This has been a favorite of our family since I first made it. I was inspired by a YouTube video I watched about Nikkei cuisine (basically Japanese-influenced Peruvian cuisine) and since I had some eggplant in the fridge and all the other ingredients needed, I made this. The miso sauce was adapted from another recipe, but the cheese on top of the eggplant is “Nikkei-influenced”. You can also make this without the cheese on top and it is also delicious.
I occasionally crave snacks and sweets from my homeland (Singapore) and this is one of the many things I miss from home. The chewy interior, crisp exterior and sweet and salty peanut filling never fails to satisfy me. It took me some time and many tries before finding a recipe and technique that produced similar min chiang kueh to the ones I can get back home.
Recently, a couple of friends have had questions about schedules for babies and toddlers so I thought I would blog about my experience with E. For reference, E is now 25 months old.
This is one of my favorite ways to have fish if it has to be done Chinese-style. My mom fried fish this way and my grandmother was the one who taught me how to do it. This is one of the two things my grandmother taught me how to cook, the other being lotus root soup.
I’ve suffered from digestive issues most of my life and recently realized that I might have a coconut intolerance. I usually have “tummy issues” after consuming most things coconut – milk, water, etc. As such, I’ve started to avoid foods with coconut in them (if I can help it) and so far my tummy has been okay.
This is a favorite and staple meal in our family. I cook this pretty often (at least twice a month?) and we all love it. It is very easy to whip up and elements of this dish can be prepared beforehand making it easy to bring everything together. Since my family loves roasted cauliflower I always roast at least two heads when I make this.
Another Nigella Lawson favorite in our family is this crustless pizza. The hubs is okay with it but E and I enjoy it for lunch whenever we have cold meats in the fridge we need to use up. It is very easy to whip up but does require a cook time of 30 minutes in the oven at 400°F so do take into account the amount of time your oven needs to preheat.
UPDATED Jan 2017: With new instructions if you are using the Cuisinart Steam + Convection Oven (Model CSO-300N). See bottom of recipe page.
UPDATED July 2016: With new measurements for the white bread recipe and more detailed method.
This is my go-to method and recipe to whip up quick loaves of bread. The only pain about this recipe is washing the food processor after use. As such, I usually make at least 3 batches (3 loaves) at a time. I have blogged about this method in the past and to this day, still make bread this way if I need to make a plain white or whole-grain loaf.
This is hubs’ current favorite bread. I was looking for a buttermilk bread recipe that was closer to French bread but also easy to make. This recipe is from “The New Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a Day”. It’s a great book and the hubs started his bread baking journey using the first edition of this book.
I first encountered the Cuisinart Steam and Convection Oven at a friend’s house. I had known about steam ovens but had never seen a counter top one before. I was quite impressed with the functionality and was drawn to it because the hubs and I love baking bread and baking our bread in a steam oven seemed rather appealing. However, the price point was a little high and we didn’t have the space for it.