Cinnamon Rolls

I have been doing quite a fair bit of cooking and baking with the Covid 19 lockdown.  Thankfully we are still allowed to take walks in our neighborhood and brighten up seeing all the bears and soft toys in the windows of many houses otherwise, with all the cooking and eating, I bet the rate…

Celery Meat Loaf wrapped in bacon

This recipe is an adaption from the traditional meatloaf.  Rather than an all meat recipe, I added celery to make it balanced with vegetables and meat.  This recipe is simple and gets you a hearty meal in an hour.  While waiting for the loaf to bake, you can prepare your accompanying dish of mashed potatoes…

Russian Cabbage Pie

This recipe is more an adaptation of the Russian Cabbage Pie then an authentic one. I bought a whole cabbage and was looking for cabbage recipes. This pie uses 6 big cabbage leaves, cut into thin (short, not more than 3 inches) strips.  After cutting, I microwave the cabbage for  3 minutes to reduce the…

Easy Radish Cake

Turnip cake (or Radish cake) is a Chinese dim sum dish made of shredded radish and plain rice flour.  The recipe is similar to making Yam cake (or Taro cake). I blogged on this recipe before (Click this link for recipe). For some reason, at times, the cake or ‘kueh/kuih’ (Hokkien) sometimes get a bit marshy when pan-fried especially…

Lamb mince stuffed in sweet chili pepper

Couldn’t resist these big sweet chili peppers we found at the Fresh Fruit & Veggies shop. We had some lamb mince in the fridge so created below. Stuffed Chili Peppers with Lamb Mince Ingredients (You may half the recipe for 2 chili peppers) 4 big sweet chili peppers – slit and remove seeds 400gm lamb mince (or…

One-Pot Grapefruit Chicken

It’s grapefruit season! There’s just so many things you could do with grapefruit.  From sweet treats of brown sugar on grapefruits to cakes, muffins, chutneys, jams and juices. With abundance supply, I got a bit creative and created a one-pot Grapefruit Chicken with Orzo Pasta for dinner. Ingredients 2 grapefruits (one for marinate and one for cooking) 800g…

Smoked Fish & Orzo Pie

Orzo also known as Risoni is a kind of pasta shaped like a big grain of rice.  I usually use this as a mixture with some greens as a salad. This time, I experimented a new recipe for a Smoked Fish Pie with Orzo and the texture just came out  beautifully. Ingredients 4 hard boiled eggs (remove shell) A teaspoon…

Sambal curry okra with prawns

Okra, also known as ladies fingers’ is a vegetable valued for its edible green seed pods.  Its texture varies dramatically depending on how it is cooked.  If you do not mind the slim, you could stir fry this veggie.  Otherwise, to get rid of the slim, boil the okra first in boiling water with a pinch of…