Refreshing Mango Drink

Make this refreshing and delicious mango drink anytime. 3/4 teaspoon edible basil seeds 2 cups water 1-1/3 cups mango nectar Fresh thyme leaves (optional) Combine everything together (basil seeds will take several minutes to swell up) and enjoy! ❤️

Homemade Hot Chocolate Bombs

I keep seeing these everywhere online and figured today is a good day to jump on the bandwagon. Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️ Personal note: Use 1 cup chocolate chips to make 6 chocolate bombs. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave at 15-second increments. The mold that I used is this one. Make sure chocolate has […]

Frying Keropok

Keropok + Acar = Happiness! How can I not fry up some? But honestly, like I need an excuse to fry something, lol. In this case, there’s just something satisfying about watching the pieces expand to delicious crispiness! ❤️

Making Acar Timun

Yes, I admit that I am a glutton for punishment. After making what seemed like gazillion cashew cookies (sold some of them), I proceeded to make an impromptu decision yesterday to make acar timun, a Malaysian-style spicy pickled cucumber Chinese New Year treat. Typically, we eat this like a dip with keropok udang (shrimp crackers). […]

Fig Leaf Coffee

I’ve been hearing the term hygge (hue-guh) or self-care a lot lately and it’s even more relevant to me now, more than ever as I struggle with the consequences of a health condition and the side effects of the medications I need to take, while in the midst of a pandemic nonetheless (and I am […]

Grass Jelly Drink

Sometimes, you just want a simple grass jelly drink. One’s plain with just sugar syrup, the other is mixed with vanilla soy milk – both are equally delicious! 1 (1 lbs 3oz) can grass jelly 1/4 cup sugar 1-1/2 cups water Remove grass jelly from the can into a dish or bowl. Slice/dice the jelly […]

Chicken Egg Rolls

The deep-frying saga continues today, lol. Another thing I craved recently is fried spring rolls. I ended up making egg rolls instead since I didn’t feel like going to the Asian store to buy spring roll wraps. I have to say I am pretty impressed with the Nasoya egg roll wraps – everything you need […]

Delicious Lemonade

Keith’s next favorite drink, after limeade of course. 😁 4 cups water 1 cup sugar Juice of 5 lemons 1 lemon, halved and thinly sliced for garnish 1 teaspoon salt In a 1-quart liquid measuring cup, combine water and sugar and microwave until warm, about two to three minutes (do it in a couple of […]