Wasabi Beef Cubes

The combination of steak, wasabi and garlic is too compelling of a concoction to miss. I love Japanese-inspired dishes so and came up with this wasabi beef cube recipe using Wagyu beef from Japan (but feel free to use a rib-eye or sirloin cut too). Don’t worry, the wasabi is not that overpowering. It just…

Jerk Chicken Quinoa Citrus Salad

PROTEIN PACKED SALAD | A hearty and healthy chicken salad with creamy avocado, nutty quinoa, fresh parsley and lots of bright citrus flavours. Fancy a touch of the Carribean? Well, look no further than Jerk Chicken. First, let’s clarify: “Jerk” doesn’t mean what you think it means. It means Jamaican BBQ. This well rounded flavour of sweet,…

Sous vide Chicken Breast with Herbes de Provence

Thanks to sous vide cooking, no longer do you have to tolerate bland and tough chicken breasts. Chicken breasts are the classic lean muscle-building protein. But don’t get stuck in the routine of pan-frying the breasts, which often results in producing a tough, bland and dry texture. Tonight, I was feeling rather experimental and had…

Sous Vide Steak

First time experimenting with the Anova sous vide and decided I’ll test it out by making a rib eye steak, courtesy of Farmers Kitchen. Naturally farmed and grass fed, the Black Angus Beef comes from the far south eastern corner of Australia.  The meat can be ordered online, and comes chilled (never been frozen before)…

Roast Rosemary Rack of Lamb

Hosting a dinner party for friends but can’t think of what to make in a short amount of time? In situations like these, a quick and easy solution would be to roast a rack of lamb. Roasting is the ideal way to cook a rack of lamb. The process can basically be broken down further into…

Baked Salmon with Lemon-Dill Yoghurt Sauce

Salmon is one of the most nutritious types of fish to add to your diet. It supplies iron, zinc, niacin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12, in addition to a whole host of other nutrients you need for good health. As you may all know, salmon contains a specific type of unsaturated fat called omega-3 fatty…

Rosemary Crusted Lamb Chops with Grilled Eggplant

Hello my little lamb chops! When it comes to cooking dinner for two, nothing comes easier than the lamb chops – delicate, tender, and oh-so-juicy. Rub with some chopped rosemary, garlic, salt, pepper, and olive oil, and let it sit for a bit, sear all over on high heat, rest for a few minutes, and…

Thai Basil Salmon with Brown Rice Spaghetti

Friend visiting was allergic to gluten so I gave gluten-free brown rice spaghetti a try today. Verdict: this pasta is a lot stickier than when cooking normal pasta. Luckily though, taste is not compromised and in actual fact, I rather like it (gives it more texture)! So what exactly is gluten? Gluten is a protein composite…

Three Cup Chicken (三杯鸡 - “San Bei Ji”)

Three Cup Chicken, or “San Bei Ji” is a popular standard dish in Taiwan. Why “three cups”? Well, the name refers to the recipe used to make it, i.e. a cup of each of the three ingredients that create the sauce: rice wine, soy sauce, and sesame oil. No two households will make this dish exactly…

Pan-seared Lemongrass Salmon with Lime

For a quick and healthy no-brainer meal simply combine lemongrass, garlic, fish sauce and a dash of lime to make a Southeast Asian-inspired marinade for salmon fillet. I assure you, even the most amateur of cooks can’t possibly go wrong with this. INGREDIENTS (serves one): 1 salmon fillet (6 ounces) 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 teaspoon fish sauce…

Grilled Lemongrass Pork Tenderloin Skewers: Suon Nuong Xa

After my trip to Hanoi and Halong Bay in early February, I can’t deny that I wasn’t inspired by the rich nuance of flavours and fragrance that Vietnamese food has to offer. Vietnamese cuisine has taken several influences from surrounding countries, but one of the most important aspects is that the vast majority of dishes…