Today’s lunch looked so good I just had to take a picture. It’s just one of my usual rice and stir fries, heated at work in a microwave. So nutritious, delicious, and cheap! I made a cake for a geeks event last night.. The cake is good.. But my icing skills leave a little to … More Lunch!
What a hot day! I came home and couch potato-d in front of my fan for an hour reading and dozing before forcing myself up to make some food. This heat isn’t conducive to long cooking. It’s just too hot! I made a very simple courgette stir fry and had it with dry noodles. It … More 10 Minute Healthy-ish Meal
Growing up in Malaysia, I was exposed to many different flavours of curry. From the coconut heavy Malay curries, the dry lemongrass-fragrant Rendangs, the spicy and complex Indian mutton curries, the dhal to have with roti, to mild varieties of Chicken Kormas, meat & rice Briyanis, to Chinese Chicken curry noodles and delicious wild boar … More Easy Beginner’s Curry
I’m back in school!!!! At least for 1 weekend a month, plus assignments plus lots and lots and lots of reading in my evening and weekend time. This morning was my first day of school. I didn’t feel much like a rice & dish hot lunch So… I took a memory out of back when … More A lunch wrap!
Twice this week I’ve had to have a quick meal before dashing out the door. For me this often means instant noodles (aka ramen). But with the hot weather, some days I don’t fancy a bowl of steaming hot soup. I’ve covered quickie fried rice before, and this one is no different from previous. It’s … More Quickie Fried Rice
In A Basic Fried Rice, I mentioned a ‘fried garlic condiment’ I make every few months and use as a condiment / garnish for steamed fish, hot pot, cantonese soups or as a shortcut ingredient in fried rice. Today I made another batch, and I’ll try to describe how I do it so anyone can … More Fried Garlic Condiment
Chinese Leaf is one of my favourite vegetables. It is very versatile, and my parents cooked a lot with it so the taste and texture of it brings up some nostalgia and makes it feel like homecooking. This dish is another spur-of-the-moment invention and not one of my parents’ go-to recipes. I defrosted some chicken … More Chinese Leaf with Hoisin marinated Chicken
I made one pot pasta bolognese for the first time and it was yum! And soooooo easy!
This is one of my dad’s dishes. He didn’t cook it all that often so I don’t know if I got it exactly the same. It’s basically white fish stir fried with lots of aromatics. I used a bunch of spring onions, one leek, 4 stalks of celery, a shitload of ginger, and a handful … More Fish & leek
Looking after myself when having a bad week is important.. And with the bad week already gone, and predictable worse week ahead (due to PTSD anniversary reaction) I thought making good food to last the week is important. The dish I cooked today used to be one of my regulars, but I have not cooked … More Saturday! Bulk cooking day!