Peanut Butter Oatmeal Lactation Cookies

I’m writing this post as I’m breastfeeding the little one. Of all the new challenges that comes with a newborn, breastfeeding probably tops that list! It is alone a full time job latching, pumping, washing and sanitizing bottles, and ensuring that you’re getting sufficient nutrition and being properly hydrated! And some mums like myself face…

Croissant Pudding

As you can imagine, while I’m still on my first month of caring for my newborn, I’m binging on a fair share of Netflix, and was thoroughly inspired by Nadiya’s croissant pudding while watching Nadiya Bakes! This recipe from Episode 5 “Bakes to Share” required very minimal ingredients and was done in almost no time…

Chocolate Wool Roll Bread

And so, the last 2 weeks of being a new mum has been exhausting to say the least! It’s been both exciting and overwhelming taking care of a newborn, especially when I’ve had an emergency c-section. But, I was getting bored of lying in bed binging on Disney+ while breastfeeding every few hours. I wanted…

Shakshuka

Here’s a simple one-pan skillet dish that’s easy to make and perfect for weekend brunches! Smokey, spicy, and hearty, the shakshuka is a healthy eggs and peppers based dish with eggs. Some recipes call for an oven to cook the eggs in the final stages, but that would then require a cast iron pan. For…

Spicy Peanut Sauce Pulled Pork Samwich

It’s International Sandwich day on November 3rd and what better way to celebrate than to create a peanut butter sandwich #unlikeanyother… Or shall I say samwich? The savoury pulled pork in this sandwich is cooked in a peanut sauce similar to what we would dip our satay and fresh spring rolls in. In Southeast Asia,…

Coconut-Kaya Dutch Baby Pancake

In the states, you’d refer to it as the Dutch Baby Pancake. Note that the word “Dutch” is a little misleading, as it isn’t actually Dutch at all. However, in the UK, you’d call it a Yorkshire pudding. The recipe of both batters can pretty much be used interchangeably, although the Yorkshire pudding would generally…

2-Ingredient Peanut Butter Crepe

Here’s a super simple crepe you could make using only 2 ingredients! And yes, you’ve probably already figured out that peanut butter would be one of them from reading the title πŸ˜‰ These crepes are thin and delicate and so simple to make! They’re perfect for weekend brunches that are done in no time. And…

Beef Cheeseburgers

It’s been a week since our lockdown here has ended in Singapore. (Yes, it IS a lockdown. “Circuit Breaker” and “Phase 1” were just alternative terms) But I must say that I’ve adapted a little too well with self-isolation. The past 3 months have consisted of unending kitchen experiments almost on a daily basis. I’ve…

Croissants aux Amandes

Buttery, bold and beautiful. Take your regular croissants up a notch by dressing them up with almond cream and icing sugar! Make them with day-old croissants, because it’s the best way to use up any leftovers. Most people enjoy having this for breakfast, but I definitely feel like they’re more of a dessert and a…

Mango Sticky Rice with Coconut Panna Cotta

Easily the most popular dessert in all of Thailand, Mango Sticky Rice is pretty much my default dessert after every meal on my frequent Bangkok trips! The good news is that this dessert is pretty simple to make, requiring only a few ingredients: glutinous rice, coconut milk and sweet mangoes! I’ve made a healthier version…

Char Siew (Chinese BBQ Pork)

So most of us are pretty well acquainted with this Chinese BBQ Pork aka Char Siew (or Cha Siu) that gained international popularity. It would frequently make an appearance with dim sum, but is also often paired with rice or noodles. Every country seems to have a slightly different version of it, but the main…

Mentaiko Salmon (No blowtorch)

Japanese food in Singapore is so popular that we’ve almost created a secondary fusion culture of it. Mentaiko mayo torched on large pieces of salmon paired with protein bowls is probably one of these instances! In Japan, mentai mayo (明ε€ͺγƒžγƒ¨) is largely used with sashimi, sushi, dons, or especially pasta! However, you’d rarely see it…

Soft and Fluffy Tri-Coloured Milk Bread

I’ve always loved Asian style soft, fluffy milk bread, and with the current lockdown in place, what better to do than make your own? This recipe doesn’t require a bread machine and the dough is simple and easy to knead. It is also completely optional to colour them, especially if you’re not a fan of…

Dalgona Coffee (With Instant Espresso)

Aka The Quarantine Coffee which requires either an electronic whisk or some arm muscles. Of course I’ll be jumping on this bandwagon! Everyone knows the standard recipe for it! But I didn’t have instant coffee at home. Instead I had a coffee machine and instant espresso! I had much success with my instant espresso although…

Brown “Nasi” Lemak

The word “lemak” in Nasi Lemak means fat / creamy; both of which are probably what one would avoid when preparing for a wedding. Having grown up in Southeast Asia, I absolutely love all things coconut, and the creamy coconut-ty rice in Nasi Lemak is probably my favourite type of rice (next to chicken rice)….

Almond Pear Tart

We’re not quite on lockdown mode yet as with some countries already are. Malls, bars and attractions are still opened, with caution of a 250 people capacity limit. Who knows when this may change, as with the constant breaking news you hear from all around the world. Because in the world of epidemiology, time moves…

Mango Sticky Oatmeal

A healthier take on the classic Thai dessert, this Mango Sticky Oatmeal is the epitome of un-monotonous oatmeal and mindful eating. I absolutely adore mango sticky rice and it is highly possible that I continuously exceed the imaginary quota an average human being should consume in their lifetime. Its simple yet rich flavours capture my…

Pan-Seared Steak with Red Wine Sauce

Juicy, succulent and tender, with every bite packed with a punch of flavour that leaves a yearning for the next, a beautifully cooked steak is the epitome of the culinary world. And yet, it is also at the same time probably the most cost-efficient dish in the history of fine dining. With the perfect cut…