Monthly Archives: December 2013

Sweet & Sour Glazed Salmon with Sautéed Carrot & Chinese Broccoli

Sweet & Sour Glazed Salmon with Sautéed Carrot & Chinese Broccoli |

I love salmon. It is rich, delicate, delicious, nutritious and it is one of those ingredients that the less you fuss over it, the better. I like to balance the richness of salmon with something acidic such as tamarillo salsa, lemon, and for this dish, vinegar, to offset this little fatty fish heh!

Glazed salmon is such a popular pairing (plus it sounded delectable!), so I decided to take the path of Chinese sweet and sour glazed which is made up of an equal proportion of brown sugar, soy sauce and white vinegar. It is without a doubt that this is an easy glaze formula you can remember huh?

First Impression: Pitango Risotto Chicken & Garlic

Pitango Risotto Chicken & Garlic Review |

Things can get pretty crazy this time of the year. My much delayed “spring” cleaning, Christmas shopping, baking and a long list of other tasks to get myself ready to welcome the festive season.  I usually go easy on the cooking department especially after a long day of running errands in town, the extreme bicep and triceps “workout” for carrying multiple groceries bags and the last thing you want to do when you come home is to be in the kitchen cooking.

Grilled Chicken Salad with Smoked Almond & Parsley Pesto

Grilled Chicken Salad with Smoked Almond & Parsley Pesto |

If you are a long term reader of Fuss Free Cooking, I don’t need to tell you how much I love chicken. Since it is salad weather over here in Australia, I have been obsessing with salad. Chicken salad to exact.  To make salad making even more delightful, I had great luck in sourcing local fresh lettuce leaves from my favourite providores of gourmet local food, A Slice of Orange and super sweet grape tomatoes from Harris Farm Market. I get excited over little things in life, like getting my hands on almost freckle free lettuce leaves, as if it is freshly picked from my imaginary garden or the beautiful charred lines of grilled chicken or croutons in salad. Yes, croutons, the crispy tiny gold bread nuggets which bring the crunch and wow factor to a salad.