Ground Beef Pasta (Olive Oil based)

The method that I use is always the same. I just switch up the ingredients and spices. Ingredients Dry pasta (portion for 2) 150g of ground beef 3 stalks of asparagus (diced) 0.5 cups of cherry tomatoes Garlic (chopped or sliced) Fresh Basil Salt, peppers, chilli flakes Optional: poached egg (the egg in the photo…

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seed pudding’s a pretty yummy breakfast if you get it right. Getting the ratio right can be a bit tricky though. I’ve had a few failed attempts. I follow Dani’s basic ratio and it has worked really well for me! Here’s her video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJWpQb1bexc Below is my modification: Ingredients 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk…

Flatbread Pizza

You can make this healthy or unhealthy, based on the ingredients. I pick and choose my battles and this is one of my more “unhealthy” recipes. I make batches of this and leave it in the freezer. It’s just so easy and really popular with the hubby. Ingredients Homemade or store bought Marinara sauce Flatbread…

Kakuni (Braised Pork)

I grew up with Southeast Asian braised pork. But because hubby is Japanese so I had to learned the Japanese version as a compromise. This is just as delicious and I use this in place of Charshu for my home made Ramen as well. Ingredients 1.5 lbs. of pork belly or a different cut of…

Green Smoothie

*Proportion is for single served blender This was my first green smoothie EVER and I was really nervous about drinking it. I stared at it for a good 5 min before holding my breath to take the first sip. Thankfully, it turned out great! I tasted mostly green apples. This is be entering my “morning-smoothie-rotation”….

Dashi

There are a variety of ways to make Japanese Dashi. This is my “go-to” version as it requires no heating and takes 2 min to make. I learned this from hubby’s mother. She’s 100% Japanese and is an amazing cook. I get really excited when she announced she’ll be feeding us. All you do is…

Salsa

Ingredients 4 large ripe tomatoes 1/2 finely chopped onions 1 glove of finely chopped onion 2 jalapeño peppers (you can change the type and amount of peppers based on your preference) 1/2 cups of finely chopped cilantro or parsley (I use parsley because hubby doesn’t like cilantro) 1.5 – 2 tbsp of lemon/lime juice (or…