Zoo-Kee-Nee Bread

Met up with Robert from ANU’s School of Art for a chat, and what did I get? A loaf of home-made zucchini bread! Yay! Thanks Robert! Whipped up a quick and easy-peasy lunch with a couple of slices of bread, egg omelette and a side of broccoli and tomatoes tossed in olive oil, salt and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 + […]

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 […]

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…