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I enjoy cooking. I find it therapeutic though sometimes stressful when you are cooking for guests! I don’t really fancy cooking in a kitchen that isn’t mind as you aren’t familiar with what is available, the equipment etc. I finally have my own space and studio with a (still) tiny but decently equipped kitchen. I enjoy cooking mostly western cuisine and a lot of desserts. For recipes, click here. More can be found on my old blog here.

My recipes are mostly taken and inspired from cooking/lifestyle sites found on my links page. I also use sites like Epicurious, allrecipes and cookbooks and online recipes by Jamie Oliver, Nigella, Bill Granger, Rachel Ray, Martha Stewart etc. Some recipes are followed exactly, most have some modifications and some created on my own.

Enjoy cooking and feel free to ask for tips!


Butternut Squash Soup .
Clam Chowder .

Creamy Mushroom Soup .
Egg Drop Soup .
French Onion Soup .
Oxtail Stew .
Sherried Tomato Soup .


Avocado and Mango Salad with Passionfruit Vinaigrette .
Candied Pancetta, Balsamic and Feta Salad
Corn Salsa Salad .
Fresh Figs, Feta, Pine Nuts and Yuzu Honey .
Grapefruit and Avocado
Grilled Balsamic Veggies .
Grilled Nectarine and Haloumi with Balsamic Glaze .
Quinoa with Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella .
Roasted Tomatoes, Butternut Squash and Mozzarella Salad .
Strawberry, Balsamic, Hazelnut Salad .
Thai Quinoa Salad with Fresh Herbs .


Chocolate Banana Bread .
Corn Bread with Cranberries and Pecans
Flaky Cheese Twisters .
Honey, Thyme and Sea Salt Crispy Flatbread .
Nutella Swirled Banana Bread .
Poppy Seeds Grissini .

Starters, Sides

Bacon-Wrapped Baby Asparagus and Truffled Salted Potato Thins .
Baked Halloumi with Honey and Thyme .
Balsamic Grilled Baby Carrots and Brussel Sprouts .
Buffalo Wings .
Cauliflower Gratin 
Caesar Salad Deviled Eggs .
Fresh Figs Toast with Butter Honey Thyme .
Guacamole .
Honeyed Carrots and Oranges .
Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries .
Oven Fried Okra .
Oven Roasted Eggplant with Caramelized Miso .
Roasted Miso Corn on Cob .
Tofu Corn Fritters

Breakfast, Mains .. anything that is a complete meal!

Baked Chicken with Apricot Jam, Sage, and Lemon Zest .
Baked Egg with Creamed Spinach and Mushrooms
Baked Salmon in Parchment .
Basic Chicken Stock .
Beef Fajitas .
Beef Stew .
Belgian Waffles .
Bourbon and Brown Sugar Chicken .
Burger patties homemade with ‘Shake Shack’ sauce and bun .
Carbonara .
Chicken Cutlets in Quick Pan Sauce .
Chicken Egg Mayo Sandwich .
Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken with Herbs de Provence .
Chili con Carne .
Classic Roast Turkey with Apple & Sausage Stuffing, Gravy and Cranberry Maple Sauce .
Cod Fish Cooked in Milk & Thyme .
Creamy Mashed Potatoes .
Crispy Apricot Pork Chops
Crispy Coconut Waffles with Mango .
Grilled Pork Chops with Lavender Flowers .
Gruyere Mushroom Onion Tart .
Herbed Crusted Salmon .
Homemade Fresh Pasta . Making Fresh Pasta Version 2 .
Katsu Sando (Japanese Pork Cutlet Sandwich) .
Lemon and Dill Chicken Soup .
Meatloaf .
Mentaiko Pasta .
Mirin Glazed Salmon .

Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake) .
Overnight Oats – Mango and Coconut
Overnight Oats – Strawberries, Chia Seeds and Yoghurt .
Pasta with Chicken in Brown Butter, Sage and Cinnamon .
Pasta with Laksa and Cashew Nut Pesto .

Poached Eggs on Crispy Latkes .
Pork Dumpling Soup .
Rice Congee with Minced Pork and Egg .
Ricotta Hotcakes with Blueberry Compote .
Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Brown Butter, Roasted Hazelnuts and Orange Zest .
Scrambled Eggs with Thyme, Parmesan and Truffle Salt .
Soft Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon in Puff Pastry Shells .
Shepherd’s Pie

Soft Eggs with Buttery Herb-Cheese Toast Soldiers .
Steamed Fish with Thai Sauce .
Steamed Pork Dumplings .
Tartine with Ricotta Pesto .
Tofu Parmigiana .
Truffle Butter Chicken .
Vegetarian Quinoa Chili .
Vietnamese Beef Pho .



Banana Maple Upside-down Cake .
Craggy Flourless Chocolate Cake .
Flourless Chocolate Cake .
Flourless Lemon Almond Loaf .
Green Tea Chiffon Cake with Strawberries and Cream .
Japanese Souffle Cheesecake .
Meringue Encased Lemon Cakes with Mango Ice Cream .
Mini  Madeleines .
Molten Lava Chocolate Cake .
No-baked Pineapple Cheesecake .
Warm Moist Chocolate Cake .
Yuzu Chiffon Cake .

Ice Cream

Almond Butter Banana Ice Cream .
Banana Nutella Ice Cream
Chocolate Hazelnut Soy Ice Cream
Coconut Ice Cream
Honey Lavender Ice Cream .
Mango Yoghurt Ice Cream . (no ice cream maker required)

Mango Sorbet .
Matcha Ice Cream
. (with or without ice cream maker)
Pear Sake Sorbet .
Salty Caramel Ice Cream .
Raspberry, Honey & Earl Grey Sorbet . (no ice cream maker required)
S’mores Ice Cream .
Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream (no ice cream maker required) .
Yuzu Sorbet .
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream .


Blueberry Earl Grey Tea Popsicles .
Watermelon-Lime Popsicle .

Everything else …
Apple Tart .

Baked Hot Chocolate .
Chocolate Chip Cookies (chewy like Subway’s!) .
Chocolate Dirt .
Chocolate Salt truffles.
Chocolate Souffle .
Chocolate Soy Mousse .
Cornflake Cookies .
Earl Grey and Lemon cupcakes .
Homemade Granola .
French Macarons .
Lavender Truffles .
Lemon Meringue Pie .
Mango Pavlova .
Milk Thyme Pudding .
Nutella Mug Cake .
Nutella Petit Brownies .
Nutella Chunk Cookies .
Nutella Pie Pops .
Oatmeal Whoopie Pies .
Parfait .
Petits Pain Au Chocolat .
Rocky Road .
Salty Caramel Chocolate Tart
Salty Caramel Mousse with Salty Caramel Popcorn .
Silky Smooth Tau Huay .
Simple S’mores .
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cookies .
Vanilla Pomegranate Parfait .


Almond Milk .
Apple and Peppermint Iced Tea
Cashew Milk .
Cucumber and Pear Cape Codder Cocktail
Earl Grey Hot Chocolate .
Elderflower Sparkle Cocktail .
Grape Basil Cocktail
Lavender Hot Chocolate .
Lavender Lemonade .
Peach Basil Iced Earl Grey Tea .
Pear Sake, Elderflower and Yuzu Martini .
Smoothies .
Soy Milk .
Summer Iced Earl Grey tea with lychees and mint


 Making the perfect soft boiled eggs  .
Secrets to making the perfect meringue .
Simple Syrup .

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