Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These cookies are THE ULTIMATE cookies. They are my absolute favourite and never fail to impress a crowd. Scoop them out onto a baking tray and freeze. They store well in the freezer for weeks in a zip lock bag. When you have guests, just pop them in the oven (no need to thaw) and about 20 minutes later, you would have turned your guests into devotees. Continue reading Chocolate Chip Cookies

Grilled Chilli Cheese Sandwich


We’ve been away on holidays and it has been so difficult getting back into a routine of cooking and housework. All I want to do is laze around in post-holiday bliss. Not having the motivation to cook doesn’t mean we don’t have the motivation to eat. Unfortunately for us, post-holiday also means it is time to curb the spending, so going out for dinner last night wasn’t an option. I made some grilled cheese sandwiches and they were a hit with very little effort required! Continue reading Grilled Chilli Cheese Sandwich

Breakfast Soufflé


I love eggs for breakfast, but Mangy is a little strange. Some days he’ll order poached eggs and thoroughly enjoy them for breakfast. Other days he’ll refuse to eat them, claiming that they’re too eggy. How can eggs not be eggy?? I I try to be open minded about his quirks, but sometimes I wonder about his food habits….just a little too weird for my taste. Continue reading Breakfast Soufflé

Chicken and Prawn Potstickers

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I’m not a huge fan of potstickers, but Mangy loves them and will often order them at restaurants or buy packets of frozen dumplings to steam at home. We were grocery shopping recently and had a list in hand and were doing pretty well sticking to that list until Mangy spied a packet of Gyozas in the freezer section…and just like that he was like a three year old in the confectionery aisle.  Continue reading Chicken and Prawn Potstickers

Onion Rings


The key to good onion rings is to cook them at lower heat for a longer time. Not too hot as the onion rings will brown quickly and the onions would still be raw. By cooking them slowly, the onions have a chance to cook through and become lovely and sweet. Don’t overcrowd the oil, just a few rings at a time and these will make the perfect side dish to your steaks or burgers. Continue reading Onion Rings

Candied Cashews

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This hardly a recipe, just something I throw together when we haven’t got snacks in the house and we’re craving for something sweet. These nuts are so morish on their own and also  go really well over ice ream. The salt is a must as it cuts through all that sugary sweetness and makes the nuts taste like salted caramel, so don’t skip it!  Continue reading Candied Cashews

Corn Pakoda

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My baby brother (he’s 25!) is here to visit and will be staying with us for a month. So I’ve had to up my game and come with creative solutions to keep him well-fed. When I found this recipe for corn pakoda, I thought it’d be a great way to get rid of the 2 corns ears lying in my fridge AND also get some vegetables into him. Continue reading Corn Pakoda