Cranberry Skillet Brownie

I feel like by the time I decide to stop adding to this blog, I’ll have 2 dozen brownie recipes on here for you to bake. I’m still a staunch believer in the basic, fudgy brownie, but I also feel that sometimes you need to shake things up a bit. Especially when you’ve got frozen…

Vegan Sun-dried Tomato & Artichoke Chickpea Pasta

I was browsing Marks & Spencer Food the other day, and came across chickpea pasta. It’s literally just chickpea flour and water – so it’s gluten-free and vegan. Plus being made of chickpeas, it’s also lower in carbohydrates for those who are trying to reduce their simple carb intake. On this same browse, I came…

Miso-Glazed Aubergine

I first tried miso-glazed aubergine about two years ago at Uma Nota, a Brazilian-Japanese fusion restaurant in Hong Kong. And I couldn’t stop thinking about it. It’s taken me this long to try and make it myself, and I can’t believe I waited this long. It’s so easy, and so delicious. Meat-lovers and vegetarians alike…

Vegetarian Stove-Top Tagine

I’ve had a few friends ask me to make more stove-top recipes as they don’t have ovens (thanks tiny HK flats), so have been looking into a few more recipes that don’t require any oven. It’s not been difficult, but they just don’t all look super presentable for the blog. I’ve also been experimenting with…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate and peanut butter is such a classic combination. The sweet and the salty, it makes for great desserts (and sandwich fillings when you’re a broke University student). It’s funny though, the rest of my family are not peanut butter fans. Just another thing that makes me the odd one out in my family. Not…

Spinach and Feta Puff Pastry

This is a vegetarian-friendly version of the Beef Wellington posted previously. I knew I wanted to make a vegetarian puff pastry so that I could maintain my vegetarian-during-the-week plan. It went down really well with everyone at work, as well as with me. Definitely a great vegetarian meal, especially with a side of grilled asparagus….

Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington was one of my favourite meals growing up. Mum made it for special occasions, and I was always going back for seconds and thirds. It was just so delicious. I’ve made it a few times for myself, but not in a while, and not in my tiny kitchen. I knew as soon as…

Old Fashioned Chocolate Doughnuts

A while ago I posted a recipe for yeasted doughnuts, and discussed the different between yeast and non-yeast doughnuts. Well, I have played around with non-yeasted doughnuts too, and the results are pretty great. I think I prefer the yeasted doughnuts, but these still taste pretty amazing too. A bit like cookies and cream. Because…

Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito

This is the first of many vegetarian dishes that I hope to write up for the blog. As I explained in my previous post, I’ve been sticking to a vegetarian diet during the week, and cutting my meat consumption to just over the weekends. It’s a way for me to have a positive environmental impact,…

Garlic Brown Butter Beef Tenderloin

So, I’ve been trying out a vegetarian lifestyle during the week, in a way to help lower my carbon footprint (as well as my food budget). In doing so, I’ve been coming up with a variety of vegetarian meals and side dishes to share on the blog. Some of them are not pretty, so I…

Lasagna Two Ways

You know me. You know I am all about that comfort food life. And what isn’t comforting about a dish of lasagna to share with friends and family (or to feed yourself over a few days)? I haven’t made lasagna that often, as when you are making it from scratch it can be a two-…

Beetroot Chocolate Cake

I remember when I first heard about using beetroot in a chocolate cake, way back in about 2007, from a TV show called “Cook Yourself Thin”. I never watched the TV show, but they released a cookbook around the same time, which I bought and have used on occasion. Despite the title, it’s actually full…