Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Kerabu Ayam / Chicken Salad

Star Q

Don't you just love food that gives you the satisfaction or the impression of eating something that is healthy.  I have always noticed however,  that healthy food are usually bland and always missing that umami factor that gives me that sense of being satisfied.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ayam Bakar Lemon

Star Q

I am very passionate about making a collection of recipe books and magazines so much so that I buy them without a second thought.  Well, not really if they are too expensive and that the content consists of ingredients that are difficult to obtain locally.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Cendawan Kukus Berinti

Star Q

Trying to come up with something new that this terribly picky eater would eat is a daunting task, to say the least.  The food must fulfill this child's specific needs, not that she has any special needs.  But she scrutinizes the choice of food that she wants so much so that the variety becomes so limited.

Cheesy Banana Cake

Star Q

Once in a while, someone else in the house gets a sudden urge to become the Sunday baker in the house besides me.  It is always pleasant to be lending a helping, instead of taking the lead in a baking session.  This time around, it is the missus' turn to be bitten by the baking bug!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Lunchbox - Potatoes and Olives Salad

Star Q

I love one-pot anything that makes life easier when it comes to cooking and eating.  This is especially so with lunchboxes where you only have to bring one container and you have all your dietary needs in one dish.  Contrary to the local lunchboxes where you would have one part rice, one part protein and one part vegetables and three parts of cumbersome containers to carry to work!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Not My Mom's Baked Macaroni

Star Q

This endeavor started off as something which was supposed to be an adventurous one.  I had wanted to reproduce one of my late mom's pasta dish.  However, after considering the fact that it was a very elaborate dish, I opted for a simpler version; as usual!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Cendawan Portobello Sumbat Daging

Star Q

There's something so alluring about these meaty brown mushrooms that whenever I go to supermarkets and I see that they are available, I will purchase them without fail.  My friends always ask me what I do with this huge cup-shaped mushroom, and I literally them to stuff it!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Mee Wantan Sizzling

Star Q

This one of  those days when you ask every member of the family what they want to have for lunch and nobody has any idea what they want!  It makes the cook's life a bit more difficult because now he (me that is!) has to think of a dish that everybody likes.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Sliced Peach Cake

Star Q

I was going to visit a few teachers whom I have been coaching for a whole year now, and I really needed to bring something for them.  They have been receptive of my presence and all the ideas and suggestions I have been giving them.  In fact, that was the main reason why I needed to bring something.