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Cookbook Challenge Week 23: Pandan Chicken

Cookbook Theme: Leaf I love pandan in desserts, especially the use of fresh pandan leaves and juices which gives the dish a sweet and fragrant aroma. This pandan chicken is my first ever pandan savoury dish. The mouth-watering picture of chicken pieces wrapped in fresh pandan leaves is simply irresistible. The recipe I used is […]

The Cookbook Challenge Week 22: Prawn Ravioli with Sauce Vierge

Cookbook Challenge Theme: Red I am way behind with the Cookbook Challenge. Each week rolls around too quickly and I have been too busy to give much thought to the Cookbook Challenge. I have half-heartedly attempted to complete week 22 theme of “red” by using a recipe with red tomatoes. I have omitted a couple […]

The Cookbook Challenge Week 21: Curry Puffs

Theme: Thai I was very excited about “Thai” being this week’s theme for the Cookbook Challenge, because I absolutely love Thai food. I love the unique sour, sweet and spicy nature of Thai food. I have a couple of Thai cookbooks and flicking through the pages of these books got me very excited and my […]

The Cookbook Challenge Week 20: Sticky Orange and Vanilla Upside-down Cake

Theme: Tangy I love anything citrus. I decided to make the orange upside-down cake for this week’s Cookbook Challenge theme of “tangy”, as I couldn’t resist the look of the caramelised oranges on the cake. The sweet, tangy, vanilla, citrusy, caramelised oranges is the star of this cake. I thought using two oranges was too […]

The Cookbook Challenge Week 19: Tomato Risotto with Mussels

Theme: Rice No matter how many times I’ve made a risotto, I have not been satisfied with how it turned out. My risotto always end up tasting stodgy. I use hot stock and constantly stirring and adding more stock once all the stock has been absorbed. But instead of a creamy risotto, I get really […]

The Cookbook Challenge Week 18: Garlic and Mustard Beef Skewers

Summer is still lingering on, temperatures are still in the low thirties. With the Cookbook Challenge being “barbeque” we decided to have a simple barbeque lunch in our backyard. The lunch was not anything special – just the four of us and the electric health grill. Our electric grill is now the barbeque substitute as […]

The Cookbook Challenge Week 17: Bánh Cuốn – Vietnamese Rice Rolls with Pork

Theme: Vietnamese Since I moved away from home and started my own family, I have come to appreciate my mum’s cooking. I love her soup noodles that she had boiled for hours and that I would slurp up the very last drop, or the comforting and delicious taste of plain rice served with thịt kho. […]

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