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Warming ginger tea

April 20, 2014

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Hope you’re getting some r&r this Easter break. I really love this type of weather, crisp and delightfully chilly. Perfect autumn weather for snuggling up at home with a good book or dvd set. And to keep me toasty warm, I’ve been sipping on some spicy ginger tea. I’m pretty sure ginger tea is widely […]

~15 minute kaya recipe

April 13, 2014

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The last recipe left me with 4 egg yolks to find a use for, and what better than to make some kaya? If you need to ask what kaya is; you have been deprived a great treasure. Commiserations. Kaya is a South East Asian condiment that is widely referred to as a ‘coconut jam’. However if […]

Conpoy and egg white fried rice (瑤柱蛋白炒飯)

April 8, 2014

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I’m one of those jerks who usually scoffs at egg white omlettes. If you’re going to eat an egg dish, eat it properly. Egg white omlettes are about as confounding as sugarless lollies. I mean seriously, why bother? So here I am somewhat sheepishly writing about this conpoy and egg white fried rice (瑤柱蛋白炒飯) that […]

Chorizo and potato frittata

April 1, 2014

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Sausages and potatoes are one of the most classic combinations in the food world, so it shouldn’t surprise you that beyond bangers and mash, there are other way of putting these 2 things together. Chorizo is just about my favourite sausage and I’ve long been a fan of the Spanish tortilla de patata (potato omelette); marry […]

Toblerone cheesecake

March 22, 2014

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I’m actually not a huge fan of cheesecakes. So it’s a little ironic that I often find myself making cheesecake, purely because some of my nearest and dearest happen to love it. If I had to choose a cheesecake to eat, this would be my pick because the Toblerone takes away some of the cheesiness. […]

Warm beef and watercress salad

March 12, 2014

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This is going to be like a merger of the two themes from my February posts – it’s a Vietnamese style salad :). Now I can’t really vouch for how authentic my recipe is going to be, I kinda made it up as I went along. All I had to go on was beef and […]

Vietnamese pâté chaud (bánh patê sô)

February 28, 2014

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I always use to look forward to getting a pipping hot patê sô from the Vietnamese bakeries when mum did her shopping in the markets. I loved the buttery pastry and the tasty meat filling inside. This will be just a short post dedicated to recreating this childhood love of mine. Patê sô is the […]

Halloumi and caramelised figs salad

February 22, 2014

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As promised, here is the salad recipe I previewed in the last post. This time though, the recipe hasn’t been inspired from any recent meals, it was just borne from the fact that my parent’s fig tree has started to fruit. So again, I’ve been spoilt with a nice supply of plump figs. Previous experience […]

Eggplant, quinoa, barley and hazelnut salad

February 19, 2014

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If you have been as indulgent as I have been over the first couple of weeks of February, you should be practicing some clean eating too. So here I am trying to be helpful to compensate  for the lack of posts this month. This is a seasonal, tasty and filling salad that features one of […]

Fish in spicy coconut sauce

January 31, 2014

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Happy new year guys! Yes Chinese new year (CNY) has come around again :). The past week or so has been a little nutty with getting things ready. I’ve spent the long weekend cleaning the house, getting all my gift shopping in order, making CNY treats and preparing for the big family dinner tonight (officially […]

Barley water

January 14, 2014

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Fellow Melbournians how are you coping in this heat wave? 35°C yesterday, a top of 44.5°C today and still in the 40’s until the cool change hits on Friday night. Eeekkk! This girl does not handle the hot very well so strategies need to be in place to prepare me for the worst. When one […]

Avocado, bacon and eggs smash

January 6, 2014

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Smashed avocado alongside bacon and eggs has pretty much become ubiquitous on brunch menus across Melbourne. It’s not too hard to see why; we’re all trying to pack more greens into our meals and it’s helpful to start the day off on the right foot. But with popularity comes uniformity and we’ve become all too […]

Cauliflower popcorn

January 2, 2014

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I hope you had a fantastic close to 2013 and a wonderful start to the new year. Mine was surrounded by good friends and good food. It is incredibly self indulgent to praise my own food, but you’ll just have to trust me when I tell you that my guests gobbled these up with glee. […]

Ginger crème brûlée

December 30, 2013

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I’m feeling sufficiently bad for having only posted once this month. What can I say? Life has a habit of getting in the way. And it’s December; we all know how mad the festive season can get! Anyway I’m finally back to make amends and close the year with this final post. It only seems […]

Steamed taro cake (芋頭糕)

December 4, 2013

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Earlier this year I bought a proper steamer with the intention of making more steamed goodies. By proper, I mean one of those big ass Asian style steamers. See this is the type of steamer you need if you really want to make serious steamed treats, not those piddly little electronic ones. Before I got […]

Strawberry kiwi ‘mojito’

November 30, 2013

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I’m feeling a little guilty for making only made 2 posts this month. And both of them being brown foods, how monotone does that make my homepage look?! Think of this as an effort to put some colour back into my web presence. Red and green because Christmas is just around the corner – less […]

Coffee nut loaf

November 26, 2013

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A friend recently accused me of being unable to follow a recipe, pointing to the pool of evidence embedded in this very blog where I tweak this or tweak that whenever I mention a recipe. It was with mock outrage that I tried to defend myself, surely I can follow instructions! In fact, I had […]

Double chocolate chunk cookies

November 6, 2013

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How are we in November already? Time must really fly when you’re having fun. Since we’re approaching the festive season, I’m in a giving mood. And what better to give than a batch of homemade cookies? This recipe is based on one I found on Inspired taste, because frankly, I was inspired by those chewy […]

Barramundi with chorizo lentils recipe

October 28, 2013

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Whoa the last few posts have been very Asian haven’t they? Looks like I’ve just been running on autopilot working with recipes I’m familiar with rather than trying out new things. Time to inject a bit of diversity into the mix methinks! When it feels like my creativity is a bit on the low side, […]

Spring rolls recipe

October 22, 2013

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Every now and then I’m reminded that I’m a bit of a bad daughter and don’t see my mum nearly as much as I’m supposed to. In order to compensate, I try to cook her favourite things when I can. Mum’s favourite cuisine is Vietnamese so on the weekend I made her a dinner of […]