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Epi 5 Part 2: Snapper Thai Mango Salad

I love Asian food and spices and sometimes find clean eating and salads lacking in the flavours I am familiar with. So this dish, Snapper with Thai Mango Salad proves that we can straddle both the flavours and yet keep this meal sexy, fresh and low carbs. You can always alternate the use of palm sugar with honey or maple syrup or use less of the amount called for. However, the salty, sweet and sour taste of the dressing is in the balance of those ingredients. I am using locally caught snapper ...

Snapper with Thai Mango Salad

I love Asian food and spices and sometimes find clean eating and salads lacking in the flavours I am familiar with. So this dish, Snapper with Thai Mango Salad proves that we can straddle both the flavours and yet keep this meal sexy, fresh and low carbs. You can always alternate the use of palm sugar with honey or maple syrup or use less of the amount called for. However, the salty, sweet and sour taste of the dressing is in the balance of those ingredients. I am using locally caught ...

Epi 4 Part 2: Fabrizio Flaxseed Mackerel, Beans Salad & Miso Vinaigrette

Where we can, I like to support local produce and use locally sustainable seafood. Do you know the local Spanish mackerel has similar content of Omega 3 fatty acids to that of the salmon? Yet its available locally, mostly wild caught and 3-times cheaper than the salmon. For this dish, the Spanish mackerel pairs so well with the bean salad and miso dressing. Flaxseed is high in Omega 3, fiber and protein! When grounded, its a better alternative to using plain flour. It also imparts a nice nutty ...

Epi 1 Part 2: Stephen Langdown cooks Miso Flank Steaks & Salad

Stephen Langdown is cooking!! This martial arts champ claims he can’t cook to save his life. Lets find out on this episode if this is true!! And watch till the end to hear what he thinks is SEXY!! We go to Japan to explore some flavours in this episode. Miso marinated Flank Steaks served with Rainbow Salad and Japanese Soy Sesame dressing. Flank steaks is a beef cut that is reasonable in price and takes to marinades very well. The miso marinade not only tenderises but adds a perfect ...

Soy Sesame Dressing with Rainbow Salad

This dressing is so versatile, inspired by the Japanese recipes. Here, I have decided to assemble a rainbow salad comprising of finely shredded white cabbage, purple cabbage, julienne red, yellow and green peppers, daikon, carrots and baby tomatoes. You can be as creative and as colorful as you want - let your inner child take over! You can surely make this dressing ahead, or double up the recipe to keep them handy for future uses. Once you have this salad in your pantry, you will ...

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 ...

Fern Tip Salad with Grated Coconuts and Beans

Yes, I confess right now. This is not a quick salad to put together, it does requires some time and love to prepare the ingredients. However, it is too good not to share with you guys. Chef Penny suggest that you make the Bumbu Bali ahead, and freeze them in your ice trays, and just remove 1 block if you are making this salad for 2 persons. So find some time over the weekend, you would not regret making this sexy salad, every bit as delicious as it sounds. Let me know what you ...

Vegetarian Pad Thai Salad

This salad was inspired by the PS Cafe version but mine here is presented like how you would eat the actual noodle Pad Thai in most Thai restaurants :) There are many alternatives to this, but I like the version served using a dressing very similar to the Green Papaya Salad. This salad can be made vegan, vegetarian, paleo or gluten free. I will post a vegetarian version, and refer to my notes below how to make it to suit your diet preference. You can also add other kinds of ...

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 ...