year : 2016 56 results

Nesu Dengaku – Grilled Eggplant with Miso

Eggplant or aubergine is a vegetarian delight for its dense texture, a great alternative to "meat ". However, when cooked, it transform to a silky smooth texture. They remind me of men sometimes, macho looking outside but really a mushy teddy bear inside. I didn't like the texture of this lovely purple fruit (yes its actually classified as a fruit!) when I was a child but has come to love it now. However, this royal purple highness tends to absorb lots of oil when cooking. So here's ...

Poh’s Best Banana Cake in the World

I have been frequently asked for a nice cake recipe to bake. And this recipe is definitely one I have repeatedly shared (besides Nigela's Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf). I am no expert when it comes to baking but I am a baking porn fan. This one is from Poh's Kitchen recipe book. Poh was the first runner up in the Aussie Masterchef series. I like my cake naked, without the icing, but if you are feeling a little naughty, the lemon icing pairs perfectly. Yes it may not be gluten-free, vegan ...

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

I love experimenting! Faddish or not, it creates excitement. We all need an injection of fun in an otherwise boring week. Just like in relationships, we need to keep evolving to stay present. This recipe was my first venture into Paleo dessert. I can't believe how easy it is to make these until I tried it, and even better to know that they are healthy and tasty too. Never been a fan of dates but when blended with nuts and chocolates, it miraculously transformed into DILE (Dates I ...

Hulk’s Power Balls

Feeling like some super power to energize my Spartan team mates for Race Day. So I decided to make these Hulk-friendly balls! Matcha (green tea powder) is full of antioxidants and coupled with dates and almonds, makes a tasty snack worthy of warriors. Heck, if you have little ones, tell them Green Arrow & Green Lantern live on them for their supernatural powers and hopefully wane them off the unhealthy stuff too! Besides Superheroes, this recipe is also Paleo, Vegan and ...

Chocolate Quinoa Flourless Cake

Chocolate has a way of putting me in the mood. In the mood for love, that 's it. The very darker, slightly bitter and just a tinge of sweetness is how I like it. I love it more when it is partly melted on my fingers, the velvety stickiness and the heady aroma of cocoa as I lick each finger clean, sending me into a slightly euphoria state of weightlessness and happiness. The state of being would only wander back until each finger is entirely savored. And until I am completely satiat...

Cauli 2-Ways with Nuoc Cham

The pale cauliflower never turned me on as much as his beautifully green cousin broccoli does. Always felt that the white inflorescence is rather tasteless and bland unless consummated with cheese and milk in a gratin. Recently though he has been courting me unfailingly, and I finally succumbed because he is low in fat and carbohydrates and rather high in Vitamin C, with fleeting appeal of Vitamin B and K. Besides his sensibilities, I discovered he is also pretty flexible and I can ...

Chicken Cashew with Basil

Nothing like a hot summer night digging into flavorful and smooth breast, chicken ones of course, smothered in anise- and licorice-like basil and chili, topped with crunchy cashews! This recipe is paleo friendly and gluten free.

Spicy Beef Quinoa Patties or Meatballs

This recipe uses only 5 main ingredients! Low in carbs and gluten-free, using locally ingredients and Asian spices where possible makes this a unique but tasty dish to make. Depends on your mood, you can make it into meatballs for starters or as patties for a mains or sandwiched between lettuce leaves or buns as a burger. Quick to make and you can roast them in the oven, grill them on a BBQ or pan fry them on the stove top! Get cooking now!

Zoodles

Don’t get me started on soups. There’s something soothing about a bowl of warm broth, especially if its filled with nourishing ingredients. I get weak in the knees for soup of all kinds. Soup is also one of my clean eating meals, its light but fills me up mostly with liquid so I don’t feel heavy afters, but hunger pangs fully satiated. We are lucky with so many choices of local soups available in Asia. This soup recipe is known as Soto Ayam in Indonesia or Mie Soto here,...

Tom Kha Mussels

This soup always get people moaning with pleasure. That makes it my favourite go-to soup to start my dinner party on the right note! :) Why Mussels? Inspired by the popular Tom Kha Gai recipe, I gave it a unique twist serving this with fresh mussels instead. The soup base is tangy and sweet, slightly creamy and perfect with this shellfish. We have abundant fresh locally farmed mussels from Singapore (one of the few fresh produce locally available here in this tiny country) and ...