Category Archives: Starters & Appetizers

Crab Cakes

Delectable delicious moist crab cakes! It is a perfect blend of spices that leave a little tang on your tang. Get the Recipe: Crab Cakes

Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Quinoa Cakes

I love the flavors and textures in these Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Quinoa Cakes. These make great appetizers or snacks and pair great with a sour cream-Dijon dressing. From the original site: The cumin and rosemary pair well with the sweet potatoes in this dish, and the walnuts do, too. They also add a […]

Chinese New Year Inari Age Laughing Prawns Salad

Why the name “Laughing Prawns”? In Cantonese, the word for prawn is Ha (虾); or in Mandarin, it sounds like 哈, which means laughter. So let’s all go “Hahaha!” with this refreshing sweet & sour appetizer! Ingredients: 12 medium Prawns 2 Hard-boiled Eggs 1 Green Apple ½ Mango (not too ripe so it’s sourish) 1 […]

Baked Hotate Mentaiyaki

Mentaiko or ‘spicy cod roe’, is marinated roe of Pollock & it’s a common ingredient in Japanese cuisine. The cod roe works wonders to sharpen every distinguished flavour in an appetizer. Get the Recipe: Baked Hotate Mentaiyaki

Kale-a-palooza Salad

I created this salad for a Food Blogger Los Angeles meeting called Kale-a palooza. We all brought kale dishes to our meeting. Kale is one of the healthiest, most nutrient-dense veggies on the planet. This holds up well as leftovers, too. From the original site: And so was born Kale-a-palooza Salad, a fitting main dish […]

Avocado Hummus

The colors of Avocado Hummus are perfect for a seasonal celebration! Hummus is an easy, go-to dip, so why not pair it with the great taste and texture offered by avocados? From the original site: You can make one thing easy on yourself during the holiday season, whether you’re planning a party, or you need […]

CREAMY CAULIFLOWER DIP

“A cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education” – Mark Twain As you line up your winter parties, we’re going to help you out with a week’s worth of simple, (relatively) healthy dip recipes and make your life a little easier! Ingredients: What you’ll need: 1 head of cauliflower 2 tbsp garlic 3 […]

Feta Salsa – A Super Easy Dip!

I love it when I am able to recreate a dish that I enjoyed elsewhere. One of the grocery stores I frequently shop is Whole Foods. I love this place and it serves as a food inspiration for me. They always have something new to sample and their dips of all descriptions are marketed via […]

FRUIT MUSTARD DIP

It’s fat free, flavourful and like all my favourite recipes more of a concept than a fixed, structured recipe. There aren’t any specific quantities to the ingredients. Just bung them all in and then adjust depending on how sweet or mustard-y you like it Ingredients: Any fresh seasonal fruit with pulp – my favorites are […]

Roasted Carrot and Cauliflower Soup

Roasted carrot and cauliflower soup is really easy to make. Roasting the carrots and cauliflower for this soup brings on such great flavor. Easy to make, delicious to enjoy! From the original site: Roasted carrot and cauliflower soup is really easy to make. I mean, come on. You know you probably have carrots in the […]

Roasted Hatch Chile Salsa

Gluten Free, Vegan, Soy Free salsa thats perfect any time of the day with warm chips. From the original site: Each August I try to buy at least one batch each of the mild and hot varieties and never give up a chance to buy and freeze them anytime I see them. Just like my […]

The Priest Fainted (Imam Bayildi, a Turkish Dish)

Imam Bayildi ( The Priest Fainted) is one of the most well-known Turkish “Zeytinyagli” Olive Oil Dishes. In the orginal recipe, fried eggplant stuffed with tomato, onion, garlic and parsley, baked in the oven and served cold. My version of Imam Bayildi is lighter and easier than the original one. Ingredients: Ingredients: 4 medium-sized eggplants […]

Grilled Peach, Onion and Bacon Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

This recipe is truly “Summer on a Plate” with the smokey flavors of grilled peaches and vidalias tossed with lettuce and buttermilk dressing. And if that weren’t delicious enough, a few sprinkled pieces of candied bacon to take it over the edge. From the original site: This is a juicy, salty, tangy, spicy (very very […]

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Summer Shrimp Sushi

If you’ve never tried to make sushi rolls (maki) before, it’s a fun thing to try… especially if you have a little helper like I did.    It makes a great appetizer or first course for a dinner party–or add a salad or some steamed edamame, and I’d eat it for dinner by itself! It also […]

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus, making healthy food taste delicious. I cook this whenever I need to make my husband eat vegetables. From the original site: Once in a while, I try to make food at home. I still think I’m a bit of a cook in training, but with everything – practice makes perfect. I make […]

Sauvignon Blanc Clams & Mussels Pot

Few weeks back, I’d joined more than 100 Singapore Bloggers to #CookForFamily! This Clams & Mussels Pot was one of the dishes I’d made. That day, the Californian Sauvignon Blanc from Woodbridge was going at 50% off, & I got it for only S$20! Be warned! The soupy dish is highly addictive! Ingredients: 200g Mussels […]

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Back to School Lunch: “Sushi” Sandwich Wraps

My 7 year old is a big fan of sushi… and generally he is not going to get it for school lunches, he’s not a cheap date as it is!  And I’ve seen all kinds of cute bento boxes and other clever lunches out there, but most of those seem way to much effort for […]

Tomato Bocconcini Salad

Why pay top dollar at a restaurant when this deliciously easy dish can be made at home? From the original site: I’m a steadfast believer of making simple dishes found in restaurants at home for a fraction of the price. This definitely rings true for one of my favourite kinds of salads the Caprese salad. […]

Buttermilk, Cornmeal Pancakes with Corn Salsa

This recipe is so light and colorful and makes a perfect meal for a summer day. I just love how sunny this dish looks. It is light in flavor yet quiet filling. The corn salsa just takes the pancakes to a different level, the combination of flavors are very satisfactory. The corn salsa is such […]

Crispy oven-baked zucchini

Zucchini, also known as courgette, is an excellent source of Vitamins A and C, and is low in calories making it an excellent choice for dieters. Crispy oven-baked zucchini is delicious, easy and tasty. It is a great low fat alternative to fried zucchini. Fried zucchini is delicious, but it’s also laden with fat and […]

Zucchini Fritters Mucver

This is one of my all-time favorite recipe for zucchini fritters. Another tasty way to get kids to eat more veggies. These crunchy fritters can be served as a festive appetizer. Get the Recipe: Zucchini Fritters Mucver

Fruit Bassinet

Looking for something great to be the centerpiece of a baby shower? This is it!! A sweet baby bassinet made out of a watermelon and filled with fruit. Who could resist!! It was the biggest hit of an owl themed baby shower that I helped throw for my sister recently. Ingredients: Supplies needed: watermelon cantaloupe […]

Red Pepper and Hazelnut Spread Recipe

We all love the crunchy sweetness of raw red peppers, but their flavor is so much more complex when freshly roasted. Lightly rub with olive oil and place over the flame of your stove on high heat or under the broiler; roast until completely black, turning occasionally while prepping other ingredients. When charred, but not […]

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 […]