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How to roast cashew nuts

  I love eating all kinds of tree nuts. Once I start munching them, I can never put a stop to it. Yes, I can go nuts on nuts! So too is my hubby. We are “NUTTY” people!   During festive seasons, we see wide selection of processed nuts at the supermarkets. We will be spoilt by choices. For the premium brands, the prices are not cheap as well. Because of that, we only consumed them sparingly and...

Triple chocolate brownies – a gift from someone special

Early one morning, FEDEX delivered a parcel to my doorsteps. It was a box of triple chocolate brownies from someone special in London. They looked so delicious and inviting! Who can resist this sinful indulgence, especially when it comes to triple chocolate? Without a second thought, I quickly took one and put it into my mouth to savour. It was sooOOOoo delicious, moist, velvety…….. the best I had eaten...

Healthy multi-grain bread

  Recently I bought a KitchenAid stand mixer which entitled me to enroll for 2 free baking classes provided by Mayer.   During my 1st baking class, I learnt how to make healthy multigrain bread and green tea castella cakes. The class was conducted by a young and talented chef (Chef Sam) who gave a lot of valuable baking tips. Both the items turned out to be very delicious, especially the freshly...

Cream of mushroom soup (2)

  Mushrooms provide a lot of nature’s hidden treasures. Amongst them are anti-oxidants, B-vitamins, copper, phosphorus, potassium and vitamin D. For further reading, please refer to this link. It is also featured as one of the new superfoods for women in the July 2009 issue of Health Magazine.   Over the past one year, I am finding more and more variety of fresh mushrooms being sold at supermarkets...

Oatmeal banana raisin muffins

  My son loves oats to bits. He can polish up a whole bowl of oatmeal breakfast that his dad often made for him during weekends. I, unlike him, dislike oats, and will only eat oats in muesli breakfast cereal. Whenever I see oatmeal, it reminds me of the oatmeal I ate when I was sick during childhood. And, this perception has stuck deep into my memory and was tough to erase. That was until recently…….   I...

Power-packed oat bars

  Health expert or nutritionist always stressed that good nutrition starts with breakfast, especially so for children. This is because good nutrition promotes health, and a healthy child learns better.   On occasions where a kid doesn’t have a good breakfast and needs energy to sustain through the day, getting a snack can be an important energy booster for them. But, how can one have a snack that...

How to make muffins

  I have been baking muffins for couple of months. Throughout this trial and error period, I learnt 2 important tips in making muffins which I like to share with you in this post. For those who are first timer at making muffins or those whose muffins are still turning out to be less than (or like mine initially, far from) perfect, the following tips will definitely come in handy in your next attempt.   A)...

Banana bread

Do you have problems clearing your fully ripen bananas at home? I always have, and don’t know how to deal with them except to gobble them up fast so as not see them go to waste. That was until recently when I chanced upon a wonderful banana bread recipe from Bits of Taste. The recipe and preparation were adapted from a YouTube video which demonstrated how to make this old fashioned banana bread in a...

Meatballs & Pasta – the Jamie Oliver’s way

I am a big fan of Jamie Oliver, the famous English chef, not only for his unpretentious cooking style, but also his campaigns in promoting proper eating habits for kids as well as adults. In 2005, he signed up as a dinner lady in the School Dinner TV series to challenge the junk food culture in schools by showing them that they too can serve fresh nutritious food that kids can enjoy eating as well. He actively...

Chinese chicken salad

  Since we first met till we got married, I have yet to see my hubby choosing salad as the main course for his meal.  I also didn’t really put much effort to convince him to try. I blindly accept the fact that it is not so easy to change an adult’s eating habit as compared to a kid’s. Until recently. that was my perception. Well,  now he loves salad!   When I told him that...
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