Ain’t no Hollaback girl, this sh*t is BANANAS!

I realised that the title has made my post not so family-friendly but who are we kidding really? You’d need to censor the whole internet for the kids to not learn any colourful language. The song is all I can think of while I was trying to type this post up. I might have been…

Warm Apple-Cornmeal Upside-down Cake

I kept my promise and managed to join in the Bake Along #30, hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours, Lena of Her Frozen Wings and Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids. This time it’s a specific recipe: Warm Apple-Cornmeal Upside-down Cake from Bon Appetit. You’ll be seeing all different renditions of this cake popping up around the blogs soon! Honestly…

Pierre Ledent Maître Chocolatier

Dark chocolate has been quite topical on the health platform front due to this group of chemical called flavanols. If you are interested, you could look for some clinical trials on flavanol-rich chocolate. Basically some studies* have shown that these chemicals, naturally present in wide variety of fruits and vegetables, could boost your health (with…

Vanilla Quinoa “Rice” Pudding

So it’s a rainy and somewhat cold morning and I woke up way too early. I suspect it’s to do with the pain in my hip. That’s right, I had yet another fall. Somebody please childproof this apartment! Sleep deprived, and wanting something soft and creamy, I’ve come up with a “Rice Pudding” except with…

Mahalabia – Middle Eastern Dessert (Guest Post)

This is a guest post from my sister Yiew Lee, all the way from Kingston, South Australia. She’s a pharmacist by trade (and yes, we are a typical Asian family) and she shares the same cooking passion with me. However she is blessed with a sweet tooth and tends to make more desserts than Your…

Vegetarian Valentine’s Dinner

Valentine’s day. Ahhh… possibly the most dreaded day of all men. A day full of expectations, excitement, happiness and sometimes disappointment. The latter largely from the female species, unfortunately. Is it a surprise the thought of the V word (not the other one, tsk tsk) could send the men to a world of dilemmas, and…

Pineapple Tarts

Of all the Chinese New Year cookies, Pineapple tarts would probably be the most popular. Who can resist these delicious morsels, with the flaky and buttery pastry and the sweet but tangy pineapple jam? Besides, the pronunciation of pineapple in Hokkien, “Ong Lai”,  means “Prosperity Comes”, and the golden hue represents, well, gold or money. All very…

Make Your Own Cranberry Sauce

Wow, December sure is a hectic month! I’ve been running around like a headless chook (or turkey, to be festive) getting Xmas shopping done. Today alone, we’ve visited three shopping centres in total. One to pick up some gifts, one for groceries, last one for items that the other supermarket didn’t have. And our fridge…