Homemade Chicken Nuggets – Jamie Oliver and Amber Kelly

I was addicted to chicken nuggets when I was pregnant with Mia. Everything else tasted like iron to me except chicken nuggets. However 9 months ago, I wasn't aware of this lovely crispy homemade chicken nuggets recipe by Amber Kelly.  What's so special about them? Well, they are coated with cornflakes! That's what give them …

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Spaghetti Meat Sauce 

If you've read about the versatile Ragu recipe we tried from Jamie Oliver, you'll know that Daniel and I are challenging each other to get better at cooking. Since he came home with 2kg of mince, we've been experimenting with different mince recipes. So here's mine - Spaghettti Meat Sauce from Just One Cookbook.  If …

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The Versatile, Easy Family Ragu – Jamie Oliver

Almost 4 weeks have flown by since Mia was born and I think it's pretty safe to say I'm less of an emotional wreck these days. Some days are overwhelming but generally, I think I'm doing fairly well (Here's when everyone jumps in to say how lucky I am as my husband is on Parental …

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Christmas Tree Shortbread

I've completely lost track of time and my mind. Unlike the first pregnancy, I don't feel completely prepared this time round even though dates have been set. It's probably because Christmas is this weekend and I'm just really excited about it - pretty much as excited as my 2.5 year old toddler.  I actually thought …

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Christmas Cookies 

2.5 year olds are such great fun. If we look beyond the bad days they have which involve them screaming "Mine!!!", "Noooo!!!!", "Do it myself!!!", they are actually really adorable little individuals who are so full of curiosity and creativity.  Last weekend, we were invited to a friend's place for a mini Christmas party for …

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3-ingredients Sausage Cheddar Puffs

With Christmas just round the corner, I'm experimenting with different fuss-free, quick and easy recipes for upcoming kids' parties.  I bought the pastry from the supermarket instead of trying to make it myself. So here's how I made these simple sausage cheddar puffs. 1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees cels on fan mode. Place a …

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Dinosaur Biscuits (Cookies)

Using BBC Good Food Basic Biscuit Recipe, we made some dinosaur footprint biscuits this afternoon.  I didn't expect how difficult it was to get a 2 year old to NOT over stomp dinosaurs on the dough. But it didn't matter, after all the forceful stomping around, I just went back to the kitchen to modify …

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Homemade Kaya (Coconut Jam)

It's Chinese New Year but somehow it feels a little ordinary. Two years ago, I've experimented with homemade Bak Kwa and Pineapple Tarts. Last year I even steamed a fish for the very first time in my life. Due to my lack of planning, I didn't organise anything special. Thankfully, there are 15 days of …

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Creamy Courgette and Bacon Pasta

Creamy pasta isn't the norm in our household. We tend to gear towards tomato based ones as they're lighter and seems healthier. However, we need to indulge once in a while in a hearty meal. Dan's been in a bit of a bacon fanatic lately - first sign that he needs to be back in …

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Homegrown Organic Vegetables

No, I don't grow my own vegetables. Just haven't got green fingers. However I'm really fortunate! Last Friday I met up with a friend and she generously shared with me her mum's homegrown organic pumpkin and tomatoes. Don't they look so beautiful? I cooked Thai Pumpkin and Chicken Curry with them. The pumpkin was so …

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One-Pan Salmon with New Potatoes and Peppers

Words such as "one-pan" and "salmon" are enough to make me check out a new recipe. I love fish and wish I could afford to eat them daily. One-pan basically suggests less washing up. Excellent! This recipe is an improvised version of that found on BBC Good Food. The original recipe asks for asparagus but …

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Herby Salmon and Couscous

Couscous is my latest favourite food. Believe it or not, I only discovered it last December at a Turkish restaurant. Not only is it really easy to cook (basically instant!), it's so versatile too. After looking online for salmon with couscous recipes, I've once again relied on BBC Good Food for their recipes. Tadahhhh!!! Herby …

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Easy Chocolate Molten Cake

Dan's birthday this year was a simple affair. I couldn't find time to organise a themed birthday like last year since Theodore takes up all of my waking hours. However, I still wanted to do something special for my best friend (aka husband) simply because he deserves it. So, I baked him a Chocolate Molten …

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