Summery Watermelon Basil Drink

Looks like we are finally going to get some sun for the rest of the week after countless days of rain. Yay! Currently, I’m recuperating from a wrist surgery that I had just yesterday, and it’s only uh, one day after the surgery, and I’m ready to tear the wrap off! Not only that, I’m […]

Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

What do you mean, we can have our oatmeal and drink it too? :) With strawberries nonetheless, which just reminds me of spring. Spring can’t come fast enough for us this year. February had been absolutely brutal with its extreme cold and mountains of snow. Not only that, Alex and Keith got sick although both […]

Refreshing Limeade

For dinner last night, I also made Keith’s favorite drink -limeade! 3 cups water ½ cup sugar Juice of 3 limes 1 lime, thinly sliced for garnish ¼ teaspoon salt or to taste In a 1-quart liquid measuring cup, combine water and sugar and microwave until warm, about three minutes. Stir mixture until sugar dissolves […]

Chicken and Vegetable Spring Rolls

Update (2/19/15): I had previously listed ground chicken as the main protein in the spring rolls. I love it for convenience sake but have found that it creates a filling that is too wet and therefore, more likely to tear the spring roll wrappers. Hence, I’ve replaced it with diced chicken breast. Also, there will be […]

Acar Timun (Spicy Pickled Cucumber)

We’re down to CNY treat #3 and it’s acar (one of Keith’s favorites)! Back home, acar is often served with keropok udang (deep-fried prawn or shrimp crackers). I still remember back in the days when we had to lay out the pieces of keropok outside in the hot sun to dry them before frying, and FYI, I don’t miss that chore. :D […]

Baked Beef Curry Puffs

Seeing that ground beef is on sale this week, I asked hubby what he would like – curry puff (Malaysia’s version of empanada), pasty (the English version of empanada of which the recipe came from hubby’s grandmother), or Louisa’s Spaghetti Sauce (named after one of my closest friends because it’s her family’s recipe). Obviously, we know what hubby […]

Chicken Satay and Spicy Peanut Sauce

Satay, a dish of grilled slices of meat or chicken on bamboo skewers, is a popular hawker-style snack (or a meal by itself) back home. Satay is traditionally served with a spicy peanut sauce, with accompaniments such as slices of cucumber, shallots, and cubed ketupat. This recipe is adapted from a satay recipe found in […]