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On Set Experience for Season 6 MasterChef Australia & Satay Chicken Salad {Gluten Free Recipe}

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Satay Chicken Salad {Gluten Free Recipe} |

Bianca from Wholefood Simply, Jenny from Ichigo Shortcake and myself were invited to the taping of one of the team challenges for MasterChef Australia in Melbourne not too long ago.

Words could not begin to describe how excited I was to be able to witness my favourite cooking show in its raw form, pre-editing. Watching team challenges at home, I can sometimes get so excited I leap from my couch (yes, I can be that dramatic!)  But when you’re on set, the excitement is ten times greater!

Masterchef Season 6 Behind the Scene |

{From the left: Bianca, Jenny, Gary Mehigan and I at the waiting shed before entering the set)

[Easy Baking Recipe] 4 Ingredients Peanut Butter & Pretzel Cookies

4 Ingredients Peanut Butter & Pretzel Cookies |

As much as I enjoy wearing two hats, working as a full time accountant and blogging two to three times a week have turned out to be a little more taxing than I envisioned. Plus, I have some personal stuff I have to deal with, hence for the last several weeks, I decided to give myself some time off from blogging for some R&R. The perk of being your own “boss” ha!

Like most vacations, it started to get a bit dull after a while. Am I on my own with this statement? ;)

So here I am, back to the blogosphere with a four-ingredients peanut butter and pretzel cookies.

[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  |

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 |