Nian Gao (Chinese New Year Cake)

Took down our Christmas decorations yesterday before the snow came and hung up a couple of lanterns outside (Keith did all that in the freezing cold just for me ❤️). I also took the opportunity to make some nian gao for the fast-approaching Chinese New Year. They are simple to put together but can be […]

Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice) and Ayam Goreng Berempah (Spiced Fried Chicken)

For our New Year’s day dinner, I made coconut rice and spiced fried chicken and served them with your basic Nasi Lemak accompaniments such as sambal (a spicy sauce), crispy anchovies, roasted peanuts, sliced cucumber, and a hard-boiled egg. I can’t even begin to tell you how satisfyingly delicious the meal was! We are off […]

Peanut Pancakes

Made apam balik (Malaysian/Singaporean-style peanut pancake) for a delicious afternoon snack. Used The MeatMen recipe and Sunrise Flour Mill Heritage White Flour. Yum! Personal note: I typically spread a thin layer of softened butter on the pancakes before adding the peanut mixture.

Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice) and Crispy Anchovies

On our last day of vacation, I made nasi lemak for lunch. It would have been a time-consuming dish to put together if I had to make the sambal from scratch but thankfully, we had managed to find jarred nasi lemak sambal (Tean’s Gourmet) a few months back and of course, I stocked up. 😬 […]

Pandan Coconut Doughnuts

Ta-dah- homemade pandan coconut doughnuts! My only day off and I spent half of it making/frying doughnuts, lol. The dough contains mashed potatoes, which I love because it keeps the end result moist and fresh for longer than a few hours. Toooooo delicious – absolutely worth my time! 😂❤️😋 Adapted from Mashed Potato Doughnuts recipe […]

Soft Boiled Eggs

Received these eggs from my beautiful friend (inside and out), Tasha, who treats her chickens like royalties. 😁 With eggs these fresh, my first thought was I need to make myself some soft boiled eggs. So here they are – absolutely delicious! Thank you so much, Tasha! Note: I prefer my soft boiled eggs on […]

Cinnamon Rolls

Came across this unusual cinnamon roll recipe in The Fannie Farmer Cookbook where the cinnamon is incorporated inside the dough rather than as a filling. This fascinated me, so I decided to make them to find out what they would be like. In full disclosure, I did change the entire way the dough is prepped […]

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Blueberry Honey Cornbread Muffins

With my current medications, I find that I have to drastically reduce my salt intake to minimize the worst of the side effects. Even that, the side effects are barely manageable. Fortunately, I find that omitting salt in my baked goods (and simply relying on existing salt in the ingredients) doesn’t truly affect their taste […]

Easy Open-Faced Omelet

I find that I use a LOT of aromatics and salt-free seasonings/spices nowadays to boost flavor since I have to drastically cut back my sodium intake (I miss salt!). My go-to aromatics are garlic (my absolute favorite) and sweet onion (you can get a giant bag of the sweet onions at Costco for less than […]

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Lemon Muffins

The main difficulty I had in the past when baking purely with just coconut flour was that the resulting baked goods would come out dense and wet in the center. Is it possible to obtain a tender, fluffy muffin with only coconut flour? Apparently, it is! Using a Keto Lemon Muffins recipe, I made some […]