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Pan-Seared Tofu with Sesame Soy Dressing
Accompanied by a quizzical look, this is a question I often get asked when I forget/don’t know to use the American term or phrase for something. Partly for my friends here in the ‘merica, partly because I can’t think of anything else to blog about, but mostly for the future lols I’ll get reading back […]
How to grow spring onions / green onions
We last wrote about growing spring onions at home; one of our fave ways to use them is in a savoury soy dressing on pan-seared tofu. Tofu seems to sit pretty high on the Foods People Love to Hate list. Is it because of the associations with tofu toters who come across as holier-than-thou types overselling a […]
Pan-Fried Tilapia Fillets
How to grow spring onions… or rather, how to regrow spring onions, aka scallions, aka green onions in American. It’s easy, practically free, doesn’t need much space and is apartment-friendly. Roughly 6 years ago, on a small sunny apartment balcony, I started regrowing the stubs of market-bought spring onions in a small pot. It was so […]
Garlicky Brussels Sprouts, Pinto Beans and Brown Rice Bowl
This one’s for our mums. I don’t generally love fish. The scales, bones and manky smells put me off. Our mums/moms, on the other hand, LOVE fish and love cooking it for us. Because, omega-3 acids and all. I don’t believe my mum loved watching an ungrateful child mince her way through a perfectly good […]
Easy yoghurt pikelets
Cheap, plant-based yet tasty, even the huzza enjoyed this meal-in-a-bowl featuring garlicky roasted Brussels sprouts. Seemingly the bane of every childhood, as an adult, I love garlicky roasted Brussels sprouts. Admittedly, my gateway drug was a deep-fried take served with salsa macha, apples and walnuts at a pub. It was salty, crunchy, spicy and sweet all […]
Easter Hot Cross Buns
Eh? Pikelets? Pikelets are similar to pancakes; though the term pikelets might be unfamiliar to American ears, the concept will be familiar to most tastebuds. Imagine that the breakfast pancake had a petite, fluffier, sweet little sister. That kid would be the pikelet. (No, I am not advocating the consumption of one’s younger sibling). I’ve tried […]
How to peel and segment grapefruit for citrus salads
Easter has just gone by – how did you spend yours? I may or may not have gone on a baking binge and made three batches of Easter hot cross buns… in one week. In my defense, that’s not the only thing I did for Easter, glutton though I am. We celebrated Christ at church, […]
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Who could possibly be bothered to peel and segment grapefruit?? Until recently, I’d always thought of citrus as juicy, summery happiness. I’m a clueless city person, so it was a surprise to learn that citrus fruits are winter goodies (whaaat? Winter’s dreary overcast days and sun-ripened juicy citrus? They couldn’t possibly go together…) Happily, I […]
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