Author Archives: Emily

[Recipe] Shrimp and Snow Peas Stir Fry with Chili, Miso & Tomato

Shrimp and Snow Peas Stir Fry with Chili, Miso & Tomato |

In the past, I have only associated miso paste with making tofu miso soup. However, I have learned that miso paste has greater use than just making soup. Due to its potent salty and savoury taste, it is versatile enough to be used as a marinate as well as to amp up the savouriness in my vegan mac ‘n’ cheese.

And here comes another use for miso paste: to make stir fry!


[Recipe] Almond Meal & Chia Seeds Pancakes, Flourless, Vegan Friendly & Gluten Free

Flourless Chia Seeds Pancakes, Vegan Friendly & Gluten Free |

I love trying new ways of making pancakes.  Case in point the easy and healthy overnight porridge pancakes, the fluffy blueberry yoghurt pancakes and, every now and again, I miss savoury pancakes like cheesy cornflakes pancakes and the wacky mac ‘n’ cheese pancakes.

Having friends with special dietary requirements in mind, I wanted to try a pancake recipe which can be both vegan friendly and gluten free. As an avid home cook, I like to be ready for all kinds of dietary requirements that come my way.


[Recipe] Dan Dan Noodles

dan dan noodles |

The reason of my last homemade chilli oil post was to make dan dan noodles. It is a popular Chinese Sichuan dish which is essentially made up of noodles with creamy sesame and chilli oil dressing as well as a sautéed mince meat.

My take on this dish is a little different than the original version. There’s no sign of Sichuan peppercorn and it is therefore less spicy; instead of using dried Asian noodles, I have substituted with something most of us is familiar with – spaghetti.


[Recipe] How To Make Your Own Chili Oil

How to make your own chili oil |

As much as I rely upon store-bought condiments, I enjoy homemade ones when I have the chance to make them.

Also, some of you may have trouble buying the condiments I frequently use in many of my recipes such as the Indonesian soy sauce (aka kecap manis). Having that in mind, I have featured a homemade version which surprisingly, turned out to be one of my most popular posts!