Special Soy Sauce Fried Rice (GF, Vegetarian, Oil-Free)

January 2017 Recipe Redux Challenge: Budget-Friendly Eats “How low can you go? Can you make a meal for less than $3 per serving? Whatever your budget, show us your healthy entree recipe to help keep food spending in check in 2017.” The bus engine roared as we pulled up to our little hostel where we…

Foolproof Chinese Soy Poached Chicken 鹵水雞 (GF options)

“I received a free sample of Kikkoman soy sauce mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Kikkoman and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”  Warm, Fragrant, Aromatic…What was that? I dashed into the kitchen and carefully…

Mum’s Fragrant Cantonese Chicken & Mushroom Rice (GF, Oil-Free)

Tap, Tap, Tap. The only noise that could be heard was the tapping noises from the fluid motion of my fingers on the keyboard and the sound of occasional cars passing by our apartment. My weekends just seemed to be scheduled with heaps of essays, homework, studying. It was frustrating. The sun was seeping through the…

Macau “Serradura Pudding” 木糠布丁(GF, Paleo, DF, Vegan Options)

A dollop of whipped cream, a sprinkle of cookies crumbles, another layer of cream, then cookies again. The fragrant smell of coconut and ginger penetrated through the entire kitchen…it was heavenly. I sneaked a glance at Zoe before dipping my finger into the mixing bowl. She laughed and shook her head. Yum..Creamy, smooth and crumbly. If I could…

Asian Lettuce Wraps: San Choi Bao (GF, Grain Free, Oil Free)

“I’m so excited” exclaimed the expecting mother. I was watching a video that a friend had sent me of a cute little Korean-Australian baby boy  being born to proud parents. The father, all dressed in scrubs, gently picked up his oldest boy to meet his wife and the new baby. In a few seconds, the camera swiftly moved…

Black Pepper Beef (GF, Paleo, Oil-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free)

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” – Emma Watson In life, we have 2 choices we can let our weaknesses and challenges make or we can let them break us. I had a friend who was very dear to me. I watched her go through the lowest of times and…

Vegan Kung Pao Tofu (GF, Oil-Free)

“What do you want to do when you grow up?” “Wedding planner (without hesitation)…I just absolutely love weddings!” I love, love, love the feeling of dressing up, and watching the daddy and daughter dances, not to mention the wedding videos. All throughout the day the feeling of romance and love drifting in the air, so evidently bringing optimism…

Gluten Free Hong Kong Coconut Egg Tarts (Paleo, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Growing up in Hong Kong – Or as wikipedia calls it “the world’s fair of food” – I have been utterly spoilt with great food. From the classic traditional Chinese regional cuisines (Sichuan, Shanghainese, Taiwanese, Beijing..) to international cuisines (Italian, Portuguese, French, Japanese, Thai), you can literally find the best of the best everywhere in Hong Kong….

Classic Kung Pao Chicken in 30 minutes (GF, Paleo, Oil-free)

The spicy aroma from the chili quickly diffused into the air. I felt my nose tickle. I leant down to smell the garlic, ginger, chili that was crisping up in the hot pan. The pungent chili smell clouded my senses and I had to look away to stop myself from sneezing (Never do that). But…

Rice Porridge (GF, Oil-Free)

The sky was bright, and the morning rays of sunlight were streaming through the large windows. I couldn’t believe that it was morning. I turned over and pulled my warm covers over my head hoping it would swallow me up. Then I felt a tap on my shoulder. It was my sister. I groaned and…