Friday, 19 February 2016

Home Made Preserved Lime with Salt

I couldn't find kam kuat around here. I replaced it with lime instead. Apparently, it can cool the body down and help with cough and sorethroat.

The longer you keep it, the more potent it is.

I'll update all of you once it is one year old.



1. 1kg of organic lime (thoroughly washed)

2. Sea-salt (lots of it)

3. Sterilised jars

1. Alternate salt and lime in the jar until it is packed.

2. Cap the jar and set aside for one year.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Thermomix Cashew Butter Spread


1. 1 cup of cashew nuts (soaked overnight)
2. Sea-salt (up to how salty you want the butter to be)
3. Sunflower oil (approximately 20gm)


1. Rinse the cashew nuts. Place all ingredients into jug and set 2 mins/speed 8.

2. If the consistency isn't creamy enough, then add 1min/speed 8 again.

3. You can eat it plain or with bread/biscuits. (YUMMY!)

Bon appetit!

Thursday, 11 February 2016

A Fiery CNY Eve Lunch!

A very Happy Fiery Monkey Chinese New Year to all my Chinese fellow bloggers and readers.

Here was what we had for our reunion meal.

Steamed fish.
Thermomix stir-fried choy sum with carrots and prawns.

Steamed beancurd with minced pork (Yong Tau Foo).

Curry potato and pork.

Steamed okra with minced pork (Yong Tau Foo).

Steamed bittergourd with minced pork (Yong Tau Foo).

Double boiled bone broth with lotus root.

Steamed chicken.

And brownies for dessert! 

Sunday, 7 February 2016

The Year of the Monkey

May you go bananas over every joyous thing that life brings you,
May you trapeze from each branch of life smoothly,
May you never get the itchy-scratchies as long you live,
May your life be full of life and never cease to be lively,
May your mind be quick witted in dealing with the delinquents of life,
May you never stop in being curious about life,
May you be innovative in overcoming the obstructions of life,
And may you never stop being mischievous in the games that life brings you.
Have a great year of the Fire Monkey!