Mapo “Grandma’s” Tofu

It never fails to amuse people when I tell them I’m pretty terrible at cooking Asian cuisine (and also speaking, writing, and reading in Mandarin – but that’s a story for another time). Obviously having grown up in a Taiwanese household, my home-cooked meals always had the characteristic flavours of soy, rice wine, sesame oil,…

Seafood Linguine

For almost a year Sunday dinners at my sister and brother-in-law’s house has become a regular occurrence. All of us are so busy during the week and it’s good to arrange a time where we can catch up over a quiet home-cooked meal. Sunday nights is also usually the night where I can’t be bothered…

Salmon Coconut Ceviche

On the days where I visit the gym, I try and make sure I have a light meal at least an hour before my class. Any sooner and I’ll have indigestion, however I’ve noticed that if I don’t eat something an hour or two before the class, I barely have enough energy. I was sorting…

Hazelnut Pumpkin Quinoa Salad

Over the Christmas break there was a couple of days where The Sister joined me for dinner at mine. During this time, her fiance was still interstate with his family, and as they had only moved recently to their new place, she was so unfamiliar with the kitchen that she didn’t even know how to…

Garlic Prawns with Beer

I remember back when I was at university, there were days where I would finish in the mid to late afternoon and I’d be ridiculously hungry after a whole blurred day of tutorials, lectures, study groups and research. I take the train home from Macquarie and transfer at Chatswood, however every Thursday I end up…

Blueberry Swirl Muffins

I’ve been having an idle look through my blog stats over the last week to get a bit of an idea of what the average reader of my blog is like. From what was given to me, it looked like the majority of my readers were from Australia (thanks to word of mouth probably!), as…