Friends invited me over for dinner recently. They made a delicious coconut curry, with fresh lemon wedges and lots of veggies. It was so good I decided to make my own the very next night! (more…)
My housemate loves making Asian salads. The combination of salty, sweet and spicy flavours are always well balanced and moreish. I have been inspired by her dishes, but until now too timid to have a go creating my own version.
Recently I headed out for lunch with a colleague, we were just picking up some take away. While waiting for her order I spotted a tasty looking carrot and noodle salad. Although I didn’t get it I was inspired by it.
This post is about my foray into Asian salad making. (more…)
My friend Sol and I recently made mochi for the first time, we had intended just to make green tea and anko mochi (sweetened red bean paste), but part way through we thought chocolate mochi sounded like a good idea too. It was! This post is about making chocolate mochi. Yum! (more…)
Mochi is a tasty Japanese dessert made from sweet rice flour (mochiko). My favourite type of mochi is daifuku, which consists of a small ball of mochi stuffed with a sweet filling. My friend Sol and I recently decided to have a go at making green tea mochi with anko filling (sweetened red bean paste). (more…)
Have you ever heard of nori? Nori are the seaweed sheets sushi is made from and I was amazed when I learnt earlier this year that they can also be used to make delicious chips. Like many snacks I enjoy, I wanted to learn how to make them myself.
I looked up a few recipes for wasabi nori chips, my favourite flavour, and discovered they are surprisingly easy to make. (more…)
During winter I tend to hibernate under a blanket waiting impatiently for late spring to arrive (in Canberra early spring may as well be winter!), particularly during the week.
Being able to make my weeknight evening meal within 15 minutes is important. As is making sure it is warming and nutritious. Soup definitely fits this bill and one of my favourites is miso soup. I love that you can add so many different things to Miso Soup. This blog post is about Miso Dumpling Soup. (more…)
Dumplings are delicious, but they are a pain to make. Homemade dumplings are so good they are completely worth making! My favourite dumplings are shitake mushroom and tofu.
Making vegetarian dumplings is a bit of work, you have to finely chop all the ingredients, fry them in a pan with ginger, spring onion, and various sauces and then assemble the dumplings. For this reason I tend to make a big batch so that I only have to do it every few months.
The first time I made dumplings I invited a couple of friends over and my housemate Amrita got in on the action too. I HIGHLY recommend doing this. The more people there are the less you have to do! (more…)