Monthly Archives: September 2013

Basil Pesto Marinated Kale, Quinoa & Haloumi Salad

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Needless to say, this is a kale lovin’ blog. I love kale. My beloved loves me and therefore, he has to love kale by default, even though I caught him “whining” to my friends that kale is all I cook when it comes to green vegetables of late. He is such a brave man, isn’t he?


Simple Soup Party

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I used to get really stressed out whenever I hosted a dinner party at my place.  Perhaps it is the perfectionist in me that always aims for something spectacular, you know, a variety of dishes with all that “wow factor”. I tended to end up with a grocery list that felt like it could reach the floor!  I was feeling exhausted even before the party began. My beloved, on the other hand, has a more spontaneous and no fuss approach to hosting a dinner party. When he plans something at short notice, he prepares a large of pot of bean curry and rice. There you go, conquering a dinner party with a pot of curry and rice!  As it turns out the party is no less enjoyable and the guests go home, just as happy.


Sweet Potato Parmigiana Bites Salad

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My other go-to pub meal other than steak and chips has to be chicken parmigiana. What’s not to like right? The crumbed crunchy exterior topped with tomato sauce and blistered cheese. Boy, I could do with a plate of this as I typed this post! As much as I love the pub version of chicken parmigiana, it is something I’d have once in a blue moon.


Stir-Fried Beef with Five Spice, Hoisin Sauce & Vegetables Recipe

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Please forgive me. I have been posting a lot about stir fry recipes lately. That’s what happens when I stopped planning my blogging content and go with the flow. That’s so 80s of me!  I can only hope that you’re still with me on my stir fry journey.

I have been doing a lot traveling for the past few weekends which are normally used for planning my meals for the week. In the absence of meal planning, I resorted to what I do best and instinctively: stir fry.