Turmeric & Lemongrass Coconut Curry Noodle Soup (nightshade-free)

yellow curry kabocha soup with noodles


I have been without nightshades for over a year now, and the only thing I miss are chili peppers. Can you believe that? I particularly miss spicy foods, especially curries.

I know that curries don’t have to be spicy, so I created a coconut curry without chili peppers. This soup is made with onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, lemongrass, coconut, rice noodles and kabocha squash. I added two boiled eggs, Continue reading

Dehydrator Stories – Sweet Potato, Kale & Courgette (Zucchini) Chips

I had been umming and erring about buying a dehydrator for months, and I finally bought one for my birthday. I had read so much about how good it is to eat raw food, but I wasn’t into that, I just wanted to create healthy snacks. Crunchy snacks. I. MISS. Crunchy. Snacks!

I opened the dehydrator a few weeks after it had arrived and went about making sweet potato chips, kale chips and courgette (zucchini) chips. At that moment in time, it all sounded like a great idea: crunchy/crisp snacks to eat that were simple and delicious. Continue reading

Simple Roast Turkey Cobb Salad

turkey cobb salad


This salad is so ridiculously simple that I feel kind of silly blogging about it. But, here it is, mainly for completeness. I definitely feel silly calling this a “recipe”; it’s more of a loose list of ingredients to throw together. Anyhoo, just because the recipe is simple doesn’t mean that the salad is lacking in flavour, texture or oomph. A particularly enjoys the combination of crisp lettuce, with succulent roast turkey, crispy bacon, Continue reading

Cod, Kale, Mushroom & Glass Noodle Soup

cod kale mushroom noodle soup


A few years ago, A and I were at dinner with a really nice Chinese family who told us that in China, people usually prefer either noodles or rice. Growing up, we always had rice, and had the occasional doll noodles for a snack. If I had to pick between rice and noodles, it would be reaallllly difficult. I love them both equally. I know, that’s sort of a cop out, but seriously, I love them both.   Continue reading

Chinese Sweet Mung Bean Soup (honey-sweetened)

mung bean soup


There are times that I really crave the foods that I ate as a kid. This soup is one of them. It’s just so comforting! My mum used to make it occasionally, and although it wasn’t my favourite thing to eat, it was sweet, thick and incredibly soothing. I hadn’t eaten this for yonks, and thought it was time to revisit it, so I made it for my birthday. I know, this is a little bit weird, but it was my birthday. Continue reading

Catching Up

Well, 2015 is coming to a close and I hope that you all have had a great year. I think that this is a good time to share the 30+ recipes that I have been sitting on. This year has been a pretty good one for me, although I have been procrastinating a lot with regard to this blog. The longer I left this blog unattended, the harder it was to get back into it. There’s only one way to proceed, and that is to start at the beginning. I have an awesome list of recipes to share with you, and I’m particularly excited about the tahini-free hummus, rice crispy treats, apple-raisin cinnamon mug cake, parmesan cheeze, au poivre cheeze; roasted garlic and herb cheeze; rice pudding; sticky ginger pudding and ginger-molasses cookies.

So, without further ado, I’m going to start.

Sweet Potato Glutinous Rice Balls with Coconut Sugar

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I have not celebrated Chinese New Year (CNY) for many many years. “Celebrating” in my family meant receiving red envelopes and gorging on good, homemade, traditional Chinese food.

It’s been twenty years since I celebrated Chinese New Year with my folks! They do still go about the tradition with my siblings, but living 5,000+ miles away doesn’t make it easy to rush over for dinner.

This year, I wanted to eat something “special” for CNY. Continue reading