• Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Stir-fried Ham, Egg & Lettuce Rice Bowl

    If you have ‘Ham, Egg & Lettuce’, you can make this simple rice bowl. Follow the recipe and stick to it. I am sure you will think the amount of Lettuce is too much, but it is not. The volume of the Lettuce will be reduced significantly when cooked, you might wish if you could …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Sweet Miso Sardine Rice Bowl

    My Sardine rice bowl recipes, such as ‘Garlic Sardines Rice Bowl’, seem to be very popular and many people are cooking them. Please find other Sardine rice bowl recipes by searching with the key words ‘sardine rice bowl’. This is another easy rice bowl that I often cook. I recommend to use a lighter coloured …

  • Fish

    Baked Salmon with Dill & Parmesan Mayo Sauce

    This dish of baked Salmon is quick and easy to prepare, absolutely delicious, and looks pretty. I use my mini toaster oven to bake them, but you can use regular oven, or you may wish to use air fryer, which I have never used. You may prefer cooking larger fillets of Salmon. In that case, …

  • Prawn & Shrimp Ramen

    Prawn, Tomato & Lettuce Ramen Soup

    If you are looking for a healthy and refreshing soup for your Ramen Noodles, you may want to try this one. The main ingredients are Prawns, Tomato and Iceberg Lettuce. With Ramen Noodles in hot soup? Yes. It’s quick and easy to prepare, very filling, and healthy and satisfying. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 1 serving …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Rice Cooker Pumpkin Cake

    Today I needed to use up leftover cooked Pumpkin. I decided to make a rice cooker cake. If your rice cooker has ‘Cake’ setting, it is absolutely easy and energy efficient to cook cakes, frittata and crustless quiche. I line the base of the rice cooker’s inner pot with baking paper. If your rice cooker …

  • Cheese

    Cottage Cheese

    When I need to use up a large amount of Milk, I most likely make Cottage Cheese. There are many forms of similar fresh cheese in the world and they are called by different names, but most of them are made by curdling Milk with an acid, such as Lemon Juice OR Vinegar. You can …

  • Other Soup

    Pea & Ham Soup

    This is one of my favourite soups. I always use Smoked Ham Hock for this soup, but you may wish to use a different type of block of Ham. To reduce the cooking time, I cut the Ham Hock into some chunks. If it is too difficult for you, make some deep cuts into the …

  • Egg Spaghetti & Pasta

    Curry Flavoured Pasta Salad

    ‘Japanese Macaroni Salad’ is one of my family’s favourite salads. I started using any short Pasta for the salad because I couldn’t find long Macaroni in Melbourne where I live. So I should call it ‘Japanese Pasta Salad’. This salad is basically the same salad, but I added Curry Powder. This curry flavoured version is …

  • Dips & Spreads

    Pumpkin Hummus with Pomegranate Molasses

    If you have some leftover cooked Pumpkin (roasted OR steamed), puree it, and mix it with Hummus. I used store-bought Hummus. Pureed Pumpkin adds the lovely sweetness to Hummus. But the more important addition is Pomegranate Molasses, which I have been struggling to use up. The sweet and sour Pomegranate Molasses transforms the ordinary Hummus …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Brandy Pound Cake

    My ‘Basic Pound Cake’ recipe requires 125g of Butter, Sugar, Eggs and Self-Raising Flour, not 1 pound of each. That’s the best amount for my cake tin. You can alter the recipe as you like. The rule of this type of cake is to maintain the 1:1:1:1 ratio. Based on the basic recipe, you can …

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