Happy Year of the Horse!

Pineapple prawns in Lee Kum Kee tomato garlic sauce.

Happy Lunar New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai! Today is the 7th day of the lunar new year, also known as 人日 ren ri or “human day”. We celebrated at home with the in-laws. This dinner took me at least 2 days to prepare! I cooked this prawn dish using a packet of Lee… 

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Eating at home – September 2012

Stir-fried prawns, sugar snap peas and Shimeiji mushrooms in XO sauce.

Every week, I rack my brains for ideas on what to cook for our daily weekday dinners. Seriously, it’s not easy planning dinner menus that are balanced, varied, interesting, and keep to a certain budget — week after week! I’ve discovered that convenience sauces can help to instantly jazz up a dish without much effort…. 

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Cook For Family

Steamed chicken with mushroom and Chinese sausage

In Singapore, many of us lead hectic lifestyles and work long hours. Even students aren’t spared — having to spend dawn till dusk at school is quite the norm. Little wonder that cooking and eating together with family at home is a much-cherished rarity these days. During my formative years, I was very fortunate to… 

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Eating at home – July 2012

Luncheon meat fried rice

Now that Baby Matilda is actively crawling and learning to walk, looking after her is even more time-consuming. For those who think that being a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) is enjoying a life of leisure, you’re sorely wrong! All I can say is you’ll never understand how exhausting it is to look after babies and toddlers until… 

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Eating at home – October 2009

Sweet corn, carrot, and pork rib soup.

It’s been a long time since I last posted pictures of our home-cooked meals. The last few months were unexpectedly busy, so I only cooked sporadically. Cooking involves more than just the actual cooking process. To get groceries for a week’s meals, there are trips to the wet market and supermarket (separate visits, cos there’s… 

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