Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Koay Teow Goreng Vegetarian

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The days of open houses in conjunction with the recent Aidil Ftri celebrations have left a toll on my waist line among other things.  The chicken, the beef, the coconut cream and what not have numbed the taste buds somewhat.  So, it was a welcome change when the missus agreed with my suggestion to prepare something totally (sic) vegetarian for our lunch (and dinner!)

Monday, August 26, 2013

Selar Masak Taucu/Fish with Fermented Beans

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Another simple dish that I really enjoy eating is this one.  I remember my late mother making it when I was young.  I now realize that my mum used to have some kind of reason or rather to cook the dishes she did.  This one for example, she prepared when she did not have vegetables to prepare as a side dish.  It was difficult to go to the market when I was young and we only relied on this vegetable seller who made his rounds to the army barracks.  All the non-working army wives would gather around his blue car (I don't remember the model) exchanging gossips and buying the things they needed.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Nutella Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Now, this is a recipe that is right up my alley.  It's simple, it's quick to prepare and most of all, it has only four ingredients.  I definitely love, love, love this sort of recipe.  Actually, it was almost 6.30 p.m. and the missus asked me if I was going to prepare dessert for Iftaar (this shows how backdated this recipe is!)  I didn't want to say no, so I scoured the net and found this recipe (it is so simple that I remembered the whole recipe and forgot to remember the website where I got it from but my thanks to the original owner nevertheless)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Pindang Serani Ikan Senangin

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Another go-to dish when I am fresh out of ideas as to what to cook is this dish which I learned from a friend when I was posted to Kluang, Johor.  I am not sure as to the origin of this dish, but the colleague who taught me this dish is definitely a Johorean and a local Kluang lady.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Tat Telur / Egg Tarts

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Well, I know this is probably not the newest type of dessert in the world but hey, it's the fasting month and the urge to bake something for iftaar is there.  And the easiest kind of pastry I can think of is to make some kind of mini tart.  I've made fruit tarts before and I've also made cheese tarts, so I thought I'd give egg tarts a go.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Kari Dal Sayur/Vegetable Dhal Curry

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Sometimes you just crave for a healthier version of your favourite dishes after many doses of your cholesterol-laden food; food that seem to have lots of oil, coconut cream, salt and sugar, plus the fatty drippings from beef and chicken!  Makes you want to become an instant vegetarian!

Muffin Labu Berkeju/Pumpkin Cheese Muffin

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This is another recipe I tried for Iftaar the other day.  I know that my kids love anything with cheese in  them and so I decided to give this a try.  I also know that my kids don't like pumpkins, so my idea was to merge the cheese that they like with the pumpkin that they dislike, and hoped that they would end up liking the muffins.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Ayam Panggang Madu/Honey Roasted Chicken

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One of the food that my daughter always asks me to buy for her every time we go to the night market is the Honey Roasted Chicken.  I always remind her that it is more expensive to buy cooked chicken than to cook it yourself.  But she says that since I don't know how to make Honey Roasted Chicken like the ones sold at the night market, we might as well buy them.