One very wet February day, a mouse (3 cm max) scurried through the open back door and hid in the kitchen for three terror filled, sleep deprived (mine, not the mouse’s) days. Having watched, loved but been more than slightly repulsed by the movie Ratatouille (however cute the cartoon character, the thought of a rat … Continue reading YES, WE HAVE NO BANANAS
I do love fishcakes. Tend not to make them often. Hate the telltale fishy waft hours (sometimes days) after cooking so I avoid pan frying fish. Don't like fishy smelling hands after handling it raw either. For days my fussy eater 17 year old had been harping on about fish cakes. For as many days … Continue reading HANDSFREE FISHCAKES
PASTA, PRESENT & FUTURE
In 2010, in a bid to keep my (then) 10 year old from getting bored during the summer vacation, we embarked on a project to cook from scratch and one of the items on the list was pasta. It was fun and we made pasta a number of times. For a little while. Not long … Continue reading PASTA, PRESENT & FUTURE
I am so excited to share the recipe for Dried Shrimp Sambal, or to use its Nonya name, Hae Bee Hiam that I discovered in the Daily Asian Cook Book. It is a condiment that with a good blender is easy enough to make but without a Thermomix it is a chore as you have … Continue reading Sambal Heaven
SICILIAN ADVENTURE: TRAVELLING WITH MY THERMOMIX
I can be eccentric. This can be mistaken for lunacy. The question is: do I want to open it up for debate? Well, having thought (not too long but) quite hard about it, my conclusion: to hell with it; I'll confess. I TOOK MY THERMOMIX ON A TWO WEEK HOLIDAY TO SICILY! From the outset … Continue reading SICILIAN ADVENTURE: TRAVELLING WITH MY THERMOMIX
Roasted Cauliflower Mock Rice
Mock rice made with cauliflower is a great alternative to rice. With 25 calories per 100g of cauliflower compared with 125 calories per 100g of steam white long grain rice, it's a no brainer that if you are counting calories or looking for a low carb alternative, mock rice is the way forward. Actually, even … Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower Mock Rice
HAINANESE CHICKEN RICE POP UP
With my trusted Thermomix as my sous chef, I have complete confidence in my passionate quest to spread the word about the incredible flavours of Singapore's national dish: Hainanese Chicken Rice. So join me at Tann Rokka for the Pop Up during the Primrose Hill Fair. Relax on the bridge at Chloe's Espresso. Come experience the flavours. Once … Continue reading HAINANESE CHICKEN RICE POP UP
Meet Dolly and be prepared for my Thermomix tribute Dolly Delights: biscuits for dogs and an accidental delicious gluten free snack for humans too! From the day I met this wonderful Westie 14 years ago, we've had this bond. One of my first photoshoots was of Dolly. One of the first books I made was of Dolly. When … Continue reading DOLLY DELIGHTS
Back to Kale!
Yes, raw kale is very good for you. One cup of raw chopped kale contains 206% of Vitamin A, 134% Vitamin C, and 684% Vitamin K in 33 calories. It is a great source of important minerals and antioxidants that have been associated with lowering cancer risk and promoting healthy skin, eyes, and immune function. The honest … Continue reading Back to Kale!
OTTOLENGHI’S MUHAMMARA ADAPTED
The first time I tried Muhammara was at Al Hamra. I came across Ottolenghi's recipe by chance and I now get my fix whenever I want, thanks to my TM5 taking all the effort out of it. I love it so much that at a cooking demonstation I organised at the lifestyle space Tann Rokka recently, I chose to … Continue reading OTTOLENGHI’S MUHAMMARA ADAPTED