Friday, March 27, 2015

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

I've got a big bottle of coconut oil from a friend of mine and it's been sitting on the counter for a while without being used, thus when I saw this cookie's recipe calling for coconut oil, I decided to make them without a second thought !    

The recipe could be found here.

Islamic Beef Stew

Since I got an application for Thai TV programs on my phone, I've had lots of chance to catch and follow up with some programs / series I like and one of them is about food which I've found this stew from !

There is no recipe provided but they showed you what the ingredients are and how to make the dish. Though, it's quite simple to follow but you need to estimate and make it right for your own taste.

Please see the link as a guideline..

Monday, March 23, 2015

Blueberry Shortbread Mini Tarts

Recently, I couldn't help but grab few packs of blueberry from shelves in supermarket everytime I go shopping due to its low price / good deals.  Luckily, I finally realized that I've got too many of them stocked in my fridge and had to use them up before it's too late !

These scrumptious mini tarts came at the right time !!

The recipe could be found  here. ( Note : I used icing sugar for the shortbread base and normal lemonade for the filllings. )


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Beetroot Soup

It took me more than 12 years to find out that my husband likes beetroot and I'd rather think it's better to be late than never to know about it ! Consequently, I've looked for recipes which involve with beetroot and this soup is one of my choices..

The recipe could be found here.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Muamba de Galinha ( Anglolan Chicken Stew )

I gave my husband two choices to choose which one he'd like between chicken and prawn and apparently, this stew was a consequence of his decision!

I love cooking new things..every time I find/come across something I've never heard of , I can't just wait to give them a exception for this Anglolan chicken stew..:)  

The recipe could be found here. ( Note : I used only canola oil and cooked the chicken longer than the original one )

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Farro with Sardines & Kale Salad

I came across this farro salad the other day and realized that it's been awhile since the last time I cooked with farro ! So here it comes..

I wanted to make the original recipe to begin with but I somehow changed my mind and ended up with my own version using similar ingredients and adding sardines as it's my hubby's favorite..

The recipe :    


1½ tbsp olive oil ( from sardines )
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 cherry tomatoes, halved lengthwise
1/2 cup farro
1 cube vegetable stock
1 bunch kale, stems removed and leaves coarsely chopped
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar + few drops honey
1 tsp kosher salt, plus more to taste
some feta cheese, crumbled

Instructions :

Place the farro & the veg cube in a medium saucepan and cover with water, leaving 2 inches of water above the farro.  Bring to boil, cover and reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, or until chewy. Drain and set aside.

Heat oil in frying pan, add the garlic and sautee until lightly brown then add sardines and break them up a bit. Throw in kale and tomato and stir until the kale wilted. Put the mixture into a mixing bowl.

Add the farro into the bowl and mix everything throughly. Splash the cider & honey. Adjust seasonings. Then sprinkle with feta. Serve !

Friday, March 13, 2015

Healthy Mixed Berries Streusel Bars

I got a lot of berries from fruit baskets given to my husband while he was in the hospital for his knee operation. So, it's a right time to see these bars and use up the berries before they go off !

With this recipe, I have learnt a new thing which is how to make homemade almond's surprisingly easy and could be done in a few minutes. I think the bars are healthy due to no real butter or flour called for...more importantly, it's yummy and my victims are happy with it !

The recipe could be found here. ( Note : I skipped granulated sugar for the fillings and used rolled oat instead of quick cooking one plus reduce maple syrup to 1/4 cup for the base )


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Halloumi with Quinoa & Beetroot Salad

It's my debut of using beetroot for my cooking and I opted for this simple salad to make the least mistake ! Not only the dish is quite healthy but cheese is also my hubby's favorite...

The recipe could be found here.

Liberian Chicken Gravy with Check Rice

My husband had the operation on his left knee last week and it takes a few weeks to it means he won't be able to attend any event / function for a while and that I will have chance to try new recipes while he's at home!

Started off with this stew & rice, even though there are many different recipes about it but I chose this one cuz I like the way both of them cooked..easy, yet delicious!

The recipe could be found here & here. ( Note : I used only chicken & prawn for the stew and cooked longer than the original does. As for rice, I used rice cooker and added the spinach & parsley together with all ingredients at once )


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Berry Shortbread Cheesecake

I've mentioned a few times on my blog that my husband doesn't like cheesecake despite of being a cheese mania ! This cheesecake was not meant to be for him but I made it last summer to welcome my husband's good friend who visits us every year from USA...

The recipe could be found here.  

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Orange Yogurt Souffle' cake

One odd thing about myself is that I can easily eat the same food for many days in a row or in fact, a long period of time but when it comes to cooking or baking , unlike eating habit , I am, instead, fond of trying varieties of things / recipes and I rarely repeat unless they are the family's favorite foods !

I've made yogurt cake before but not the same type as this souffle cake..once I read through the post about it , I knew it couldn't be missed from my baking lists!

The recipe could be found here.  ( Note : I added orange zest into the wet mixture and mix wet ingredients all at once )

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Bangladesh Beef Tehari

I normally don't cook on Sunday after spending most of Saturday in the kitchen. So, I always serve my husband a leftover food kept in the freezer for dinner and we'd go out for lunch after a walk with our family's friends. However, I've found this beef tehari on foodgawker and it made me break my routine !

The recipe could be found here.  

Lighter Cassoulet

I sometimes struggle to come up with an idea of what to cook for Saturday dinner, a meal of the week that I have a lot of time to prepare and cook and when it happens , one of the best sources I rely on is bbcgoodfood ! This cassoulet is my choice since it's not often that I cook French dish and the recipe is not too complicated what you need is time to prepare and cook which is not the problem in my case..

The recipe could be found here.