Eclair Affair (260 calories per serve)


I used to hate eclairs. But I realised later on in life that it was only because I’ve had horrible ones growing up. The eclairs I had when I was growing up in Asia had this terrible filling that was very greasy, like the kind of mouthfeel you get with cheap, high-melting-temperature chocolates. Gross. So…

Creamy Cauliflower Soup (255 calories per serve)


This is one of my favourite soups and was one of the earliest recipes I posted when I first started this blog. My original recipe had chorizo and some browned cauliflower florets on top as well. But as time went on, I found myself only sticking to the basic cauliflower soup without many toppings. It’s…

Sweet chilli pork meatball tacos (721 calories per serve)


When I was growing up, the only tacos I knew were the hard shell kind. It was only much later that I realised that tacos also came in a soft shell and I got hooked. It tasted just as delicious but so much lighter and fresher. It was fantastic. This is my take on another…

Sweet mustard crumbed chicken (756 calories per serve)


A few weeks ago, we received a free Hello Fresh box which included 4 recipe cards. Two of the four recipes provided were fabulous and we have now made our own version to add to the rotation. One of them is this crumbed chicken with a sweet mustard seasoning. It was served with roast wedges…

Dinosaur cookies (44 calories per serve)


My 3-year old daughter has been obsessed with dinosaurs for some time now. Her birthday is coming up soon and I asked her what kind of cake she wanted – and of course, she said a dinosaur cake. I thought I’d start experimenting with some dinosaur cookies first. They’d make a great topper for a…

Tangzhong sausage rolls (154 calories per serve)


When I was in university, there was an Asian bakery that I used to frequent on my way to class. They always had the fluffiest breads. They were so pillowy because of a technique called tangzhong which uses a 1:5 ratio of flour to liquid (water or milk) and cooks it into a slurry. This…

Classic crispy croissant (375 calories per serve)


Two days or three days? It definitely takes more than one day to make a decent croissant. I found that there wasn’t too much difference between a 2 or 3 day croissant, but it made planning ahead easier. For the 2 day croissant, I make, laminate and shape the dough the afternoon before. I then…

Sichuan chilli fish


I love spicy food, especially the Sichuan style with those peppercorns that leave a numb feeling in your mouth. My favourite chilli fish has a well seasoned broth with large soy bean sprouts. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I ate this regularly and on the day before my labour, I had eaten chilli…

Homemade Nando’s Spice Rub


Nando’s holds a very special place in our family’s heart. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t like Nando’s. My parents love it and it’s a real treat for them to have when they visit me as they are yet to have a Nando’s where they live. Over the years, I’ve been able…

Tennessee Smoky Spice Rub


My husband loves barbecue ribs, especially the American style ones. The latest rub he’s been using is a Tennessee style smoky spice rub. The smoked hickory flavour is key to this and can be achieved in two ways – through a hickory smoke powder or with chips while barbecuing. This spice rub uses the smoke…

Gooey salted caramel ice cream (392 calories per serve)


I remember many years ago when I tried my first salted caramel dessert. It absolutely blew my mind. I had no idea that a combination of salt and sweet could taste so good. Since then salted caramel has been one of my absolute favourite flavours so of course, I had to make it from scratch…

Angie’s Strawberry Ice Cream (245 calories per serve)


I bought an ice cream maker recently – a Cuisinart with compressor (because who has that much space in the freezer for a bowl??). Since then, I have been experimenting with at least one flavour a week. I quickly realised that I liked the egg-free, no-cook varieties better because I can make an ice cream,…