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easy one-pot beef and shallots stew & review of the corningware casserole pot

I am often very busy but I am a firm believer in serving home-cooked meals. My compromise is to cook simple meals that take little time, yet are packed with…

{giveaway} pan-fried vietnamese pork chops

I have such a fabulous recipe to share today. This dish was so good, I went, “MMMMMmmmm!” as I took my first bite. And since I had to work late,…

layered vanilla sponge cake with whipped cream, strawberries and blueberries

Do you like cake? Well, I am not the world’s biggest cake fan but if a tender slice of cake is sitting right in front of me, well, I am…

penne with chicken, mushroom and asparagus in pistachio pesto sauce

It is no secret that pasta water helps to bind pasta and sauce together to create a yummy and silky sauce.  The recipe I am sharing today is a classic…

pan-fried brown butter honey garlic salmon | a review of corningware retroflam cookware

If you are thinking that it is pretty rare to find a salmon recipe in my blog, you will be right! That is not to say that we do not…

szechuan ‘saliva’ or mouth-watering chicken (四川口水鸡)

I apologize for the strange title of this dish. In my defense, I didn’t name the dish – it is a direct translation from its Chinese name. I wonder who’d…

fusilli spaccati with minced beef and mushroom in tritturi sauce

On busy days, I tend to cook a pot of pasta sauce. Normally, since I am usually out teaching in the evenings, the LAM will cook the pasta and mix…

{Giveaway} sponsorship of italian produce by the real food market and a recipe for elicoidali with bronte pistachio pesto, pancetta, spinach and roasted cherry tomatoes

The LAM always gets super excited when I cook Italian food. He will hang around the kitchen and taste everything while my back is turned. It’s quite cute, really, in…

{giveaway} steamed wild sea bass with lemongrass and ginger (ikan siakap stim)

When Pansing Distributions sent me a copy of Norman Musa‘s new book, Amazing Malaysian, the first thing I did was to flip through the book and drooled over all the amazing…

2-ingredient flourless nutella brownies

I have always been a HUGE fan of Nigella Lawson. The lady can cook AND bake, and manages to look so darn good while doing so too. In fact, I named…