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Tabouli And The Pantry Game
Tabouli And The Pantry Game

  One of the many promises I made to myself this year was to cook with as many different ingredients that I could lay my hands on. Explore every possible corner of the food chart. It is very easy to get stuck in a rut, pasta every night or a pilaf for a weekend...

Burnt Butter Caramel Slice
Burnt Butter Caramel Slice

Whenever we have after-school playdates or end-of-the-year class and office Christmas parties and everyone has to bring a plate, my boys and Nick take a box of these decadent Burnt Butter Caramel Slice to the soiree! A twist on the classic Chocolate Caramel Slice,...

Golden Chicken Wings With Ginger Caramel Chili Sauce
Golden Chicken Wings With Ginger Caramel Chili Sauce

  The weather has turned like clockwork and the new leaves not only say “Hark! Spring is here.” but also stir a very rational urge to eat lighter and healthier. I often find that lighter and healthier food is more packed with flavour. It is but...

Dark Chocolate Sunflower Bundt Cake
Dark Chocolate Sunflower Bundt Cake

I find baking in bundt pans very fiddly. I like ogling at cake pictures on sites like Sweetapolita and wondering "How the heck does she manage to get it out of that bundt completely intact?". See that is my biggest problem with bundt pans. No matter how well I grease...

Olive Parmesan And Herb Loaf
Olive Parmesan And Herb Loaf

I promise myself before I start writing a new post that I will not talk about the weather. I really promise myself. But then I start writing and weather is the first thing that pops up in my mind. I read somewhere on a delicious looking blog that weather is all people...

Pick Me Up Veggie Muffins
Pick Me Up Veggie Muffins

A veggie-packed, easy muffin recipe with the most delicious crumb - these Pick Me Up Veggie Muffins honour their name. They provide the perfect pick-me-up at breakfast or supper and are a hit in lunchboxes. These veggie muffins are a simpler version of the...

Lebkuchen - German Christmas Ginger Cookies
Lebkuchen - German Christmas Ginger Cookies

  I recently got sent two volumes of a brand new baking repository. A limited edition, 60-part series that comprises of modernised classics and is accompanied by various types of gorgeous silicon bakeware. It is called Baked And Delicious. To test run the first...

Cream Of Pumpkin Soup And Chicken Glazed Swiss Mushrooms
Cream Of Pumpkin Soup And Chicken Glazed Swiss Mushrooms

  I love real stock that is made from scratch, stock that is simmered slowly with the freshest of ingredients. I have made fresh stock a handful of times. The rest of the time, I have used store bought stock. Don't judge me! I plan to go back to simmering my own...

Pav Bhaji - Indian Sloppy Joes
Pav Bhaji - Indian Sloppy Joes

  Pav Bhaji is essentially a ragout of boiled, mashed and slow simmered vegetables spiked with a tantalising array of spices and served to be lapped up with crusty pan fried bread, a dash of lemon and a lashing of sweet red onions. It is the most explosive of...

Baby Lemon Madeleines
Baby Lemon Madeleines

    Our citrus trees have been hibernating for the longest time now. I had given up on our Meyer lemon and Australian lime trees. But this weekend, I saw Nick hard at work mulching, feeding, water and weeding around them. Just a little TLC and they already...

Aloo Matar - Indian Potato And Pea Curry
Aloo Matar - Indian Potato And Pea Curry

Aloo Matar is my Indian version of a quick mac and cheese or stir fried noodles.  It is my go to dish when inspiration and time are both lacking. It is whipped up in a matter of minutes using pantry staples and virtually cooks itself while I do a few dishes and...

Fragrant Malaysian Curry Paste
Fragrant Malaysian Curry Paste

Last month I was approached to be a part of the Malaysian Kitchen Blogger's Summit in August 2011. Staying true to my promise of exploring more culinary shores and experiencing things I would have otherwise never experienced, I jumped at the chance. Malaysia Kitchen...