Monday, December 29, 2014

Fruity Butter Cake

I booked marked this recipe from Ann’s blog a long time ago and finally try them out during summer when there were plenty of berries in my fridge. I baked them into cupcakes and gave them to two of my ex-colleagues. They like it a lot and told me that their family ate them all in no time. I am glad that they like it and thanks Ann for sharing the recipe.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Salmon Fish Curry

I have 2 pieces of salmon fish in the freezer for quite some time and I don’t think fresh enough to grill it so I decided to used it to cook curry with whatever vegetable I had in my fridge. So for this curry dish I added some cabbage, carrots, brussels sprouts and potato. This is a very simple version of fish curry like how my mom used to make.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Soft Garlic Parsley Dinner Rolls

I baked these for our Thanksgiving meal. It was a last minute decision to bake these as I totally forgot to get a loaf of bread for our meal. Well, since I am not roasting a turkey but chicken I have plenty of time to make the rolls. It is not that difficult to make and with very few simple ingredients you some fresh rolls to go with your meal.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Pumpkin Tartlets

Is autumn and there are pumpkins everywhere so it is time to make some dessert out of it. I made these cute little tartlets for our Zumba Halloween Party in October. Yes we do eat dessert but in moderation ha ha… After a year of exercising 5 days a week I notice some changes in my eating habits and also my clothing. I don’t over indulge and eat everything in moderation. I do reward myself with some dessert every now and then. I didn’t lose a lot of weight but in some inches all over my body. I intend to keep it that way. I work too hard and make sure I don’t go back to my old habits… oh one more thing; I cut down on eating out. Outside food do have a lot of oil, sodium and also sugar. I guess that helps too.

Now back to these tartlets. Aren’t they cute? I made it into little bit size pieces so that everyone can have 1 or 2 pieces of it rather than having a big slice. But if you want, you can make it into a pie. I know some of you are not a fan of pumpkin but do give this a try. You might like it.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Steamed Savory Yam (Taro) Cake/Orr Kueh

I am a big fan of yam but I don’t buy it too often it can be quite costly at time. Usually it is around $1.79 - $1.99 a pound and if you buy the vacuum pack peel kind it is about $3.59 a pound. It happen it went on sale a few weeks ago and it was selling at $0.99 a pound so a bought a huge tuber. I used some to cook bubur cha cha and Taro Puffs (recipe coming soon) the rest for this yam kueh. The yams sold here are all good as I have yet to find a bad one. It has a powdery texture and it is really good to make yam kueh. I like a lot of yam in it so I added a bit more to it. Please be cautious when handling yam. I would advise you to wear gloves as it might cause some skin irritation.