Yesterday, I have received a Versatile Blogger Award from the talented Melissa at The Hungry¬†Artist. Snippets about¬†The Hungry¬†Artist – ¬†I often intrigued by¬†Melissa’s creative take in¬†food and¬†what I like about her recipes¬†are: they are¬†very¬†feasible, inspiring and needless to say, delicious!¬†In addition, her creativity is not limited to food and recipes, she is also¬†a writer and […]

Noodles with Chinese Kale & Shitake Mushrooms

I seldom have noodles for dinner when I¬†was¬†living with my parents. This is mainly because my dad considers rice-with-three-dishes- and-a- soup ¬†is a¬†proper dinner as compared to one pot of¬†stir-fry¬†noodles.¬†In my household,¬†we normally prefer to have noodles for breakfast and lunch instead of dinner. However since living away from home, I don’t remember the last […]

Strawberry Crunch Muffins

I think it takes a whole lot of will power to resist the temptation of¬† good bargains.¬† That’s why whenever¬†I go shopping, especially grocery shopping,¬†preparing a shopping¬† list is always a good idea –¬†for me anyway. Walking into a grocery store with big “sale” signs¬†¬†adhering to the windows is always a¬†bad sign –¬†knowingly, ¬†I’ll end […]

Sponge Cupcakes with Sparkling Apple Juice

Sponge cake¬†may not be¬†for everyone. The reason I make¬†such statement¬†is¬†based on¬†observations that I’ve gathered from my friends who are self-confessed¬†cake connoiseurs. ūüėõ¬† They usually prefer their¬†cakes to be dense, moist and rich – so rich that makes you float on cloud nine and wish that this moment will stay forever. I, on the other hand, […]

Grilled Chicken Nibbles with Homemade Tangy Barbecue Sauce

There’s nothing more fulfilling than cooking from scratch and it gives me the sense of achievement that makes the whole cooking experience more enjoyable. I’ve always wanted to home-make my most-frequently-used sauces – ketchup and barbecue sauce, for some time now. Although having said that, laziness has been the reason I’ve been procrastinating and resorting […]

Beef with Lemongrass & Chiles Stir Fry

When I¬†first dabbled in¬†the world of cooking,¬†I used to rely heavily¬†on pre-made stir fry sauces from the supermarkets.¬†It makes cooking less intimidating¬†as all I had to do was¬†to cut up¬†some¬†fresh meat and¬†vegetables, tossed them in the pan¬† with the pre-made sauce.¬†No sweat.¬†¬†Although each time the cooking process was almost identical, the results,on the other hand, […]