Author Archives: Emily

[Recipe] Grilled Salmon Fillets with Wasabi & Lemon Cream Sauce {My Date Night with IKEA’s Wintertainer Facebook App}

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My Date Night Special with IKEA 'Wintertaining' - Grilled Salmon Fillets with Wasabi & Lemon Cream Sauce  | www.fussfreecooking.com

I am all for enjoying the little things in life, especially the ways we try to keep our relationship lively. As I enjoy cooking and complementarily, my beloved enjoys home-cooked food,  stay-home dates work for us. In fact, I can hardly remember the last time we went out for dinner just the two of us. Usually if we go out for dinner, it is with a group of friends. To some people, it may sound like we are headed for happily retired couplesville. Personally, I feel there’s something about stay-home dates which feel really cosy and intimate. Dressing down, totally in the comfort of our home, warm food and cuddles, I’ve got to say it is a fantastic idea -  especially in the winter months, no?

While planning a date night is much easier as compared to inviting friends over for dinner, I do make an effort to ensure our date nights feel a little more special, for example by decorating with fresh flowers and candles, trying a new recipe and picking up a movie that both of us will enjoy. I could also take the planning a little further with the help of the new IKEA Wintertainer Facebook app.

Emily Tan's Date Night | www.fussfreecooking.com

[Healthy Lunch Box Recipe] Quinoa Flakes, Feta, Roasted Capsicum & Corn Savoury Muffins

Quinoa Flakes, Feta, Roasted Capsicum & Corn Savoury Muffins | www.fussfreecooking.com

My beloved and I often bring packed lunch to work. What started out as a money saving exercise has morphed into our lifestyle which we thoroughly enjoy.

Our packed lunches have been leftovers from the night before. Then, I decided to make the good old fashion cold cuts and salad sandwiches for lunch. I confess that my sandwiches phase did not last long and somehow savoury muffins seemed like the next best thing to venture into.

[Gluten Free Recipe] Chinese Crispy Beef with Brown Sugar, Balsamic Vinegar & Tamari (or Soy Sauce)

Chinese Crispy Beef with Brown Sugar, Balsamic Vinegar & Soy Sauce | www.fussfreecooking.com

I rarely make deep fried food at home but if I do, this is Chinese crispy beef is my go-to dish.  This dish reminds me of the rainbow beef I usually get from  the Chinese takeaway but you know what, this one is so much better!

Well, just because I cooked it. *wink*

Just kidding!

It was simply because this was made at home. Oh yeah, home cooked food is the king over here in Fuss Free Cooking HQ!