ASIAN FUSION CONFUSION - Confusion because, well, I was very confused whilst cooking this, mainly cause I wasn't sure how it would turn out given the ingredients I had, and also I wasn't following any recipe. I had random sauces, herbs, and spices, so mixed them together and hoped for the best.
I used a variety of vegetables; Onions, Zuchinni, Green Beans, and Asparagus. I also used Tofu, so woohoo this is a vegetarian meal that turned out pretty good!
It's time to get your hands and face messy!
Forget about trying to look attractive whilst munching this burger down, AND please don't use a knife and fork to eat a burger. WTF is wrong with people who do that?!
Anyways, this is super easy to put together. I used store bought teriyaki sauce because I didn't have the time or the ingredients to make my own. (I do prefer making my own sauces) Teriyaki sauce usually has a lot of sugar in it, so more often than not, I try pick the one that has the least amount of sugar so I feel like I'm at least trying to be 'healthy'. Lol.
It's so easy to work with left over rice! The options and ideas are endless, and this recipe is so easy, you'll be in and out of the kitchen in no time. #quickie ;)
I had roughly 2cups of left over rice so I decided to add some coriander, onions, and capsicum and mix it with teriyaki sauce. If you have any left over tofu, chicken, or any other meat, it works well with this rice.
2 Cups cooked rice - doesn't matter if it's white or brown
1 Small onion
1/2 Large Capsicum
1 t Garlic paste
1 T Coriander
1/4 C - 1/2 C of teriyaki sauce
2 t chili powder or flakes (optional, I just love spicy food)
1. In a lightly oiled & heated pan, add your onions and garlic paste and cook for 2 - 3mins on a medium heat.
2. Cut up the capsicum in to very small cubes and add it in to the pan and cook for a further 2 - 3 min. Add more oil at this point if you need it.
3. Add in the rice and mix through well with the onions and capsicum. Pour in the teriyaki sauce and cook through for another 7 or so minutes.
4. Sprinkle the coriander and chili (if you're using it) on top.
So as you know, I cook-bake-create-attempt random recipes using whatever I have in the pantry, and also using ingredients that aren't expensive, or have been bought on sale, so when the supermarket (grocery store) has a sale on for 4 Avocados for $3 THEN IMA BUY 4 AVOCADOS AND LEAVE AS A HAPPY CUSTOMER. (My love for avocados is real strong hence the caps lock).
Eventually reaching back home I realized even though you can never have too many avocados in your life, what the hell am I gonna do with them so they don't sit around too long getting rotten.
I instantly decided to make stuffed avocados because it's so simple, and the options are endless with what you can stuff them with!
Say goodbye to your thigh gap, and say hello to some extra cushioning ;)
This isn't my recipe, it's from Nigella Lawson, but with a few slight alterations! Either way, it tastes delicious and makes for a perfect pick me up treat.
This is a simple salad to have as a side or as a meal! Serves 4 to 5 people and is a great source of protein and vitamins, especially if you're vegetarian!
It's really quick to whip up and doesn't require a lot of effort :)
1 1/2 Tinned chickpeas
1 small red onion
1/2 Capsicum, any colour
1/2 Large Tomato
2 Handfuls of Spinach leaves or any salad leaves
2 T Fetta cheese
Tobasco and Thyme or whatever herb you have!
1.. Drain and rinse your chickpeas and place in to a large bowl.
2. Slice up your onions, capsicum and tomatoes and break up your spinach/salad leaves and put in to the bowl with the chickepeas.
3. Cut up some fetta cheese and sprinkle over the chickpeas and vegetables. Put a few drops of tabasco and your desired amount of thyme. I used 2 teaspoons. You can even squeeze a little bit of lemon juice in if you like :).
When you're staying at a backpackers/hostel in a new country and meeting new people everyday whilst trying to adjust and settle in to a new lifestyle, cooking proper food and eating properly becomes sooo difficult. Either you don't have time, it's more convenient to go out and eat with the new friends you've met or you have no money or time to do any grocery shopping. But then you slowly start feeling gross and sick of eating out and not eating enough meals in a day and thats when you decide to get your shit together - like me / I looked at my bank account and was like F*#$% haha.
Pasta is ridiculously cheap to buy so that's what I did. I also bought one full roast chicken which is usually around $10. The trick is to shred the chicken in to a container and you can use it for any meal!! It lasts you a while, for me it lasts one week and I put it in my lunches and/or dinners!
Every week or so I get major cake cravings/withdrawals so I make it my duty to bake a cake on a regular basis. This cake contains shaved chocolate that was mixed in the batter, and a chocolate whipped cream filling in the middle with strawberries on top. Drooling yet? I'm not sure, so just look at the pic below. Also the reason why the word rustic is used in the title is because I could not make this cake look neat and perfect! So what better way to cover up my actual intentions by add rustic in to the title haha. (No point now because i've just told you)
This is the perfect cake to gain weight (lol), to make for friends or if you're going through a break up, and I say breakup because when i was about to dig in to this cake, Paloma Faith - Only love can hurt like this started playing on Spotify Top 50 Hits and it was a perfect fit! (and no I'm not going through a break up if you're wondering).
Btw I'm not going to lie, half way through baking this cake, I had no idea what I was doing/whipped cream was everywhere/layering the cake was a nightmare all because I was too impatient to wait for the cake to cool down.
I love curry. There's nothing better than having a creamy curry with tender meat, and eating it with rice and not regretting a single bite because the taste is soooo good that you don't care how unhealthy it is!
But sometimes I like to shock my body by eating something healthy/healthier once in a while so this time I decided to make something that was sort of like a curry but not creamy, and with more of a watery consistency.
Serves one because some days you just don't want to interact with humans lol. Double the measurements if you're making it for two people of course.
Sugar cravings + cake withdrawals = time to bake a cake!
I didn’t have enough chocolate icing ingredients to ice the whole cake which was what I was intending on doing, so here’s a tip before you set your heart out on making and eating something..check that you have the ingredients, or at least enough :( haha
Anyways this is a basic simple cake recipe with a hit of coffee which should help you with your hangover or to help kick start your lazy Sunday, so when it hits 7pm, you’ll feel like you actually didn’t waste the whole day!
Depending on how much of the raw batter you eat, this cake should serve at least 8 to 10 people.
Ingredients – CAKE
1/2 t Salt
4 – 5 t Coffe Grounds/Powder
2 1/2 t Baking Powder
1 1/2 C Self Raising Flour
2/3 C Brown Sugar
1/4 oil (i used just a bit more than 1/4 C)
3/4 C Milk
Ingredients – ICING
These measurements will be enough to ice the whole cake so you wont run out :) You can also add toppings like almonds or coconut flakes etc
250g Dark chocolate or cooking chocolate
330ml Lite cream or full cream (up to you)
- Growing up in New Zealand, there were a number of times when I used to tell my friends 'My mum isn't letting me go out'. That was always a lie. I Just wanted to stay home and watch the food channel.