Saturday, April 30, 2011


Muffin is a part of our regular breakfast and teatime snack we really enjoy. Not only it is fast to prepare but at the same time you can never fell bored to have it again and again each time with different and endless flavorings.

This time I had used buttermilk and oat which is nutritious and good for the heart too. If buttermilk isn't available at your place, you can make your own by mixing a cup of milk with a tablespoon of lemon juice/vinegar, stir and let sit for 15 minutes or until the milk is curdled, stir briskly, it is now ready to use.

So pleased with the result,  Buttermilk Oat Muffin  was  moist and fluffy with right sweetness. I would highly recommend this if you have buttermilk to use up or just looking for an easy and flavorful muffin.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Tofu Pizza Recipe @

The Tofu Pizza  is inspired by my son's love of bird's eye chili. It is now a staple in our household. We are now shifting to using them almost in all our our dishes.

This is especially made to his liking that includes bird's eye chili and tofu as its topping. Addition of chili really enhance the taste of this healthy pizza but this is entirely up to your preference.

If you are not a fan of bird's  eye chili replace it with paprika or black pepper.

You can also include other veggies such as thinly sliced broccoli florets , shredded carrot or mushroom. Despite its simplicity Tofu Pizza turns out fabulous and very tasty. They are now become my family favorite pizza.

Tofu Pizza Recipe @

Monday, April 25, 2011


Chicken Dopiaza Recipe @

Chicken Dopiaza is a famous Indian dish orginated during Moghul empire using heavy dose of onion, simmered in a mixture of spices and yogurt. Half of the onion is fried until golden brown,  later added to the gravy lightly crushed and the balance of the onion is blended.

For milder curry, you can reduce the chili powder used.  This gravy can be cooked with lamb, king prawn or even vegetarian style. It is best taken with  flavored rice or flat bread...

Chicken Dopiaza Recipe @

Friday, April 22, 2011



Fresh fruit muffin is a healthy breakfast, healthy snack for your kid or as an afternoon snack with your favorite drink. You can add almost any fruit in your muffin but most popular choice are banana and  blueberry.

This muffin is great anytime of the year, much healthier than the store bought ones since you can control the amount of sugar and fat to use. Make sure you cut the fruit into tiny bits and line your tins with muffin cup liners to avoid sticking.

Yield    :      12 muffin

1 1/2 C all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 C brown sugar
1 C fresh fruit chopped (I use apple and plum)
5  TB  melted butter
3/4  C  milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
extra sugar to sprinkle on top (optional)


Preheat oven @ 190 C. Sift flour, salt and baking powder. Line muffin pan with muffin paper cases

Place flour, sugar in a mixing bowl.

In a small bowl, combine melted butter and milk, stir well.

Pour milk mixture into flour, mix until just combined.

Add in fruit and vanilla extract. stir until just moistened.

Spoon 3/4 full into paper lined muffin pan, sprinkle sugar on top (optional). Bake for 20-25 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Cool on pan 5 minutes, transfer onto rack to cool.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011



My children love spicy pasta whether they are penne, linguine, macaroni or spaghetti. This meal is delicious and ready in matter of minutes. You can add whatever veggies you have and omit the chili powder for non-spicy version. Feel free to add chicken, meat or seafood if your prefer.

 Yield     :      3-4 servings

200g uncooked pasta
1 Onion chopped
2 carrot julienned
3 C mixed veggie (babycorn, mushroom, french bean, brocolli, bell pepper)
2 TB olive oil
2 cloves garlic crushed
3 medium tomato chopped
2 tsp chili powder/black pepper
salt  and sugar  to taste


Bring a large pot of water to boil with salt and  a tsp of oil, cook pasta until aldente according to the package, drain.

Heat the oil, fry garlic until fragrant, add onion , fry for a minute.

Add in tomato and salt, cook until tomato turns soft,  add the chili powder/black pepper and a tablespoon of water, stir for a minute.

Pour in carrot,   the rest of the vegetables, cook until soft about 3-5 minutes..

Add in cooked pasta, sugar and more salt if required. Stir until pasta is coated with spices.

Serve hot.

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