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 …

Continue reading Homemade Chicken Nuggets – Jamie Oliver and Amber Kelly

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 …

Continue reading Spaghetti Meat Sauce 

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 …

Continue reading The Versatile, Easy Family Ragu – Jamie Oliver

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 …

Continue reading Homemade Kaya (Coconut Jam)

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 …

Continue reading Creamy Courgette and Bacon Pasta

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 …

Continue reading Homegrown Organic Vegetables

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 …

Continue reading Herby Salmon and Couscous

Mixed Salad with Rice

The heat is on in Frankfurt. I ought to be ashamed of myself for not being able to withstand 25 degrees Celsius since I'm from Singapore. My excuse is that the tiny island is well equipped with air-conditioning. You could shop on Orchard Road without ever seeing the sun for goodness sake! Here's what we'll …

Continue reading Mixed Salad with Rice

Soba Salad with Honey Soy Sauce

With temperatures looking like they will soar slightly over the next couple of weeks, I'm really eager to share with you a tried and tested Soba Salad with Honey Soy Sauce recipe. Soba is one of my favourite Japanese noodles. It's made out of buckwheat and you'll just need to boil the noodles according to …

Continue reading Soba Salad with Honey Soy Sauce

Sausages with Sticky Onion Gravy

Living in the land of sausages, one of my favourite sausages is the Nürnberger sausage. It originated from the city of Nürnberg. Made from coarsely ground lean pork and usually seasoned with marjoram, salt, pepper, ginger, cardamom, and lemon powder, these sausages are thin and small. The Germans usually serve them with sauerkraut and potatoes. …

Continue reading Sausages with Sticky Onion Gravy

Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki is basically a cabbage-based Japanese pancake. It's such an extremely adaptable dish that my friends and I made three varieties in one night on Saturday. Cheese Okonomiyaki Shrimp Okonomiyaki Pork Belly Okonomiyaki Bet you're thinking "Huh? They all look the same!" That was what we thought too but still, we couldn't resist taking photos …

Continue reading Okonomiyaki

Crispy Baked Chicken

Remember me saying I was going to try Just One Cookbook's Crispy Baked Chicken recipe? I've tried Nami-san's delicious Tonkatsu recipe and homemade tonkatsu recipe (here's my post for it) and really loved it. However, I wanted a healthier version. I'm really glad that she has an oven baked version of it! I served the …

Continue reading Crispy Baked Chicken

Toad in the Hole

Fancy having toad in the hole? When I first heard of this traditional English dish, I thought to myself "Since when did the English eat toads?" Don't they always go on about the French eating frogs and snails and here they are eating TOADS???!!! It turned out that toad in the hole consists of sausages …

Continue reading Toad in the Hole