Beef Rendang – My Kitchen Collections

I have a problem. I like to collect things, things that I don’t really need, or, items that I don’t need vast quantities of. I may have gotten part of it from my mum. After all, this very blog is named after her wooden spoon collection. T
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Beef and Beetroot Rissoles with Haloumi, Horseradish and Mint

I am currently trying to complete operation ‘use-up.’ The removalists are coming in next Monday so I need to have the cupboards bare by then.  A lot of the staples like flour, sugar, rice and pasta are used up enough that I don’t mi
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Steak Salad with Thai Style Dressing

One of my favourite meals is a fresh and crunchy steak salad with a zesty Asian style dressing. I normally opt for a more Vietnamese style with a Nuoc Cham dressing but when I came across a Nam Jim recipe for a coriander packed Thai style sauce, I th
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Singapore Life #9 – My Singaporean Kitchen

Today, a look at some ingredients and items that are in my Singaporean kitchen.  While some of these things are new to me, a lot of them are not necessarily only available in Singapore. They are things that have inspired me lately or things that I ha
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Coconut Beef Curry

In Australia I used to subscribe to a lot of cooking magazines. Every time a new issue came out, I’d get a plastic wrapped treasure in my letterbox and I’d relish poring over them. I kept the vast majority of the magazines, especially my favourites l
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Tex Mex Rice Bowl

This tex mex rice bowl is comfort food for me. It’s got all my favourite bits from a burrito and the spicy minced beef sitting on the rice, reminds me of a dish that mum used to make for my brother, sister and I when we were kids. So I know this seem
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Mexican Chipotle Shredded Beef – Served in Burritos

We eat a lot of Tex-Mex and Mexican influenced food. In fact, since I’ve started cooking and photographing for this blog, I have already made two dishes that involve tortillas. This is the first one for you. I remember worrying that we wouldn&#
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Big Batch Bolognese

I’ve mentioned before that the first thing I ever learnt to make was spaghetti Bolognese. It was a simple and quickly cooked meal and I’ve continued to make versions of it over the years. Until now though, I’ve never made a more aut
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