miso grilled eggplant with cheese

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.

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min chiang kueh

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.

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crustless pizza

crustless pizza

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.

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food processor bread

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.

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Review: Cuisinart Steam and Convection Oven (CSO-300N)

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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.

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