Oxtail Ragu with Fettuccine

When cooking ragu, I have one rule: go slow and low. That’s right. Particularly when cooking ragu, it is incredibly difficult to screw things up other than not cooking it for long enough (wink wink). This morning I chose to make oxtail ragu.  Oxtails are a great alternative to other cuts of meat when it…

Morel Risotto with Rosemary

  Bought a packet of morels from my recent trip back home to Sydney and finally put it to good use today by making a morel risotto with rosemary. Having just made a mushroom toast the other day, I must confess that I’ve been slightly addicted to mushrooms. So what is my latest fascination with…

Mushrooms with Thyme on Sourdough

Following my cooking workshop, I had a bunch of cremini mushrooms left so I thought…hang on, why not make a decadent mushroom with thyme on sourdough for breakfast? Just to give you some insight, cremini mushrooms are commonly marketed as “baby bella” or “baby portobello” mushrooms because they are just that – a juvenile portobello…

Spaghetti with dried baby shrimps, anchovies and dill

SPAGHETTI UMAMI | A fusion dish comprised of dill, lemon, anchovies and dried baby shrimp. Despite I’m trying to embark on a keto diet, I had an irresistible craving for pasta today – one that I could not resist. To that effect, I acted on my instincts and came up with my own modified lemon…

Easy Summer Gazpacho

GAZPACHO ANDALUZ | A bomb of rich nutrients condensed in the form of a refreshing soup that can be readily made in 15 minutes.  Having just returned home from a whirlwind escapade to Spain and the Basque country, I was completely mesmerised by the arresting landscape, architecture, rich culture and history, and of course, the…

Creamy cashew asparagus leek soup with a hint of thyme and lemon

SUPER GREEN GOODNESS | Nutrient-rich and comforting asparagus leek soup bursting with cashew creaminess To spruce up those spring and summer months, I strongly advise making this potent green (detoxing) concoction for the family (or friends). Asparagus, leek, green peas, and spring onion soup infused with the creaminess of roasted cashews and enhanced by a…

Stir-fried Broccoli with Anchovies

BROCCOLI WITH ANCHOVIES | A easy side dish with an umami punch Broccoli with anchovies…who would have thought these two would pair well together. Well, I’m here to tell you that these two complement each other like a married couple and to elevate the pairing, I would suggest a generous toppling of garlic bread crumbs….

Roast ling with salsa verde

Fancy a healthy meal without needing to break a sweat in the kitchen? Roast fish is always easy to make, high in protein and low in fat. Yesterday I invited my colleague over and opted exactly for that, a quick meal with fish as the centerpiece. Seeing I had a fillet of ling in the…

Green pea asparagus soup

Follow my blog with Bloglovin GREEN PEA ASPARAGUS SOUP | Dairy and gluten-free, it is perfect for vegans Seeing today is Green Monday (in Hong Kong), I have dedicated this post for…yep, you guessed it – a green dish. Introducing my asparagus green pea soup — tadaa!. A harmonious concoction of leeks, shallots, thyme, asparagus and…

Grilled Chicory Kale Salad

WARM CHICORY AND KALE SALAD | Grilling tempers out the bitterness of chicory Who would have thought about grilling vegetables as a side? Well, I was first inspired by this technique while having the pleasure to dine at Gjelina a few years back (a must visit cafe in Los Angeles well known for their assortment…