Dec 15, 2014

Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs & Jalapeño Cucumber Relish

This is, hands down, the best relish I’ve ever had and it will become a serious staple in our home. It’s a flavour explosion like no other: sweet, sour, slightly salty, fresh, crunchy, spicy and so darn flavourful. It really packs a punch. This simple and fast relish from the Tacolicious book alone makes the gazillion calories in this bacon wrapped ‘hot dog’ totally worth it. While the original recipe…

Jun 11, 2014

Spicy Curried Paneer

I spotted the ‘One-Hour Cheese’ book by Claudia Lucero when I was cruising kobobooks. My favourite pastime. Bought it, and when I glanced over this curried paneer recipe, I knew it would be the recipe I’d start with. Adding curry powder to the cheese itself is so brilliant in all its simplicity! First time someone asked me if I’d ever eaten grilled paneer, I shrugged my shoulders and thought they were…

Dec 18, 2013

Roasted Pepper & Feta Spread

Complicated Christmas recipes make me nervous. I’m just not one for extravagant dishes; it makes me feel uncomfortable and I’m always afraid I’ll mess things up with no way to replace whatever it is that went wrong in a reasonable time span. So I stick to what I know and I run with it. Beige. Boring. Plain. Call it whatever you want, but it works for me and it makes…

Dec 10, 2013

Easy Pizza Pitas

This isn’t really a recipe, that first. Mainly it’s just a simple snack that my son has been hooked on since the first time I made them. The kid’s a pizza junkie. There’s just no other way to put it. If it even remotely looks or tastes like pizza, he’s game. The thought of using a few pre-made pitas as at the basis for a quick, easy and totally satisfying…

Aug 26, 2013

Indonesian Potato Croquettes

Or Kroket Kentang, as they’re officially called. Kroketten are the best snacks in the world. I adored these as a little girl; the crunchy exterior forms a wonderful contrast against the fluffy mashed potatoes, and then you hit the jackpot and taste that slightly sweet, salty and savoury beef that brings everything together. Unfortunately, this was one of the rare Indonesian recipes that neither my mom nor grandmother made. So…

May 6, 2013

Cube It!

Even though I’m pretty good at rolling sushi the traditional way, if I say so myself, still I got all excited over this bright red and fun gadget I got to test for Fonq. What is it? It’s a rice cube and it’s the best thing out there for sushi loving nori haters. I tolerate nori but am not crazy about it, far from it, which is why I prefer…