Pad Prik Khing – Dry Red Chicken Curry

Pad prik khing is a Thai dry red curry made with chicken and green beans. It is usually served with steamed jasmine rice and a fried or salted egg. This recipe is a very quick and delicious meal to make which is perfect for a mid week dinner. The first time I heard of this […]

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Pressure Cooker Sweet Red Bean Soup (Hong Dou Tang)

This a sweet red bean soup is made with red adzuki beans sweetened with rock sugar and flavoured with dried citrus peel. It is a popular Chinese dessert that can be served hot, chilled, or even frozen as an ice block. This recipe has virtually no prep or soaking time, and using a pressure cooker […]

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Crispy Almond Biscuits

45 degree angle view of a stack of almond biscuits

These crispy almond biscuits are so addictive that it is impossible to stop at one. Each one is a thin biscuit of sugary goodness that is layered with flaked almonds which give it an unbelievable crunch.  This recipe is so simple and delicious that you will make it again and again! Scruff and I have […]

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Basic Congee – Rice Porridge

There are a few recipes we all need to fall back on where money is tight and energy levels are low. For me, this is a good basic congee recipe. In its most basic form congee is nothing extraordinary, but it costs next to nothing to make, will freeze well, can be eaten by everyone […]

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Cheap and Easy Chinese Soy Sauce Chicken

Chinese Soy Sauce Chicken

This cheap and easy dish consists of tender, melt-in-your mouth chicken wings cooked in soy sauce. The addition of ginger, cinnamon and star anise make this dish smell absolutely heavenly. Best of all it is an economical dish made in one pot with only 15 minutes prep time. My friend Portia has a good tip […]

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Pressure Cooker Steak and Guinness Pot Pies

When most people are down to their last $20, there are a few things they might consider doing. Some might build a fortress and barricade themselves in a corner until the next payday. Financially savvy people would probably find a way to invest that $20 and double it by the end of the week. Unsurprisingly, […]

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