• Cold Sweets

    Custard Powder Jelly

    Custard Powder is a mixture of Starch, Sugar, Colours and Flavours. You mix Custard Powder and some Sugar with Milk in a saucepan, and heat it. That is the easiest way to make custard. It’s Egg-free. It can be Vegan if you use plant-based Milk. Custard Powder is basically Corn Starch. I made this Jelly …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Rice Cooker Cottage Cheese Cake

    Several weeks ago, my daughter came home with 4 bottles of 2 litre Milk, and all of them had past the use-by date. I made Cottage Cheese from the 8 litres of Milk, and kept it in the freezer. I have been using it for cooking since then. Today I used the last bit of …

  • Spaghetti & Pasta Vegetables

    Quick & Easy Broccoli Spaghetti

    Using my pan-steam-frying method, cooking Broccoli is quick and easy. If you coarsely chop up, it can be cooked in a few minutes. Just a few tablespoons Water does the magic. I add Bacon but it is optional as it can be vegetarian. This dish can be cooked with OR without Cream. You can add …

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Simmered Shiitake & Carrot

    When I cook ‘Simmered Shiitake’, I most likely add some vegetables such as Lotus Root, Bamboo Shoot OR Gobō, etc. Most them are hard to find where I live. The easiest option is Carrot. This is a typical Japanese dish, though you would never come across at Japanese restaurants. It is absolutely easy to cook. …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Apple Sauce & Carrot Muffins

    I have just recovered from a nasty flu. While I was in bed struggling to eat, my husband made an attempt to cook Stewed Apple for me, but it ended up a mushy paste-like sauce. Today I used it to make these Muffins based on my ‘Morning Glory Muffins’. If you have leftover Apple Sauce, …

  • Takikomigohan

    Carrot & Chikuwa Takikomigohan

    ‘Chikuwa’ is a Japanese tubular-shape fish cake. The other day I wanted to cook my favourite ‘Abura-age & Carrot Takikomigohan’, which I crave sometimes, but I didn’t have Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu). I added Chikuwa instead, and it turned out really yummy. I added some Sesame Oil and I believe it was a good decision. …

  • Nuts

    Glazed Chestnuts

    My hands are too sore to peel Chestnuts these days, so I buy already peeled Chestnuts that are available frozen from many Asian grocery stores. That means I can cook this yummy snack not only in Autumn but any time I want to. Have you cooked Chestnuts like this? Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 400g Peeled …

  • Egg Potato

    Potato & Egg Salad with Parmesan

    Today I failed to cook Boiled Eggs. They were supposed to be soft and gooey. I was cooking them in my Water & Energy Saving Method. When I thought ‘three more minutes to wait’, I started doing something else and totally forgot about it. Eggs were left in the hot saucepan for too long and …

  • Egg Mushrooms Pork

    Stir-fried Black Fungus, Pork & Egg

    Today I want to share a very simple stir-fry recipe. If you love Black Fungus, you would enjoy this dish. You can use Chicken instead of Pork for this dish. When I use Eggs for a stir-fry, I most likely cook it first separately with a generous amount of Oil, then return it at the …

  • Chicken

    Pan-fried Chicken ‘Tatsuta’

    Chicken ‘Tatsuta’ OR ‘Tatsuta-agé’ is a very popular Japanese style fried Chicken. Chicken is marinated, and coated with Potato Starch, then deep-fried. Today I shallow-fried as I am still a little scared to use a lot of oil since the kitchen accident when I burnt my face with hot oil. Shallow-frying method works fine if …

  • Cold Sweets Fruit

    Orange Bavarois

    Based on my ‘Basic Bavarois’ recipe, you can make a variety of Bavarois in different flavours. Today I replaced Milk with Orange Juice and made this delicious dessert. Topping is optional, but I strongly recommend to add some fresh Orange segments. Today I mixed the Orange segments with a little Sugar and Grand Marnier, but …

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