HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! Bye bye 2015, we’ve had some fun together but 2016 is going to be amazing! I can smell it in the air…or maybe that’s the Chicken Paprikash. Since I’m playing catch-up with my posts, this dish was actually made last year but I thought after all the festivities and indulgence of […]

The hubs and I celebrated our wedding anniversary in Khao Lak, Thailand. (Okay this was back in June, but life’s been too hectic I can’t keep up!) Khao Lak is on the mainland, about an hour’s drive from the more popular Phuket and Phi Phi Island. We picked Khao Lak because we wanted a beach […]

Ever since the days of Masterchef, Iron Chef and other cooking challenge shows, making a curry means using an endless list of ‘finest’ ingredients like turmeric, chillies, galangal, candlenut, lemongrass, shallots and so on and so forth. Anything out of a packet is poo-pooed – “oh the shame”! Well, here’s news for all you busy […]

We’re such creatures of habit aren’t we? Well, at least I am. There are certain types of food that I only reserve for lunches and some I will only have for dinner. For example, a sandwich is a lunch-time only meal, but not a burger. Salads are usually reserved for lunch only as well. Steaks […]

*** This post is more than half a year late because I just realised that I had written it right after my Christmas and New Year break but it has been sitting quietly in my draft folder! Gah!!!!!*** London, December 2014/January 2015 – Our time in London was short and we had so much catching […]

Zucchini (also known as courgette) is a champion of a squash. They are versatile, yummy and healthy and if you’re creative…they can be made into a variety of savoury dishes and sweet treats. Think zucchini muffins/bread/cake…think Mediterranean salads…think hearty vegetable stews, layered in an open lasagne or fresh ribbons in a salad. So much to love but I do […]

There are days when all you want is a big, fat bowl of carbs. It’s all about the comfort, less about the nutritional factor (aka the waistline). It’s about lounging on the couch on a cold wintry day, with Netflix and Ugg boots on, cradling the pasta bowl and slurping like no one is watching. […]