Category Archives: Lunch Ideas

Onion & Feta Quiche

Check out this tasty looking savory quiche from @madalinaa at Duhlicious.. The amount of caramelized onions makes me swoon :) Go get the recipe.  

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

A must have cake for any occasion. This simple cake is full of home-baked charm. Surely a “must-keep” cake by Lou Seibert Pappas. From the original site: A very moist and tender cake with contrasting crunchy-sweet streusel topping, this cake is perfect for family gatherings, tea parties or if you are anything like me, at […]

Better Than Trader Joe’s Kale Salad

We love raw kale salads and this is one of the best we have ever made! Super healthy, too. From the original site: This is the tale of the teenager who became besotted with Trader Joe’s prepared, packaged Kale and Edamame Bistro Salad, and the mom who was going broke buying them for her, at […]

Corn on the Cob: Fast, easy, & No Mess!

My sister in law turned me on to this technique a few months ago, and I’ve used it twice since then.  I don’t think I’ll ever go back to my old method of doing corn on the cob! I love corn, but I hate all the mess and hassle.  I’ve always boiled my corn, but […]

Raw Avocado and Wild Garlic Tart

…..This recipe was sent in by Anda, of La Spelonca Vegetariana. The color of this tart is just gorgeous and springy, isn’t it? From the original site: This is a fresh and nutritious raw pie, filled with spring greens such as wild garlic (ramsons) and with a crust made from soaked seeds. It’s great fur […]

Ancient Omelette with Asparagus and Fresh Herbs

This is a recipe which survived almost 2000 years. It’s a lovely herbal omelette with asparagus and subtle hints of wine and olive oil. It’s not only ancient but also very healthy, with the addition of the asparagus and the aromatic herbs. This dish is perfect for breakfast or for a light vegetarian lunch. From […]

Perkedel, Potato Corn Beef Patty

These potato patties are crispy on the outside & soft inside, really delicious. I like adding Corn Beef to my recipe but the meat is optional. You must try these if you haven’t & they’re not difficult to make at home. You could also mould them into cartoon shapes for fussy kids to make a […]

Quinoa Chickpea Pilaf

I’d always wanted to try a recipe using Quinoa, but wasn’t quite sure where to begin. Honestly, it took me a while to even get the pronunciation right. I never tasted or used Quinoa previously but had always read so much about how quick and easy it is to cook. I knew I wanted to […]

Yummy Shrimp Omelette

I’m an egg fanatic & enjoy eggs of different sorts. Are you an egg lover like me? Ingredients: 4 Eggs 150g shrimps (peeled) 1 slice of Red Pepper/Capsicum (shredded) ½ Carrot (shredded) 1 stalk of Spring Onion (chopped) ½ Salt Dash of pepper ½ minced Garlic 2 tsp Extra-virgin Olive Oil Instructions: Whisk eggs lightly […]

Spinach and Corn Sandwich

These wholesome sandwiches could be anything from a healthy breakfast, a lunch, an after school snack or a light dinner option. The lovely yellow corn nibbles on a bed of green spinach is a beautiful sight in itself. I love it for the ease with which it can be prepared. From the original site: I […]

Strawberry Yogurt Parfait

I enjoy adding yogurt into everything I cook. So, in our household its a constant on the list of ‘staples’ on the weekly grocery list. With so many different kinds and brands available its tough at times to select ‘a’ specific kind. I use store bought and make it at home, when I can. Of […]

Rice with Shrimp & Shimeji

Discovering exotic mushrooms at the supermarket can be fun. Especially when it makes you discover a brilliant Japanese Rice dish that’s bursting with flavour and spice. Yum. And oh, did I mention, so EASY! From the original site: It’s got a nice spicy flavour that hits the back of your throat, and smells divine!

Yam Ring Treasures

I’m featuring one of my dishes for my My Chinese New Year Feasts – Yam Ring Treasures. For the non-Chinese, this is a very popular dish for all occasions.

Croissants you can conquer

This recipe stems from Julia Child’s traditional Croissants and Pain au Chocolat recipe. It might seem a bit daunting at first, but you realise that’s because each step is really detailed out, to help walk you through the entire process. It makes something so complicated and challenging quite a cakewalk. And you’re sure to feel […]

Review: Stonefire Naan (plus ideas for use!)

  I’ve always loved naan, the Indian flatbread.  It’s so versatile.  I’m sure there are recipes out there to make your own, but I’m not really one for making my own bread, particularly when you can get good bread at the market.  The lovely people at Stonefire flatbreads sent me some samples to try* and […]

Raw Kale Salad with Avocado and Blood Orange

Sometimes you need to just rely on your judgment instead of a written recipe, don’t you agree? In fact, the name of this recipe pretty much tells you all you need to know. Go ahead…step outside your comfort zone. Try it! From the original site: I had a ripe avocado and a blood orange just […]

Spinach and Quinoa Salad

The vinaigrette for one of my favorite salads has only 3 ingredients; oil, lemon juice and soy sauce. The salad part also has 3 ingredients; baby spinach, quinoa and sesame seeds. It’s so easy, but trust me, it’s all good. I usualy make this for lunch, but it could also go very well with any […]

Sweet Tomato Basil Bisque

It’s the dead of winter, but I am craving tomatoes. I have a full-on tomato jones going. Best way to fix that is with this tomato soup, made more fanciful by calling it bisque. A bisque (say it bisk) is a rich, smooth, creamy soup often made with shellfish, and thickened with said shellfish including […]

Puff Pastry Recipe

Puff Pastry Snack! From the original site: I know that the traditional way of using puff pastry is to make it from scratch, and I used to quite enjoy the process, but in due course of time, I discovered this easily available option, at a very reasonable price. I therefore, choose to save my energy […]

Hummus and Tabbouleh Salad

Simple and Easy Mezze Food! From the original site: The Tabouleh salad is a traditional Turkish salad that has a strong flavour of Parsley and is served cold. Derived from the Arabic word tabil, that means seasoning, the salad has a variety of most flavours that are easy to find and I personally love. The […]

Japchae – Korean Sweet Stir Fry Noodle with Beef and Vegetables

All family member waiting this dish to be serve…This is one of our comfort food :) From the original site: Japchae is one of korean favorite traditional dishes, it’s a sweet stir fry noodle with vegetables and beef. Japchae often serve as side dish on korean house, if japchae serve only with rice in a […]

Balinese Fish Satay

Hope you can feel a little bit of Bali atmosphere and hope someday you can enjoy the beautiful island of Bali :) From the original site: One of the most well known traditional Bali dishes is Balinese Fish Satay or well known as Sate Lilit in Indonesia. This authentic satay is prepare with most known […]

Quick & Easy Korean Bimbimbap

Remember Winter Sonata? OMG! Every girl I know was talking non-stop about the drama, the love story, the heartbreak, the tears and of course the handsome BAE YONG CHOON (which I had a crush on too!). I remembered it was Winter Sonata that created the whole Korean drama craze in Malaysia. Since then, I had […]

Drunken Prawns & Jackie Chan’s Drunken Fist

Watch these prawns dancing in the liquor; they too, are practising their kung fu in the container, enjoying the alcohol till they get drunk. The tonic will have the sweetness of the prawns & the aromatic scent of the alcohol!