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…

Refreshing Watermelon and Mint Salad

REFRESHING SUMMER SALAD | Rehydrate with a cooling watermelon salad tossed with lime and mint leaves.  Yearning for something cooling in the hot summer months? Then look on further than the watermelon. Juicy, sweet and available in seedless varieties, watermelon is not just comprised of water and sugar, but is in fact a nutrient dense food,…

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…

Coffee Pecan Financiers

A PERFECT CONCOCTION | Pecans, ground sumiyaki coffee powder and a shot of nespresso add subtle warm undertones to the traditional financier.   I love how baking brings out the perfectionist streak lurking deep within me. This Valentine’s day, me and my (single) girlfriends decided we’d get our hands dirty and do some baking. To challenge ourselves,…

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)…

Persimmon Caprese Salad

Tired of the usual heirloom tomato mozzarella salad (aka Insalata Caprese)? Why not spice things up a little and substitute the tomato with the juicy ripeness of persimmon.