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In Healthy, Recipe, Salad on
September 13, 2018

Honey Soy Chicken Noodles Salad

I know I said that I’d be posting some more comfort food recipes, but the sudden change of weather meant I had to change my plans. Luckily I had this Honey Soy Chicken Noodles Salad bookmarked since the beginning of winter!

Honey Soy Chicken Noodles, Quick, Simple, Healthy Recipe

I’m not kidding either- am I the only one who always bookmarks dishes when they’re wayyy out of season?
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In Recipe, Soup on
September 6, 2018

Thai Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Thai Pumpkin Soup

Spring is finally here (yay!). Whilst I do have some fantastic recipes saved for when the weather warms up, the cold rainy weather over the past week has meant there’s still time to indulge in comfort food for a little while longer!

Which is just as well as I haven’t really been posting many recipes lately. Sorry guys, recipes are just so time consuming to type up! But I’ll try to sneak in a couple more winter recipes before Spring truly arrives, starting with one my favourite recipes this winter.

Thai Pumpkin Soup.

Thai Pumpkin Soup
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In Asian, Healthy, Recipe, Vegetables on
July 29, 2018

Sichuan Dry Fried Green Beans (aka Four Season Beans)

Sichuan Green Beans

Knowing how to cook is an invaluable part of having a healthy lifestyle. Not just because home cooked meals are much healthier than eating out, but also (and perhaps more importantly) because it really helps you understand what goes into the food you are eating.

I mean, I can go on and on about how much saturated fat is in cakes and biscuits but nothing quite gets the message across like seeing blocks of butter going into your cake batter. And then a couple more into the icing.….

For me, working in a Chinese restaurant took this one step further. I was absolutely fascinated during the first couple of months waitressing at my local Chinese. I loved the way that everything was cooked to order but was on the table in 5 minutes. Even the hot plates were heated methodically, popped onto the burner as soon as the meal started cooking, so that they were just the right temperature once it was ready. Read more

In Dessert, Recipe on
July 10, 2018

Healthier IKEA Chocolate Oat Balls

If you’ve been reading this blog over the past couple of months, you’ll probably notice that I’ve been really into recreating things that I’ve tried (or in some cases haven’t even tried). So given how much I enjoy the IKEA Chocolate Oat Balls, it was only a matter of time before I had to recreate this one in my own kitchen!

If you haven’t tried the IKEA Chocolate Oat Balls before, you need to get yourself to your nearest IKEA and buy a pack! It’s essentially a rolled chocolate truffle, but better. Packed with coconut and oats for substance and a strong hit of coffee for that extra kick, what’s not to love?


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In Pastry, Recipe on
July 2, 2018

Fresh Berry Fruit Tarts

We didn’t really have much dessert growing up.

Don’t get me wrong, we weren’t deprived during childhood. There were plenty of sweet treats in the form of chocolate bars (a lunchbox staple back in the day!) and of course birthday cakes. But things like pastries were most foreign.

With limited disposable income, the choice between spending $5 on something like this fruit tart which could feed one or on a supermarket mud cake which would last the family a week, it’s not hard to see why.


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