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

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

Banana Pie Pudding Cups

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Gluten Free Pizza Muffins

I know what you're thinking, how can pizza possibly be good as a muffin? Well, friends, let me tell you. These little pizza muffins are possibly one of the best gluten free things I have ever made. They're gooey, cheesy and are nearly better than actual pizza. And the best part is you wouldn't even know they are gluten free. I had to cut myself off, or I would have eaten all twelve of them....more

Brussels Sprouts - Mediterranean Style

Brussel Sprouts are packed with all sorts of vitamins and nutrients.That is not a selling point for many members of my family. So, I turned into a Mediterranean style dish with olives and feta cheese.This was an instant hit with everyone and now, we make it at least once a week. It is very simple to make and takes no time at all....more