Is it Brussel Sprouts or Brussels Sprouts? After a long slow week at work… I thought I’d cook myself something healthy but nice tonight. I’ve done loads of reading and studying the whole week, during my commute and before bed, so good food is essential. I need to stay healthy and to keep my concentration … More Brussel Sprouts & Bacon
Leftover chopped tomato, aubergine, kale, salmon, bacon, rehydrated shiitake & wood ear. Rice. Up until the point I had all of these laid out in front of me and rice in the rice cooker.. I had no idea what I was making. I’ve spent most of the day studying, and made a cake halfway through … More Improv?
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!