November 6, 2015

“Oh My Garlic Goodness!” Noodles

The hype of Louisiana-Style Cajun seafood restaurants serving fresh and hearty seafood has been sweeping our shores since a couple years back and one of my favorite restaurants has got to be Dancing Crab. The no-frills concept is pretty straight-forward. Choose the choice of seafood (crabs, prawns, mussels, etc), type of sauce (their signature sauce is really awesome) and the whole bag of seafood is emptied on your table. It’s all about getting those fingers dirty and working. Last heard, the laid-back American restaurant has already ventured into the shores of Jakarta and Tokyo, well done!Anyhow, today’s post is not about crabs. In fact, garlic noodles is one of my favorite side items to have...
November 4, 2015

Easy and Smooth Hummus

When we were having our honeymoon in Greece years ago, hummus was one item I always had to order at all the eateries we went (tzatziki was the other). I just can’t get enough of this creamy, garlicky and zesty dip. I love to spread it on warm toasty pieces of pita bread or just eat it on its own. Hummus actually means “chickpeas” in Arabic. In terms of nutrition, this humble-looking dip is high in protein, fibre and has a solid reputation as one of the healthiest foods in the clean-eating community.
November 2, 2015

Homemade Tahini

This homemade tahini is incredibly easy to make and super-friendly to your pocket too. Store bought versions usually cost over $10 for a tiny jar. I used this for my upcoming Easy and Smooth Hummus recipe this Wednesday. There are many ways to use this beautiful paste. I.e salad dressing, sauce, or even in desserts...
October 30, 2015

Easy Sandwich Bread

Anyhow, I’ve always been very very reluctant to jump into the bandwagon of bread-making. 1) I do not owe a bread-making machine. 2) Waiting 3 hours for the dough to rise is something I do not look forward to 3) What if after spending all that time and effort, the end result is not what I expected? If you realize, there is a very lacking category space for bread in my blog. Until now...
October 28, 2015

Instant Geotjeori (Instant Kimchi)

Love your kimchi but wish to skip the whole fermentation process? Then this Instant Geotjeori (Instant Kimchi) is just for you. In less than an hour, you’ll be able to savor fresh and crunchy kimchi that is packed with sweet, salty, spicy and tangy flavor.
October 23, 2015

Salted Chocolate Brownie Cookies

If you have made my Outrageous Chocolate Cookies or Red velvet Chocolate Chips Cookies (hope you enjoyed them as much as I did!), you should know my immense love for soft and chewy cookies. Not to mention chocolatey.The craze for adding salt to desserts has been going on for quite some time (salted caramel being the top favorite combination). Since Tiger and meh-bear are salted dessert junkies, I decided to jump into the bandwagon and make these salted chocolate brownie cookies for them...
October 21, 2015

Cream Cheese filled Banana Cake

Couple of days ago, I was doing my weekend grocery run and guess what? There were a few big bags of ripe bananas sitting at the fruits weighing station, crying out “Buy Me”, with a price tag of $2 bucks! The offer was too irresistible and since we are huge banana fans, it would be fitting to add that bag into our grocery cart...
October 16, 2015

Crispy Pan Fried Ddeokbokki

If you don’t already know, I’m a super-duper big fan of Korean food. Do you know they actually serve different banchan (small side dishes) to Korean customers vs non-Korean customers in Korean restaurants? I contemplated so many times to learn Korean language so I could order in Korean and hopefully pass off as one, so they’ll serve me those secret speakeasy side dishes. Tiger thinks I’m Crazy – with a capital C.
October 14, 2015

Warm Mushroom and Cheese Bruschetta

Today, I’m going to combine one of my favorite fungi - white button mushroom with some leftover nutty cheese to make this quick and easy warm mushroom and cheese bruschetta.Oh before I forget, I want to share a little about the piece of equipment I used to grill my bread. It was something I wanted on my “wish-list” for quite a while. Since Tiger got me this Brustolina from Italy, I’ve been dying to try it out.