Browsing All Posts filed under »Starters and snacks«

Cauliflower mac and cheese

June 17, 2014


When it’s wet and cold outside, don’t you just want to dig into a bowl of something warm and comforting? For me, this comes in the form of gooey mac and cheese. Creamy moreish goodness to satisfy the child in you. This version includes a couple of spices to add a bit of warmth and […]

Vietnamese pâté chaud (bánh patê sô)

February 28, 2014


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 […]

Cauliflower popcorn

January 2, 2014


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. […]

Spring rolls recipe

October 22, 2013


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 […]

Tuna patties recipe

September 12, 2013


This is going to be another quick fish and potato recipe to add to my collection (previous ones here and here) because I obviously love pairing these two things together. A friend and I use to regularly have ‘tuna patty lunches’ because we really liked the ones our local cafe made. She’s since relocated to […]

Coriander and cashew dip recipe

August 9, 2013


Just a quick and easy recipe for as we’re approaching the weekend (yay!). This dip/condiment is great to have around the house. You can call this a ‘coriander pesto’, but it feels a bit incorrect since pesto specifically refers to a basil based blend. It’s like calling a pear and chocolate cake a ‘pear jaffa […]

Cooking as therapy and Chinese spring onion pancake recipe

April 8, 2013


I don’t really want to over share details of my personal life on my blog, but anyway…I’ve sustained a leg injury and as such, I’m currently hobbling around on crutches. If you’re lucky enough to have never needed crutches in your life, you might not understand exactly how annoying they are. They are SO annoying […]

Zucchini slice recipe

November 22, 2012


I attended a hen’s event the past weekend and the activity was an ‘MA’ rated (mature audiences only) high tea. MA because there was a butler and the butler was, cue drum roll…topless. Because every hen needs a bit of eye candy before committing to one man for the rest of her life ;). We […]

Salmon and potato cakes with truffle oil recipe

April 10, 2012


Contrary to my new year’s resolution, I’ve been a bit lazy lately and haven’t taken due notice of my mishaps around the kitchen. These days I’ve mostly been throwing things together to make meals here and there, and my camera seems to have been relegated to some drawer in a dark corner of the house. […]

Corn fritters recipe

March 5, 2012


Corn fritters are one of those things I happen to be highly drawn to. If it’s on a breakfast menu, it’s a fair bet that I’m going to order them. So it was only a matter of time before I would attempt to master this dish in my own kitchen. And what better time than […]