[Recipe] Classic Caprese Salad with Bocconcini

Classic Caprese Salad with Bocconcini | www.fussfreecooking.com

Caprese salad is one of my favourite salads ever and it is one of those food which is timeless and a crowd pleaser. Personally, I reckon it is simplicity at its best and I love the fact that it wasn’t shy in terms of flavour, colour and aroma (thanks to the sweet scented basil!).

When punnets of tomato medley were on sale not too long ago, I know right away how I can put these colourful baby tomatoes into good use. I would go as far as to say that making caprese salad is the best way of savouring good quality tomatoes. The naturally sweet and juicy tomatoes coupled with pillowy soft mozzarella, basil, fruity olive oil and a subtle tang from the balsamic vinegar. These were all the wonderful flavours which took me to the salad heaven!

   

[Recipe] Papaya & Lime Smoothie, Sugar Free & Dairy Free

Papaya & Lime Smoothie | www.fussfreecooking.com

I used to grow up with many edible plants in my garden in Penang. Oh how I missed the precious moments of picking fresh produce from my garden! I remembered that we had an abundance of ladies’ fingers (aka okra), four-angled beans (aka kacang botol), luffa (which was left fully ripened to turn into scrubbing sponges), mango trees, black sugar cane and last but not least, three papaya trees.

   

[Recipe] Orecchiette with Olive, Capers & Chili, featuring Barilla Pasta & Sauce

Orecchiette with olive, capers & chili, featuring Barilla Pasta & Sauce | www.fussfreecooking.com

Hi friends, hope you all had a relaxing and fun Easter break!

I felt like starting this week with a meat free recipe and here is my baked vegetarian pasta – both orecchiette and olive pasta sauce courtesy of Barilla.

   

[Recipe] Easter Buttermilk Cupcakes with MaltEaster Chocolate Bunny

Easter Buttermilk Cupcakes with Chocolate MaltEaster Bunny  | www.fussfreecooking.com

When Charmaine of wangirls.blogspot.com.au featured these MaltEaster chocolate bunnies on her Instagram, I know I have to get my hand these. Aren’t they cute?

In one of her replies, she mentioned that she got them from Kmart but I have found them in Coles instead.