Guilt-free Banana Bread

GUILT-FREE BANANA BREAD | Relish guiltlessly in this moist loaf made without butter I totally have a soft spot for moist, delicious banana bread. However, I noticed my waistline thinks otherwise so I’ve been meticulous with this treat (read: trying to not make it a daily routine everytime I walk past the coffee shop on…

Heavenly Scrambled Eggs with Dill and Creme Fraiche

THE PERFECT SCRAMBLE | Divinely creamy yet as light as the breath of an angel. My latest obsession is scrambled eggs. How to perfect them and make the most glorious, creamiest and heavenly eggs unparalleled to any other you have eaten before. If you have a hard time finding creme fraiche, you can substitute it…

Grilled Octopus Arugula Salad

Good octopus is hard to find. Hence why I choose to procure mine from Spain nowadays. I bought mine precooked and vacuum-packed, saving me a lot of hassle (and time). They come ready to slice into a cold seafood salad, to warm by slipping the package into a pan of boiling water or to sear briefly in…

Grilled leeks with hazelnut brown butter

  LEEKS IN BEURRE NOISETTE | Who would have thought leeks could taste so incredible? I don’t eat leeks often but having returned from Singapore recently earlier this year, I was inspired by the critically acclaimed restaurant Burnt Ends (nb: book early) to recreate their signature leek dish with browned butter and hazelnuts. First, let’s delve into…

Truffled Scrambled Eggs

TRUFFLED-UP SCRAMBLED EGGS | Soft heavenly ricotta-like texture with a touch of gourmet. Crazy about eggs? Especially those creamy and soft scrambled eggs that slip off your spoon into your mouth? The secret here is cooking the eggs low and slow — low heat, plus plenty of time for soft eggy curds to gradually form. Yes, I…

Fluffy Wholewheat Buttermilk Scones

SCONE-MANIA | Wholewheat heavenly fluffy scones with a hint of orange zest Whoever said scones couldn’t be fluffy while at the same time deliver on wholesomeness is wrong. In 20 minutes, you could have piping hot scones served with clotted cream and jam – perfect for unexpected guests. I love scones. Whether they are homemade, from a…

Grilled Asparagus with Torn Bocconcini and Persimmon

CHARRED ASPARAGUS | A rich juxtaposition of vibrant colours to brighten up your dinner parties What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of asparagus? Well, for me, it is ‘versatility’. That’s right, asparagus is amazing versatile: steam, simmer, roast, batter, grill, pan-fry, or wok-fry – these are all the ways…

Maple Glazed Baby Carrots

BABY CARROT LOVE | Sweeten those baby orange gems with a dash of maple syrup For a simple and fast side dish designed to delight your guests, look no further than the baby carrot. Dress the carrots with maple syrup and a hint of brown sugar to accentuate the natural sweetness of these orange gems further….

Heavenly Almond Milk with Vanilla Bean and Dates

Save the money buying almond milk and make your own. Creamy, lightly sweet, and so satisfying—homemade almond milk (without the additives and preservatives) is a true luxury! It also contains no animal byproducts, allowing vegans and vegetarians to enjoy it without guilt. Personally, my favourite flavour combo comprises of utilising an entire vanilla bean, a couple…

Grilled vanilla peaches on truffled ricotta rye

VANILLA DREAM | Vanilla and maple glazed peaches layered on a  ‘truffled-up’ ricotta rye toast. If the thought alone of grilled peaches is enough to excite your taste buds, try adding a smidgen of vanilla bean and a dash of maple before subjecting them to grill pan. Trust me, you won’t regret. It adds that extra oomph of sophistication…

Butternut Pumpkin Soup

BUTTERNUT SMOOTHNESS | A silky textured soup bursting with vibrant colours and nutrition to brighten up your day or evening – all without the extra addition of cream or butter.  Okay, so this was my first time making butternut pumpkin soup and boy was it delicious (not to mention the extreme ease at which it was…