Simple Frozen Treat: Bananas!

My ridiculous simple frozen treat for the kids is so easy to make. I got the idea from a Nick Jr short. ...more

Simple Pasta Caprese

I'm sitting on my couch sipping some white wine, wishing I had more mozzarella cheese because I really want to make this dish again. It was so quick and simple, which has been great this week because I'm dealing with a sick kitty cat....more

The Carpet Picnic (with Sweetcorn Fritters)

Once you have moved to a country that boasts outdoor living, it is really hard to admit that for a few months of the year, the living is best kept inside, where there are fires and a distinct lack of Antarctic winds. The children, being 50% mule and 50% whirling dervish, are even more reluctant to give up on the idea of eating at the beach. That is, right up until the point where we are eating on the beach and they realise that we weren’t lying about the Antarctic winds....more

The Best Fruit Smoothie Ever?

When I started this journey of finding the right combination of foods to make the perfect fruit smoothie, I tried many things and--yes--experienced some really bad smoothies. Yet, I'm so excited that I started this journey because I feel that I'm getting to the "perfect fruit smoothie" stage. Let’s set a basic foundation first. ...more
Laurend1985 Thanks and I actually have started using Almond milk for my smoothies and I love it. ...more

Malay Sambal Udang…Some Sambal Fishballs Would Be Nice Too!

Sambal udang, or sambal prawns, is a characteristically Malay dish of prawns cooked with sambal belacan and chilli rempah. It tastes quite similar to Ayam Masak Merah, a dish of chicken that is cooked in a similar sambal sauce, except that there isn’t any tomato sauce in this prawn recipe....more

Grapefruit is HOT!

Everybody knows grapefruit is good for you.  It’s been touted as one of ‘the world’s healthiest foods’, and has long been the icon of a dieter’s breakfast.  Sure, you can also peel it and put sections in salads and such, or squeeze the juice for drinks or add it to sauces.  And while all that might be cool, this girl likes it HOT!  That’s right, broiled in fact....more

Homemade Rosemary Aioli + 2 Secrets to Aioli Success

Aioli. Aye – oh – lee. If you’d rather, you can just say “mayonnaise”. Or mayo. After all, that’s basically what aioli is, mayo with a fancy French name....more

Mongolian Beef Stir-Fry To Accompany The Rice

Similar recipes found online have disclaimed any links that this dish might have to Mongolian origins. In actual fact, it is just stir-fried beef braised in a thick sauce, the latter of which distinguishes it from being just an ordinary plate of stir-fried beef....more

BRUSCHETTA WITH TOMATO & FRESH MOZZARELLA

How is it July already?!CBH and I are heading out to New Jersey for a nice long weekend, and I couldn’t be any more excited.  {I feel like I’ve had a countdown going for at least a month now.}  My brother and his new wife are coming in from New York for the weekend too, to spend time with CBH and I and my folks.  It will be a wonderful weekend filled with people I love. ...more

Sauteed Shrimp and Zoodles

Zoodles. Yes, I went down that roller coaster ride. Although somewhat hesitantly. You see, I’ve been there done that in the quest to replace my beloved noodles. We won’t discuss the great spaghetti squash incident of 2012. So, yes, I was in the back of the line for the zoodle coaster but I finally got on. I started with some things around the house and made this Sauteed Shrimp and Zoodles recipe....more