Rainbow Rice Bowl

I made this on a rather cold evening but was missing warm days and the lovely salads that accompany Summer.

This satisfied my salad craving and the warm chicken and rice kept the chill at bay.

I love the colours from all the vegetables, hence the rainbow :).  Even my veggie avoiding girls started chomping on the carrots and salad leaves as they were rather taken with the colours.  I swear if you call anything rainbow, they’ll eat it!  It’s all about marketing….even at home! 😛

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Too Easy Thai Style Salad

We had a warm spell over the weekend.  It’s August and we’re supposedly in the throes of Winter here in Australia, but we received a welcome reprieve and enjoyed a 25C (77F) day on Saturday and a similarly warm day on Sunday.  Yay!

Unfortunately my 3 year old was sick with a bad cold and I stayed home with her on Sunday, while hubby and my 6 year old went off to Church.  After putting my 3 year old down for a rest, I surveyed the fridge and threw together this super simple salad for my lunch.

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Thank You!!

I was recently nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award by 2 beautiful bloggers, Sadie from Sadie’s Nest and Natascha of Natascha’s Palace.

A huge thank you to Sadie and Natascha!!  I was genuinely surprised, honoured and touched by your nominations.  I wrote recently that I wasn’t even sure if anyone would read my blog, and for both of you to take the time to nominate me is truly humbling.

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Thank You!

The Liebster Award is an award that is given by bloggers to other bloggers. It’s passed from person to person to encourage connection and support within the blogging community and to aid in the discovery of new and upcoming bloggers.

Recently, I received a nomination for the Liebster Award from the lovely Satabdi from Dine in my Kitchen.  Thank you Satabdi, it was a wonderful surprise and I really appreciate it!!!:)

Do visit Satabdi’s blog which features many delicious home cooked meals. 🙂

This is how it works…


  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you with a link back to his/her blog.
  2. Answer the questions asked by the nominator.
  3. Nominate 5 – 11 bloggers with fewer than 500 followers.
  4. Answer the questions from the blogger who nominated you.
  5. Create 11 questions for your nominees.

Here are my answers to Satabdi’s questions:

Q: Which country or city do you reside?

A: Perth, Australia. 🙂

Q: Which is your favourite food?

A: How do I pick just one??? I really love salmon sashimi with lots of wasabi!

Q: Have you tried any uncommon dish which we usually don’t eat regularly?

A: I have tried sea urchin and it was really delicious!! A real delicacy.

Q: Which is your favourite blog post from your blog?

A: Oooh, another difficult one!  Probably my first post on how to make palmiers as that’s where my blogging journey began. 🙂

Q: Which is your favourite holiday destination?

A: I adore Paris!! The pastries, the fashion, the unbelievably glamorous people and the French language sounds so sophisticated. 🙂

I’m excited to nominate these lovely bloggers.

  1. Sadie’s Nest –  Check out Sadie’s Lemon Bread.  It’s one of the prettiest I’ve seen!
  2. The Richmond Avenue – Lots of fresh delicious recipes.  Jasmine just posted a S’mores Dip recipe!!
  3. Suneilsfoodblog –  Lots of drool worthy photos and Suneil is so lovely 🙂
  4. Cook with Mir –  Mir loves to cook, from delicious soups to yummy baked goods.
  5. Sweetima – Lisa recently posted an oreo milkshake recipe!  Who can go past that??

My questions for you are:

  1. What’s been your proudest moment in life?
  2. What would be your dream job?
  3. What’s your worst cooking disaster in the kitchen?
  4. What do you love about blogging?
  5. What do you dislike about blogging?
  6. What could you not live without?
  7. If you were a superhero, what would be your super power? 🙂
  8. What’s your fondest childhood memory?
  9. What’s your favourite food?
  10. What’s your favourite recipe?
  11. Who’s your hero?

Thank you all for welcoming me so warmly, for your encouraging comments and for stopping by.  I had harboured thoughts that perhaps I’d be writing for me, myself and I (and my wonderfully supportive friend Lydia), but you have all made this blogging journey a lot of fun and given me the motivation to keep going :).


Healthy Caramel Slice / Millionaire’s Shortbread

Ok, confession time.  Despite desserts featuring heavily on this blog, I’m actually not much of a sweet tooth.  Given the choice between say chocolate and a serve of hot chips/fries, I’d choose munching on chips each time :P.  With that said, I actually prefer making desserts over savoury dishes….if that makes any sense?  Thankfully it’s not too hard to find willing volunteers who are prepared to accept my sweet treats. 🙂

Are you a sweet tooth or do you prefer savoury dishes?

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Quick and Easy Curry (Chicken and Vegetarian options)

I grew up in Malaysia and Singapore and even though my family and I moved to Perth as a child, I still adore Asian food.

This is a quick Malaysian style curry.  I’ve tweaked it so it’s a little healthier and lighter as it uses tinned tomatoes instead of coconut cream or milk. I’ve used chicken for this recipe but you can also make a vegetarian version using pan fried haloumi which is a cheese of Cypriot origins.  I also added haloumi to my curry which I personally prefer over the chicken.

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