Grilled Turmeric Chicken and Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice)

Sunday is usually a big cooking day for us, so that all we would need to do during the busy weekdays is just reheating. One of the dishes we made this week was grilled turmeric chicken. This recipe originally comes from Linda of Roti n Rice. The dish is easy to make (it is simply […]

Steak for Dinner

Meat, meat, and more meat. We had ribeye steak for dinner last night with macaroni salad. Sooooooo delicious! The steaks were cooked on a gas grill. All we use for seasoning is just plain old salt (coarse) and black pepper. If cooked indoors on a pan, we would sometimes sprinkle on fresh thyme leaves as […]

Macaroni Salad and Jersey-Style Hot Dogs

Earlier this afternoon, Alex helped me make macaroni salad. For dinner, I would have loved a steak to go with it. :) However, that means a trip to Costco on a Friday evening…totally not up to it. Instead, we made Jersey-style hot dogs for the very first time. It was easy-peasy and delicious! Recipe for […]

Our Thanksgiving Meal

Here are some photos of our simple but oh so delicious Thanksgiving meal. We ate around noon since there wasn’t much prep involved. Just had to heat the ham and scalloped potatoes, cook the green beans, and the rest was essentially done. And boy, did we thoroughly enjoy our meal! Hope you all did as well. […]

Stir-Fried Sugar Snap Peas with Tomatoes

I don’t usually have anything in mind when I shop for veggies to go with our meal. I buy what looks good and is reasonably priced. This week, the sugar snap peas fit the bill and they were so good that they really didn’t need much embellishment. I did my usual quick stir-fry, threw some tomatoes in at the […]

Stir-Fried Green Beans with Eggs

A childhood dish that never gets old, this is as homestyle as it can get. My mum used to cook this dish at least once a week. It was served with every dish imaginable…steamed meat, soup, stew, fried chicken, or fish, and everything’s served with rice, of course. :D Here, I’m pairing it with the […]

Stir-Fried Green Beans with Crispy Anchovies

I’m trying to recall how this dish came about but it has been over 20 years, so the memory is a little hazy. I remember cooking this dish for the very first time when I was a teenager and I think it came about from my love for the salty, crispy anchovies. :D I don’t recall seeing […]

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 […]

Sausage and Chestnut Dressing

Now, my quest for a great dressing/stuffing took longer than my search for the perfect turkey recipe, but I think I might finally have it. :D After many trials in the past years, I’ve discovered that I don’t really like strong-tasting herbs such as sage or rosemary or strong spices such as the ever-popular poultry seasoning in […]

Romaine with Feta Salad

You know that giant bag of romaine lettuce that you get from Costco, the one you’re not sure if you would be able to finish. Well, here’s a super-easy and tasty salad that you can make any day of the week and in no time at all, you’ll wonder what happened to all the romaine. :D Use however […]