Happy Australia Day!

Up before sunrise on a public holiday. WHUT?! Cos sometimes you just gotta get things done. Fajr prayers, intercontinental skype calls, reports and thesis. But first, a wholemeal toast with a spread of almond butter and fresh fig. Yes fresh fig. Ditch the jam and have the real thing when you can. Cuppa coffee and […]

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 […]

Oats for Eyang

Morning oats with fresh fruit and honey, to go with a poor man’s mocha (i.e. Milo + kopi) Made a mini-bowl of oats and fruit for Eyang too 🙂

Reviewing our environment in 2012

Think saving the planet is that easy? Think again. If trying to understand the complex interactions between sciences, economics, culture, politics, security and global/regional frameworks is just not working for you and you’re close to giving up, then check this out. For the fourth year running, the RSIS Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies has […]

A Chaaaklety Sunday Morning

So I felt like I wanted to jazz up my usual breakfast oatmeal. I’ve been a bit experimental these days in trying to use existing food items in my pantry. One of those items is cocoa powder. So I typed in cocoa powder and oats in google and stumbled on several web pages on Chocolate […]

A Girly Green Iftar

Me: “I’m having a Green Iftar on National Day, and you’re welcome to come. We’ll be breaking our fast with all things vegetarian.” Cousin:”Huh?! Where’s the meat? No meat, sure pengsan (faint), lah!” Well,  no we didn’t pengsan. I’m glad that I finally got a chance to do a little green iftar with a few […]

Healthy Rice Paradise

The thought of eating balls of rice somehow reminds me of the old trick to do when you’ve accidentally swallowed on a bone. (Sorry if that sounded random but it makes perfect sense to me!). QQ Rice offers big (triangle or oval-shaped) balls of rice, with 5 fillings of your choice. And yes, there’s a […]