LINGUINE WITH ANCHOVIES AND ONION SAUCE
Anchovies may not be everyone’s favorite food, but they certainly are mine. In Southeast Asian kitchen, anchovies are common ingredients too. From flavoring soup to being side dishes and anything in between. Using the anchovies in this pasta dish sure gives the dish that umami taste. And I love umami […]

LINGUINE WITH ANCHOVIES AND ONION SAUCE


PINEAPPLE COMPOTE
Pineapples were on sale few weeks ago and with 4 pineapples at home, I thought I would made a compote or what we usually call pineapple jam (though I was tempted to make some cookies and cakes with them). They were easy to make but just take a bit longer […]

PINEAPPLE COMPOTE



CHICKEN SCHNITZEL
I’m a HUGE fan of schnitzel. Actually the whole family of ours are too. The first time I made it several years ago, we all got hooked. I made the Veal cutlet that time and it was a big hit ! Recently I tried it on the chicken and as […]

CHICKEN SCHNITZEL


CHEDDAR CORN PIE 2
I’ve been so blessed to meet so many wonderful people. Some I’ve met in person, some I’ve came to know through blogging and either way, I feel so grateful. Every time I made this cheddar corn pie, it reminds me of my good friend, Stef (not that she looks like […]

CHEDDAR CORN PIE



BACON AND APPLE SANDWICH
I hardly fixed sandwich for either lunch or dinner. I guess it’s not part of the culture I grew up in to have sandwiches for meals (at least not at the time when I was little kid eons ago). I like sandwiches though. I know most Americans fix sandwich for […]

BACON AND APPLE SANDWICH


EASY BANANA FRITTERS 2
Banana fritters or what we call Pisang Goreng in Indonesian language is one of my favorite street foods. You can see this being sold almost anywhere on the street. This, though is not the traditional Pisang Goreng you’ll find in Indonesia however. Preparation wise is slightly different. The Banana fritters […]

EASY BANANA FRITTERS



LEEKS OMELETTE
Leeks is one of my favorite vegetables to cook with. In the same genus with onion and garlic (also my two favorite ingredients to cook with). My mom likes to use leeks in stir-fry noodles, stew, and to make egg omelette. It flavors the dish pretty nicely. This leeks omelette […]

LEEKS OMELETTE


BROILED LOBSTER TAILS
There is always first time to everything. Last weekend was my first time cooking lobster tails at home (certainly less intimidating than having to handle the whole crustacean). Both my husband and are seafood lovers. The original plan was to get some fresh jumbo scallops and then seared them, but […]

BROILED LOBSTER TAILS



OYSTER VERMICELLI NOODLE
I learnt of oyster vermicelli noodle or known as oyster mee sua when I visited Taiwan few years ago. I had this bowl of gooey looking noodle this at the famous Shilin night market. If you google Taiwan Shilin night market, you can see the photos and read about it. […]

OYSTER VERMICELLI NOODLE


LEMON GRASS PORK LOIN WITH RICE NOODLES
Lemon grass is one of my favorite herbs to cook with. These stalks are very commonly used in Southeast Asian kitchen. From just flavoring dishes to actually being eaten. This lemon grass pork loin with rice noodles uses chopped lemon grass. I know it’s a bit hard to imagine eating […]

LEMON GRASS PORK LOIN WITH RICE NOODLES



RICE PILAF WITH CARAMELIZED ONION
I got hooked with caramelized onion lately. Well, I’ve always enjoyed caramelized onion but recently, I’m not sure what it is, I’m craving for certain things (not pregnant! ha!) and this is one of them and trying to sneak it into certain dish and it complements this fluffy rice pilaf […]

RICE PILAF WITH CARAMELIZED ONION


JERK CHICKEN WITH PINEAPPLE SALSA
I heard of Jerk chicken so often but I’ve never actually had one before. Jerk is a method of cooking from Jamaica. The meats are usually rubbed with spices mixture (usually hot). The spices can be dry rub or wet kind. The meat is then traditionally roasted over charcoal grill. […]

JERK CHICKEN WITH PINEAPPLE SALSA



REFRIGERATED RAW OATMEAL
I love having oatmeal in the morning. It’s comforting and it’s healthy. And now that I’m still nursing the baby, it’s good for milk supply too (Well, I won’t count on just oatmeal to boost supply, but it sure helps in that department). I like the old-fashioned (or known as […]

REFRIGERATED RAW OATMEAL


ALMOND MEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Every now and then (or more than every now and then actually), I can make use of good chocolate chip cookies. When the kids are taking naps and I quietly slip into the kitchen and have a munch or two of these and seriously…the best thing ever! I love traditional […]

ALMOND MEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES



PANKO-CRUSTED TOMATILLOS
I was always curious about these green-looking tomatoes or known as tomatillo in Spanish. Never had it before (at least not that I’m aware of) until these past 2 years probably. I never seen green tomatoes. My mom said she had never seen one before too until she came here. […]

PANKO-CRUSTED TOMATILLOS


GRILLED STEAK WITH TOSSED NOODLE
I’ve mentioned over and over before how much I liked the taste combination of sweet, spicy, sour, and salty in one dish. It’s like a party for the taste buds. I also have soft spots for medium rare grilled steak 😉 It’s kinda funny because I never grew up eating […]

GRILLED STEAK WITH TOSSED NOODLE



CRAZY MAMA BLUEBERRY AND CHOCOLATE MUFFINS
That name is as cheesy as it can get, isn’t it ? lol. It is somewhat crazy because they were made with breast milk. I know..I know…! You are rolling your eyes or your jaw perhaps just dropped or just… What ?? breastmilk ? I thought only baby drank breastmilk. […]

CRAZY MAMA BLUEBERRY AND CHOCOLATE MUFFINS


PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE
I have absolute weakness for pineapple upside-down cake. Seriously. I love..love… this cake. And I got butterfly in my stomach when I was making it. Sounds crazy, but I was excited and was even more excited when I sliced that first slice to take photo and then quickly set the […]

PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE



CHICKEN TARKARI
I love curries. Pretty much any kind of curries. There are lots of varieties out there around the world. The kind of curry I grew up eating usually rich in taste, red in color, fragrant thanks to the all the different spices and often made with coconut milk. I love […]

CHICKEN TARKARI


BLACK BEAN CHEESEBURGERS WITH GREEN CHILE
I was craving for a burger few weeks ago for whatever reason (no, not pregnant…again! Not funny I know), but I sure kept thinking about it. If you ever browsed through the recipes on this blog, I can tell you that I don’t have many recipes for burgers. Not because […]

BLACK BEAN CHEESEBURGERS WITH GREEN CHILE



OMELETTE SALAD
We love eggs! We start our morning with eggs. And I’m glad the two kiddos like eggs too. It’s just so easy to feed the family with eggs. They are cheap and nutritious. I often feel handicapped without eggs in the refrigerator. Days when I don’t want to deal with […]

OMELETTE SALAD


SAFFRON SCONES
After making the sour cream scones a while back, I decided to use up the saffron I had in the pantry. Hearing all the things about how divine this expensive spice was, I got some and indeed…it is heavenly fragrant (at least to me) and I’ve loved it ever since. […]

SAFFRON SCONES



PANDAN-WRAPPED CHICKEN
Pandan or known as screwpine leaves in English, is truly one of my favorite leaves to cook with. The smell of fresh pandan leaves are simply amazing. It’s hard to describe. My dad used to place a bunch of fresh pandan leaves at the back of the car as an […]

PANDAN-WRAPPED CHICKEN


ZUCCHINI WITH QUINOA AND PEANUTS PANCAKE
Another reason why I love summer! Zucchini. It’s abundance and I love zucchini period. I’ve tried to incorporate zucchini into many dishes I can think of. This pancake, is really very yummy and it’s a complete meal on its own. Packed with nutrients and if you never tried quinoa before, […]

ZUCCHINI WITH QUINOA AND PEANUTS PANCAKE