C’s Stellar Roast Chicken

If there is one thing that everyone should have in their cooking repertoire is a good roast chicken!

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Delicious Fried Fish Curry

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Last Friday I made possibly the easiest and most delicious curry I have made to-date. It was one of those dishes, that when I tasted it, I thought to myself – did I really make that?!  It was delicious, and I was excited. Yes, I get incredibly excited when something that tastes so good is made by myself  – spatula in hand I did a little jig and then than called C over to taste it. I expected him to break out into a little dance too – naturally that didn’t happen, but he did agree it was delicious. Keep Reading

Chicken Burgers with Asian Greens

Happy Friday everyone!

Here is just a quick recipe I wanted to share with you to kick start your weekend! Although, it is so straight-forward it is actually perfect for a mid-week meal. So if like me, you plan your week’s dinner menu the week before, make sure you add this one on to your list :)

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The chicken burgers are so juicy and flavourful you will wonder why you don’t make them more often, and the asian greens are so versatile, you can use whatever vegetables you can get your hands on, as the dressing is the real star that will steal the show! Keep Reading

Jamie Oliver’s Baked Cod Wrapped in Bacon!

When I left Singapore in 2010 to move to Mexico (to literally move in with this boy I had been having a long distance relationship with for the past year or so), I moved with a suitcase. I sold or gave away most of my furniture and packed down a few boxes of personal possessions that meant something to me and stored them at my parents. This was my exit strategy. The less things I brought with me to Mexico, the easier it would be to pack-up and leave if things did not work out.

Luckily for me they worked out perfectly, unluckily for my parents, they where lumbered with these boxes for the last few years. So when I was finally back in Singapore over Christmas, I went through them and come accross all my old cookbooks which I was planning on giving away, but just couldn’t bare to do it – so brought them all back to Brazil with me!

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Pyttipanna with a Twist!

You know what one of the best things about living in Brasilia is? Churrasco!

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Well…. if you are a committed carnivore and foodie that is! :) Keep Reading

Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

Over the last few months, C and I have realised the benefit of meal planning! By planning the meals you want to cook the following week and planning the days you won’t be cooking, we have realised a few things:

  1. Weekly meal planning takes the stress away from the dreaded question ‘what should we make for dinner tonight’.
  2. Allows you to cook meals that fit into you diet plans (for us, that is LCHF) and not just randomly throwing things together.
  3. Cuts down (almost 90%) food waste.
  4. (and my favourite point) You save money.

Seriously – why has it taken me so long to figure this out?

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Basic Risotto

Mmmm Risotto...

Jamie Oliver has been my go to guy for many a recipe, but none more so than for his basic risotto recipe. It has become a staple. It is fail-proof and will always result in that perfect creamy yet somehow ‘light’ risotto. The best thing about making risotto is that you can pretty much add whatever you want to the rice depending on what you are in the mood for, and what ingredients you have at hand. Keep Reading