia pudding.

    Whatever You Want Bircher Muesli

    Now that I'm time strapped in the mornings with the baby, I've revived preparing a batch of dry bircher muesli mix once a week to portion out and soak overnight at the same time I'm preparing dinner. That's testament to how much tastier I found it compared to just chia pudding.

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  • Here’s an adaptation of my mum’s recipe for sambal tumis, which uses belachan and I use as a condiment. It works really great with fried chicken, omelettes and fried rice/vermicelli.

    Taste of home: Sambal tumis

    Here’s an adaptation of my mum’s recipe for sambal tumis, which uses belachan and I use as a condiment. It works really great with fried chicken, omelettes and fried rice/vermicelli.

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  • Just because I don't drink soda much doesn't mean I don't use it in the kitchen. BIONADE are 100% certified organic with on average 60% lower in calories and sugar than other soft drinks. Try using it with my BIONADE Cola Pork Spare Ribs recipe.

    BIONADE Cola Pork Spare Ribs

    Just because I don't drink soda much doesn't mean I don't use it in the kitchen. BIONADE are 100% certified organic with on average 60% lower in calories and sugar than other soft drinks. Try using it with my BIONADE Cola Pork Spare Ribs recipe.

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  • “I know we think there’s no difference in packaged pasta, but there is. Trrrrrry.”, my girlfriend begged. Well, then… if I’m going to make a comparison, I might as well compare them all.

    The Australian Supermarket Spaghetti Test

    “I know we think there’s no difference in packaged pasta, but there is. Trrrrrry.”, my girlfriend begged. Well, then… if I’m going to make a comparison, I might as well compare them all.

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  • The SO was down for the count with a fever and the man-flu. He was bedridden for 2 days and following his bout of illness, I caught a cold from work, so there was only one thing I could do. Make Combat Chicken and Ginger Soup.

    Combat chicken and ginger soup

    The SO was down for the count with a fever and the man-flu. He was bedridden for 2 days and following his bout of illness, I caught a cold from work, so there was only one thing I could do. Make Combat Chicken and Ginger Soup.

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