Salad & Vegetables

Chinese New Year Recipes – Happy Monkey Year 2016

We are going to usher in the Year of the Monkey in just less than 3 weeks’ time. This year I will be having my reunion dinner a few days earlier as my hubby will be away for the whole of the CNY period and I haven’t started stocking up on ingredients yet. Coming up […]

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Watermelon Feta Mint Salad Recipe

It is Christmas Eve today but the festive atmosphere is obviously missing. Christmas is supposed to be my favourite occasion but I feel so drained of emotions these couple of days – I don’t even know what’s going on sometimes. Maybe I’m just trying to run away from reality – even if it was just […]

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Cuttlefish Kangkong Recipe

Earlier I have shared a Sambal Kangkong Recipe that is a tze char favourite for many. Today, I’m using kangkong again to recreate the hawker dish, Cuttlefish Kangkong or what’s better known as Jiu Her Eng Chye in local dialect. This is a really simple recipe that is almost like a salad that requires minimal […]

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Sambal Kangkong Recipe

“ 吃太多kangkong会脚软!” ” Eating too much kangkong will make your legs go weak. “ And that was what I grew up believing in because the older folks kept saying that. But in actual fact, kangkong is a vegetable that is rich in iron, calcium and vitamins B & C and it’s not scientifically or medically […]

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Tropical Chicken Salad Recipe

Being in this part of the world where we get an all-year-round supply of beautiful tropical fruits – we are just spoilt for choice. It is so easy to make a fruit salad anytime we want but I prefer to do something different. A cross between a fruit salad and a savoury salad that has […]

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Okra Salad Recipe (with prawns)

Previously I always tried to avoid the okra or what’s better known here in Singapore as ladies’ fingers. They have this gooey slime that just doesn’t appeal to me. And it’s only recently that I’ve sort of developed a liking for these pod vegetables. Having survived an episode of illness/surgery probably does change a person’s […]

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Glass Noodle Salad Recipe (with chicken)

In any Thai restaurant that I go to, I hardly miss out on ordering a seafood glass noodle salad. I really enjoy the combination of salty, tangy, sweet and spicy flavours of the refreshing sauce dressing that never fails to whet up my appetite. For my version of a glass noodle salad, I used shredded […]

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Stir Fried Lettuce Recipe (with Shimeji Mushrooms)

It’s Veggie Friday! And that’s why I am posting my 2nd vegetable recipe of the day 🙂 Are you into eggplant (brinjal/aubergine) dishes too? Check out my healthy Steamed Eggplant Recipe that I had just published earlier today. In the past, I would stir fry mushrooms with either broccoli, cauliflower or kai-lan (Chinese broccoli) but since […]

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Steamed Eggplant Recipe (with Garlic Sauce)

Since I had my thyroid surgery, my doctor had strongly discouraged me from eating cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower because he said these were the vegetables that could promote ‘growth’ and because I still have a few small cysts on my right thyroid that’s still intact, I’m at risk for future complication should any of the […]

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Chicken, Sausage and Bean Stew Recipe

I hope those of you residing in Singapore are keeping well and healthy. My sinuses are acting up like crazy, thanks to the haze that seems to be getting worse again today ? I’m trying to refrain from eating heaty stuffs cos’ my throat is just so uncomfortable these days so I’m mainly craving for simple […]

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Yogurt Potato Salad Recipe

A mayo-loaded (sometimes with Dijon mustard too) potato salad can be so hard to resist at times. It’s like one of my all-time favourite comfort foods and a must-order side dish when I’m having Western fare outside. While I do indulge in the same at home occasionally especially when I have a big bottle of […]

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Roasted Cannellini Beans, Carrots and Potatoes Recipe

Baked potato. Mashed potato. Corn on the cob. French fries. Onion rings. Salad greens. Coleslaw. Pasta salad. Steamed vegetables. Mashed cauliflower. Blah blah blah. I’m running out of ideas to create sides for my mains. So when the husband asked me if cannellini beans could be roasted in the oven, I thought it was just […]

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Chickpea and Sausage Stew Recipe

I really love cooking one-pot stews because not only they are easy to make and can be prepared in advance (usually taste better overnight!), they are also able to feed many without too much hassle. Also, I think a one-pot stew can be a very budget-friendly meal because you can use whatever meats or vegetables […]

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Kewpie’s Roasted Sesame Dressing and Smoked Salmon Salad

I made this Smoked Salmon Salad during one of the festive dinner parties I hosted a few months back and all of my guests loved it. Not because the smoked salmon (store-bought), vegetables (raw) or olives (pickled) were fantastic but because they enjoyed the smooth and nutty dressing that came with the salad. Lol. So […]

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Chicken with Peperonata Recipe

Peperonata is Italian for stewed bell peppers which makes a great complement to poultry or even seafood dishes. There are probably tons of ways to stew peppers (with white wine, canned tomatoes, etc) but I like mine light and healthy with just fresh chicken stock and sufficient salt and pepper to taste. In this way, […]

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Cauliflower & Potato Puree with Mushrooms Recipe

While I’m not exactly on a diet, I do like to seek out food alternatives that are healthier and/or have lower calories than their regular counterparts. One good example is opting for mashed cauliflower (check out my recipe here) rather than mashed potato because the former contains only 1/3 of the calories of potato (100g […]

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