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This is my favourite dish to make in the Thermomix.

Steam a whole chicken up top, whilst you cook the rice down below… at the same time!


A mushroomy Asian dish I give a whirl from Donna Hay. I think there is room for improvement on this one!


This Japanese vegetarian pancake is great for clearing out the dredges of the fridge!


Simple, easy, tasty… what more could you want? The orange element comes from marmalade instead of fresh oranges. I have altered the recipe below as we found it got a bit too bitter where the noodles didn’t get tossed properly. Feel free to alter it to your tastes of course. And if you love chilli,

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Hamish recently declared his dislike of shiitake mushrooms. But if I can convert him for disliking poached chicken, to really enjoying it; I thought I’d give it a red hot go with shiitake mushrooms since I loooooove them! I felt like I was trying to hide vegetables in food for children when cooking this. I

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Every time I watch a show that shows Singapore chilli crab, I salivate and dream I could be bothered cooking up crab at home. I found a cheaper, easier… most likely less authentic, but still super delicious and easy to make alternative. I picked up a bag of frozen de-shelled prawns at Colonial Fruit Market

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Gong Xi Fa Cai! Traditional new year biscuits are very tedious to make, and pineapple tarts are no exception. I usually help my mum make peanut cookies, or she will make kueh bangkit, and my aunty will make kuih kapit which I learnt to make last year. Pineapple tarts are one of my favourites, and

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January is a busy month; Chinese New Year, Australia Day, Blog’s Birthday & Hamsley’s Birthday (and my lovely friend Katie’s Birthday!!). So you will be getting a range of everything this month. I had this recipe in the ‘to try’ pile for a while now and finally decided it was time to give it a

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This is seriously the easiest, most tastiest dinner or lunch option you must try!! You basically do all the prep the day before, then just cook chicken, put it all in a roll and BAM! You have the best meal ever. I’ve included the full recipe below, but I left out the cucumber, and I also left

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I know a lot of people rag on Donna Hay, and she can be rather ditzy on TV, but I’ve had great success with her recipes; and her magazine is what initially sparked my interest in cooking. So, of course I bought her new book; Simple Dinners…. and of COURSE, meatballs were the first dish

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Sometimes I only function in my own bubble; so when Nic from Dining with a Stud emailed me to inform me about The Great Australian Pavlova Blog Hop, I knew I was gonna take part due to the 4939259374234 free range eggs I’ve accumulated from a family friend’s chickens. BUT WHAT TO DO!?!? I sat

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So my quest for all things with spice, zest and tang continues, as we venture into Vietnamese cuisine. They almost look like Vietnamese meatballs, I didn’t notice until I actually made the recipe myself. And we all know how much I love meatballs! The nouc cham dipping sauce definitely completes the dish. The patties themselves

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I was a bit reluctant to cook this as Hamsley had protested on numerous occasions he doesn’t like poached chicken. He didn’t seem thrilled to find me poaching chicken on the stove, but I stuck with it as the picture in the magazine looked so good. By the end of eating two serves, he exclaimed

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Ask any Filipino person in Melbourne where you can get good Filipino food in Melbourne and they will either tell you no where, somewhere on the other side of town, or their kitchen (or Mother’s kitchen). The newest place in town that has Filipino influenced food is the proud project of Cherrie and her brother

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Ms G’s would have to be one of the coolest new places around. It got to the last day of our three day stay in Sydney, and we were both feeling miserable and exhausted from cramming in as much as possible, and we were just trying to take it easy. We had a look what

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Sometimes you want a cookbook that is straight to the point; pretty pictures, easy to follow recipes, one you can grab off the shelf and it will have the answer to that weekday “what am I going to cook!?” dilemma. 50 Fabulous Curries is just that. Page after page of pretty, moreish looking curries that

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FOUND! Good Cendol in Melbourne! …. well the suburbs of Melbourne… Clayton to be specific! With the menu changing daily, and updates about the menu being released on via their twitter account, there are many opportunities to try a variety of delicious treats from the motherland. Tea Tarik Victor and his wife come from Melaka

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I thought I’d review my favourite place for Malaysian food, Straits. It’s located in the outer suburb of Wantirna, and is constantly busy. You used to be able to just wonder in and get a table. Now, if you don’t book, good luck to you. Popiah I’ve wanted to try Popiah ever since I saw

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I’ve been wanting to try Chillipadi Mamak Kopitiam for quite some time now, but it was quite out of the way for someone on the east side to check out on a whim. So I asked a fellow food blogger and and her family (hubby + two kids aged 1 and 5) to join me

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I had been to Chilipadi a few times many years ago. I think the last time we went as a group we weren’t that impressed and we never ended up going again. It was a shame because the atmosphere was great. But as that was many years ago, way before I had a food blog,

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This post would have been up earlier this week, but I’ve been watching Go Back To Where You Came from on SBS after dinner, and it’s what reality TV is meant to be. I’ve been left feeling a little jilted after watching, and not been able to really concentrate on much else. Did you watch

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When I was growing up, I despised tomato but smothered everything in tomato sauce. My Hamsley hates pumpkin… yet likes pumpkin soup. So when the latest Good Food magazine had this recipe for Thai pumpkin soup I tried it the next day after seeing the recipe. I was then reminded how much I hate peeling

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Remember that awesome looking Malaysia Kitchen food market event they held in Sydney earlier this year? (If not check out Chocolate Suze’s post: www.chocolatesuze.com/2011/02/16/malaysia-kitchen-food-market-sydney It looked so amazing, and I so desperately wanted to attend! Hopefully they will be bringing it to a lane way in Melbourne some time soon. I was lucky enough to

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Theme 11: Cup Cookbook Used: Modern Nonya Author: Sylvia Tan Mum brought home a small library of cookbooks recently from her trip to Malaysia. Instead of buying two of everything, she bought one each of a variety of books and we will share. They will be living at her place as I’m currently overflowing a

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Remember Marion from Masterchef series 2? For a while there, we all thought she would win the cooking competition, but it came down to a satay sauce…. a sauce that sent her home.  Thankfully she has worked on her satay sauce techniques and launched her new range of easy to cook at home Thai food

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