year : 2016 56 results

Roasted Figs with Rosemary and Mascarpone Tart

Figs, fruit of the Gods. They are lusciously sweet with a texture that combines the chewiness of their flesh, the smoothness of their skin, and the crunchiness of their seeds. Sometimes, the seeds continues to play on your tongue even after you've devoured most of it. When its fig season and you see figs in the grocery store, you don't hesitate but grab boxes of them, as much as your arms could carry. I bought them home, with an intention to transform them into a sublime dessert. I am ...

Episode 7 (final): Ella, Misha & Skye – Flatbreads & Kecap Manis Satay

Need to blast off some of your kids restless energy?? Try this 7 minutes workout with them! Meet Ella (9), Misha (7) and Skye (9) - 3 fit and beautiful girls (a mum can be bias) sweating it out with me in the park with our 7 fairly easy exercises, where you workout for 45 seconds, and rest for 15 seconds later. The girls love the outdoors, stretching it out and doing cartwheels after! Afterwards, watch them turn my kitchen inside out, upside down transforming flour into dough with ...

Kecap Manis Satay

Super kids friendly, non-spicy, easy satay recipes to make! Kecap Manis, an Indonesian word is literally translated to "Sweet Soy Sauce". Kecap manis (pronounced KEH-chup MAH-nees) is an Indonesian sweet soy sauce with a molasses consistency and a dark brown color. Flavored with garlic, star anise, soybeans, and palm sugar, the sauce is more syrupy and complex than commonplace soy sauce. Typically sold in Asian markets, kecap manis can be used as a condiment or marinade for satays ...

Easy Flatbreads

This recipe is so easy to whip up, really there's no excuse not to make fresh breads to soak up your curries or whenever you feel like it. I am usually hopeless at making bread but I can ace this. Great recipe for bread-idiots like me. Also known as naan, this bread is a staple on our kitchen table and its a great recipe to get the kids involved to make this together. Skye, (age 9) knows the recipe by heart now. I am also comforted by the idea that she would not starve when is in ...

Episode 6: Mat & Teriyaki Chicken with Seaweed Sausages

I love juicy plump sausages! Better still if they are homemade. In this show, we have Sidecar Sausage man, Mat showing us the tricks of the trade with a recipe I created, Teriyaki Chicken with Seaweed. Watch how Mat makes one very long sausage and then link them into a beautiful gorgeous bunch of sausages!! If you don’t have a sausage makerat home, no worries mate! This delicious mince can be made into meatballs, burger patties or a meatloaf too! Definitely a family recipe for keeps. ...

Teriyaki Chicken with Seaweed Sausages (or Meatballs/Patties)

  I love juicy plump sausages!! If you don't have a sausage maker at home (KitchenAid sells the add on accessory), you can make these into meatballs or burger patties too. Love the addition of seaweed and sesame seeds as they provide texture and colour besides flavour!   This is a quick easy recipe to attempt, very impressionable and tastes so good!!  

1 on 1: Filming with Iwa

Iwa, like I have mentioned in my video introduction has been my secret gym idol for awhile. We met through mutual friends and have had a couple of play dates together as her girls are a close age to mine but I never knew she was a gym junkie and particularly a Body Pump fan. I signed up at Fitness First in Paragon on 21 May 2015 because I was tired of exercising on my own. I am never the sort that requires peer presence to motivate me to work out, my sheer determination to reach a goal ...

Asian Salsa, served cold

I love salsa. When I am tired of eating salads, a salsa can really spice up the flavors. Here's my version, again using lots of Asian herbs and a twist on the dressing using homemade Thai Sweet Chili Sauce. For the salsa ingredients, you can add whatever you want in there - be creative and good way to use up pantry ingredients!

Episode 5: Penny and Fern Tips Grated Coconut Salad

Welcome to magical Bali! When I was in Bali for a holiday recently, I managed to meet up with a vivacious spunky lady who owns and founded Bali Asli - a gem of a restaurant serving authentic Balinese cuisine, perched on a hill overlooking Mt Agung with panoramic views of rice terrace fields! I am delighted to introduce Chef Penny to you on this episode. We had so much fun working up a sweat in the beautiful water palace gardens of Tirta Gangga and obviously garnered up a crowd to watch a ...

Bumbu Bali Recipe

Chef Penny says there's many different type of Bumbu (paste) and this one we made today is authentically Balinese. In Bali Asli where she cooks, the kitchen is a traditional one - from wood fired stoves to mortar and pestle. Most of the dishes are prepared with hands and lots of love! There may be some ingredients that is hard to source in your city, but Chef Penny has provided some alternatives in case. Make a batch over the weekend and freeze them in your ice cube trays. Once ...