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…

Flank Steak Tacos

Ever since finishing my studies, my weekends have felt empty. I still see friends, run errands, and cook food, but I do find myself wondering what I have done with my day sometimes. It’s now at that time of the year where the weather starts to get unbearable in Hong Kong. The humidity is through…

BBQ Pulled King Oyster Mushrooms

Yes, I love pulled pork. No I am not ashamed. But in an effort to reduce my carbon footprint I am trying to eat vegetarian or vegan meals at once a day for lunch or dinner. Breakfast is always vegetarian or vegan on week days, so I’m trying to make an additional effort to reduce…

Hawaiian Garlic Prawns

Prawns are an incredible ingredient to play with. A lot of the fish markets here in Hong Kong have fresh prawns, but they can sometimes be quite small, which makes them harder to prepare for some dishes. There are some ingredients markets that also sell fresh huge jumbo prawns. Usually, though, I will buy frozen…

Sour Cream Cinnamon Cake

There’s a bit of a trend with cinnamon going on at the moment, but I love cinnamon, so I’m not complaining. Before I start this post, full transparency: this cake was made at the beginning of April at 4am before the Hong Kong Rugby 7s weekend, so it’s not a new recipe that I can…

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

It’s hard for me to describe what I like about doughnuts. I mean, we all know I have a sweet tooth, but I’m quite fussy when it comes to doughnuts. I used to love Krispy Kreme cake-style doughnuts, but over the years they’ve become too sweet for me. I much prefer a simple glazed or…

Beetroot Falafel

Pita bread, yoghurt and delicious filling of some kind. I mean, it’s a pretty amazing meal in itself. I do love a kebab every now and then, or a falafel. Or… beetroot falafel. Beetroot is an incredible vegetable, so diverse, but I know not every one is keen on it. It has an earthy flavour…

Barbecue Cajun-spiced Barramundi with Mango Salsa

Ask and you shall receive. I hosted an Instagram poll on my Jena’s Tiny Kitchen instagram account on whether people wanted to see this recipe on the blog. As of writing it had a 100% “yes” response, even if that 100% consists of only 8 people. I had so much fun with this recipe because…