Blues & Greens for Dinner Downunder

SO…. after a long hiatus of being “in the field” and just trying to make sense of what all that data means for my PhD thesis, I’ve decided to resume blogging.  And what better to kick it off again with food! Tonight’s dinner was a random concoction of blues and greens. Chicken salad with blue […]

Singapore-Oman chit chats on a hill

A couple of friends from Oman were in town, so a few of us had dinner at PS Cafe at Dempsey Hill. I opted for the m Miso cod on a bed of roast pumpkin with a side of salad. Lovely and light… and then I had truffle fries (to share!)

Dhal Soup Sukses!

Nothing better than a lovely bowl of soup to warm the soul on a chilly evening. This was yet another culinary experiment. With a bit of help from google on how to make a soup out of my family’s standard dhal recipe, it was easy-peasy. Think of a cross between dhal and vegetable soup. And […]

The Power of the Pot

A couple of weeks ago I moved out of my on-campus studio room and in with my office-mate, Ayu, from Indonesia. *Damn yearly contracts!* Ayu’s 80-something year old dad has been visiting Canberra for the past month. Ever so often Eyang (“Grandpa” in Javanese) would have a look of disbelief when he sees me having […]

TGIF!

It’s a super sunny day today in the kampung kapital (i.e. Canberra), and what better way to start the day with a bright chirpy-looking bowl of goodness! Oats with blueberries, a nectarine and kiwi. Sweetened with a couple of dates. Have a great Friday, everyone 🙂

Culinary experiments

A sample of quick and nutritious post-graduate student meals. Breakfast (top left): Oats with soy milk, kiwi, blueberries and a dash of honey. I tried substituting the soy milk and honey with hazelnut milk and dates today, and it was just as awesome. Lunch (top right): Idiot-proof savoury oats (i.e. Oats + olive oil + […]

Couscous- and Mango-Filled Avocado Halves

Originally posted on nade in the kitchen:
It was a quite tiring day for me. When I came home, I had no idea what to cook and was not really motivated to even cook something. Am I reading your mind? Here’s the solution: Don’t cook. Make some awesomely filled avocados instead. Serves 2 50 g…