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Jacket Potatoes


“Baked these potatoes, and make it part of your festive meal. I did, on Christmas Eve dinner.”

Actually this was just my usual jacket potato where potato was baked and filled with cheese, sour cream and bacon bits. I called it the Christmas Eve Jacket Potato simple due to my strict yearly cooking of this as part of the set dinner only on the Christmas Eve.

I think I already had a similar post on Jacket Potato a while ago, but it’s ok. Here’s the revised version with different combination of toppings, anyway. Starting from Jacket Potato, I would post the revised recipe for the other two dishes in due. :) read more

Steamed Yam (Taro) Cake 芋头糕


“Breakfast? Snack? Local Delicacy?”

Did I not remember correctly that I owe someone this steamed yam cake recipe? Hmmm…. I thought one of my fans did the request… Anyway, I’ve cooked this, finally.

To be honest, I got my steamed yam cake cooked successfully only after my third trial. The first two times weren’t quite successful as the cakes turned out too firm. Way too firm to chew. Yes, too little water was added. Only in the third cooking, I got the right amount of water for my recipe. read more

Avocado Sweet Special

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I told you into previous post on first baby food. Avocado is the greatest and tastier fruit to be indulged.

Indeed, this simplest and tastiest recipe makes the avocado much more pleasurable to eat. The add-on sweetness from my recipe elevates the original creamy and buttery taste of the avocado which goes well with plain crackers.

Yes, simply top this delicious avocado paste on the plain cracker to eat. It doesn’t really matter which time I have this, it will just make my day brighter, or simply end it on a sweet note. read more

Hotplate Tofu with Mushroom on Egg Bed (铁板豆腐)

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Did I tell you that I bought a Happy Call Pan? Actually, I bought this a while ago through online purchase which comes with some small freebies, e.g. silicon dish mat, extra sealer strips, and etc. Oh yes, I did… Hey, I am not here to promote any Happy Call products in my post, simply sharing what I have gotten for my cooking use. As usual, it’s just a piece of information, if you like to know (smile).

Happy Call Multi Purpose Double Pan

And, sorry for not sharing with you immediately (really tired during this ‘crucial’ period), but today, I have a simple and healthy recipe, cooking with this pan. Also, to show you another way to use the bottled mushrooms in your cooking. read more

Homemade Achar (Asian Pickled Vegetables)

“Achar, the best side dish for me!”

Helloooooo… Long time no post and hope you miss me (chuckles). I promised one of my readers who requested Achar recipe on my FaceBook to post the recipe for her soon. And, I hope this doesn’t come too late for her liking. :) Achar is known to be a Nyonya dish, but well-liked by many other Asian dialects, too. This is an Asian-style pickled vegetables dish which tastes sweet and sourish with a little bit of spicy flavour in it. Achar goes so well with plain porridge, rice, nasi lemak, fried bee hoon, or even to be eaten on its own! read more

Simple Salad and Fruits with Honey Mustard & Thousand Island Dressing for Dinner

“It’s good if we could eat simple.”

Before sharing more on my curry chicken dish, I would like to go healthy first. I had salad for dinner tonight because my detox diet program starts today! :)

I read an article in the Sunday newspaper which talks about 1-week detoxification. It reminds me that it’s also about time for ME to go on some diet plans. Ya, I started my day with a glass of fresh lemon juice water in my empty stomach…Then, here comes my homemade salad with fruits… Oh well, I know I am not supposed to put these kinds of dressing I have added in my salad, but… Give me some allowances, alright?! I couldn’t go on full force just like this. Time to warm up, please (chuckling). read more