Stir fried Prawns, Broccoli and Cherry Tomatoes

I’ve been so sick of eating food cooked outside that I decided to do a little cooking of my own. It’s also part of me celebrating the fact that I can eat prawns (shellfish in general) now!!!  So, above is a relatively healthy meal of stir fried prawns with bacon, broccoli and cherry tomatoes on a bed of garlic mash and topped with red & white cheddar. My cooking is really simple – I first boiled the potatoes (2 in this case) with a little salt and when it was soft enough to mash, I simply drained the water and...

I Love Breakfast

It’s the most important meal in the day and it’s the one meal where I feel is simple but yet oh so satisfying when you eat something nice and hot.  I’m obviously not talking about cereals and fruits.  With any of my cravings, I just have to satisfy them and I’m fussy about 2 things – my French toast and scrambled eggs. First up: French Toast.  To me, the perfect French Toast has to have lots of cinnamon and the bread must be soaked with the egg mixture.  Not the crap that a lot of places serve where the egg...

First Successful Attempt at Poached Egg

I’ve been craving poached egg with hollandaise sauce for ages and since I’m on medical leave this whole week, I decided to try my hand at it!  Tada…my first successful attempt!  It came out perfect! Burst the yolk and it came out runny. Yum!  I topped it off with a bit of black pepper and mayo (I didn’t have hollandaise sauce so this was the best substitute) and paired it with roast beef ham.  Mm…there’s just something about poached egg that just makes you happy.  🙂  So here’s how I did my poached egg: Simmer water at low heat (no...

Poached Salmon with Rice

I cooked dinner – poached Salmon with carrots and shitake mushrooms.  First off, yes I did bother to plate it nicely just because I was in the mood to do so.  I felt that the salmon came out very well although my parents were so blase. Dad: Should have potatoes.Mum: What did you put inside? It’s sour. Just to inform you all, the sauce isn’t vinegar sour.  I put in red wine so it has that acidity from the wine but that’s about it.  I felt that it went really well with the fish!  So…this meal was really easy to...

Strawberry Shortcakes

I made strawberry shortcakes on Thursday night simply because I felt like eating them. The strawberry shortcakes that I made are the traditional type, meaning that it is made with shortbread and not sponge cake, which is what you get in most (if not all) cake stores in Singapore. Brought this to work and it was a hit with my colleagues! 😀 Many told me that it was cute, delicious and not too sweet (I cut back on a bit of the sugar). Mum didn’t have anything nice to say as usual. She went, “Of course they’ll say that. They’re...

Mel’s white chocolate ice cream

I finally made something from my wonderful dessert recipe book! On Tues evening, I made white chocolate ice-cream!! That’s the pic of the ice-cream and I topped it off with a drizzle of Kahlua. I put too much white chocolate as I was being greedy and it turned out a little too sweet but otherwise, it was YUMMY! Adding the Kahlua actually countered the sweetness and added a nice coffee dimension to it. It’s a very simple recipe and you don’t need any complicated ice cream making machine. Below is the recipe: 170g (6oz/ 3/4cup) caster sugar500ml (17 fl oz/...