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30 things for a lovely tea party

You can’t cook but would like to have your friends over at your place? Instead of dinner, throw a tea party instead. Besides the typical English-style tea party with scones and sandwiches, you can try …

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Thai Spicy Mango Salad

I have a confession to make: I don’t particularly like salad. Most people are surprised by this as they think a health advocate must like salad. But plate of salad for lunch will make me …

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Thai Salad Dressing

Despite all of them being mouth-watering, most are incredibly difficult to make or time-consuming. The list of ingredients are so long, and the process so tedious that I doubt I’ll be making it daily. As …

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LIFEHACK: How to make a dozen poached egg at once

For many people, poached egg is a luxury as well as a mystery. It is something that is never attempted in the kitchen and only enjoyed at fancy cafes or five-star hotel at a lavish …

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Roast herbed chicken on a bed of mashed sweet potatoes

I am big on health. Unfortunately, half of my family are not. Hence, I always try to make their favourite dishes healthier such as changing the method of cooking (e.g roasting instead of frying) or …

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Homemade Almond Butter (2 ingredients, 25 minutes)

There’s no better gift than one that is handmade and delicious. Afterall, the way to a man’s or woman’s heart is through his or her stomach. This Valentine, why not make almond butter for your …

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How to fry keropok in a microwave (1 minute + oil-free!)

When I moved out of my parent’s house, cooking quick meals became my goal. I tried to make it as healthy as possible too. Fortunately, healthy food that focuses on fresh produce normally doesn’t require …

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GST: 25 common food items with 6% tax

The implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) by the government is impending. Instead of whining about the increase in price, perhaps we can look at it more positively and think of the best way …

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Easy Imitation Shark Fin Soup – 30 Min

Chinese New Year, to me, always involves some kind of sharks fin soup – real or imitation. My late grandmother adored decadence. Every Chinese New Year, she would have a dozen of fresh chickens from …

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LUNAR SHOPPING: 18 auspicious home decor

Prepare to usher in the year of the ram with these auspicious decorations in red and gold. 1. Ram chopstick & rest Royal Selangor Pewter RM 190 2. Weaved and woven round basket Aino Living …

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Spicy belacan chili dip – 6 ingredients

Like a typical Malaysian, I love dipping almost everything edible into chili. One of my absolute favourite is the spicy belacan dip that my mother often keeps in her fridge. She serves it with all …

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10 desserts for coffee-lovers

Most of us can’t do without coffee in the morning. Some of us even grab another cuppa right after lunch just to make sure we will last till the end of work day. If you …

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