Ingredients

Ingredient Profile: Tomatoes

Vegetable Profile: Tomatoes Origin of Tomatoes Tomatoes are native to Central America and had been brought to Europe by the Spaniards. However, Europeans initially thought that they were poisonous so they did not gain popularity for quite some time. They were right to a certain degree as tomatoes belong in nightshade family of plant and… Continue reading Ingredient Profile: Tomatoes

Entertaining

How to Put Together a Cheese Platter

How to Put Together a Cheese Platter Entertaining? How about putting together a cheese platter? Gathering around a delightful cheese plate and some wine is becoming more and more popular these days. So this post is all about how to put together a decent cheese platter that everyone will enjoy. Assembling a cheese platter sounds easy… Continue reading How to Put Together a Cheese Platter

All Recipes · Main Dishes · Turkish

Turkish Stuffed Zucchini or Kabak Dolması

Turkish Stuffed Zucchini or Kabak Dolması I order our fruits and vegetables –along with some other pantry items –through Harris Farm to be delivered to my door every week. They now have this “imperfect picks” option. Basically, your usual fruits and vegetables that don’t look good on the outside. The ugly guys, so to speak.… Continue reading Turkish Stuffed Zucchini or Kabak Dolması

Turkish Pantry

Turkish Pepper Paste (Biber Salçası)

Turkish Pepper Paste or Biber Salçası Some like it hot, some like it sweet. Whichever you prefer, Turkish Pepper Paste (Biber Salçası) is the ultimate ingredient of every Turkish pantry. Turkish Pepper Paste (Biber Salçası) –also called kırmızı biber salçası –is made from crushed and sun-dried red peppers. Salt is added as a preservative so… Continue reading Turkish Pepper Paste (Biber Salçası)

All Recipes · Appetizer/Starter · Turkish

A Middle Eastern Classic: Babaganoush

A Middle Eastern Classic: Babaganoush Babaganoush is a Middle Eastern classic and it is one of those mezes I learnt from a neighbour back in Turkey. Thank you Asiye Teyze! Babaganoush showcases smoking eggplant (aubergine) over flame and this is where that distinctive smoky flavour is coming from. However, you could do the same thing… Continue reading A Middle Eastern Classic: Babaganoush

All Recipes · Lunch

Savoury Herbed French Toast, VegFusion Style

Savoury Herbed French Toast, VegFusion Style is a savoury version of French toast; a total contrast to its sweet cousins. They make excellent lunches so I make them for me and my husband during the weekends. They are also a great way of using stale, left over bread. I always serve them with a little… Continue reading Savoury Herbed French Toast, VegFusion Style

Restaurant Reviews

Big Bites Pure Vegetarian Restaurant, Singapore

Big Bites Pure Vegetarian Restaurant, Singapore Big Bites Pure Vegetarian Restaurant is located on a busy Serangoon Road in Little India, Singapore. The place is not far from famous Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple and that’s how me and my husband ended up at Big Bites in the first place. We were just visiting the area and… Continue reading Big Bites Pure Vegetarian Restaurant, Singapore

All Recipes · Main Dishes · Thai

Stir-Fried Vegetables with Ginger and Cashew Nuts

Stir-Fried Vegetables with Ginger and Cashew Nuts My husband and I decided to have a whole Thai week; cooking our favourite Thai dishes for the entire week. He made his famous Pad Thai and Thai Green Curry and I made Roasted Faux-Duck Curry and Stir-Fried Vegetables with Ginger and Cashew Nuts –the subject of this… Continue reading Stir-Fried Vegetables with Ginger and Cashew Nuts