Today it is back to the theme of everyday stir fries, and due to the ingredients I had in the fridge, i decided to make two smaller stir fries instead of one large one. One using bittergourd and mince with chilli bean paste, salted bean paste & fish sauce, in the theme of the dish … More Bittergourd with mince & leek with salted egg omelette
Curry isn’t difficult, and can be very cheap. Ingredients for this one was : ~600g chicken thighs (£1.50) 1 packet cheapest passata (or chopped tomatoes) (£0.40) 50g (any) curry powder (£0.40) 1 large / 2 small courgettes (£0.60) 1 aubergine (£0.70) 1 large baking potato (£0.15) Optional – Splash of milk/coconut milk/yogurt/whatever you have 2 … More Curry so easy
I went to Cornwall for Easter and it was an amazing holiday. So relaxing. I think holidays make me sleep more and more lazy though, as I absolutely couldn’t be arsed to make a large week’s worth of stir fry today.. so I made a beef stew in the slow cooker instead. This was a … More Slow Cooked Beef Stew
Instead of making a stir fry today, I decided to try some fusion with my grill pan. I grilled some minute steaks, bittergourd, and made an awesome sauce to wrap it all together. I grilled the steaks with just salt and pepper.. nothing special there. The bittergourd – after slicing, I bunked it all in … More Minute Steak, Grilled Bittergourd & Rice with a Buttered Chilli Lime sauce
Christmas has been bbbbeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzyyyyyyyyy!! I’ve been away a lot so I haven’t been cooking. I was in charge of the Christmas baking for our family do though… so there was lots of that. I mostly used existing recipes from bbcgoodfood or allrecipes. But one recipe failed spectacularly due a substitution I made.. which I then, … More Cheese Straws!
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?
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
Matthew over at Food Junction wrote about making claypot rice a few weeks ago. There are many variations of this dish, and many different names too. It can be made with glutinous rice, or just normal rice, often with chicken, and chinese sausages, and often with mushrooms. That post made me want to experiment. I … More Flavoured rice & bittergourd stir fry
Having an open packet of glass noodles inspire me to do creative things with them. The restaurant My Old Place near Liverpool Street (London) does a wonderful starter with glass noodles, black vinegar, and I think shredded cucumber and black fungus.. I can’t remember exactly.. been a while since I’d last been. Last week I … More Glass noodle salad
It’s too too too hot to cook!! And I really didn’t fancy cooking any of the things in the fridge (celery, capsicum, aubergine, asparagus)…. But I did start this of in the oven the moment I got home from work as I wanted to eat it ever since I saw it! I used tilapia instead … More Of Weird Salads & Masala Fish..