Vietnamese Beef and Watercress Salad – Bo Xao Sa Lat Soong

A few weeks ago, I noticed that the large grocery store near my home began stocking watercress in its fresh food section. It had been quite some time since I had eaten the vegetable which prompted me to buy it. I personally love watercress. It has so much more attitude in terms of flavour and texture […]

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Vietnamese Dipping Sauce – Nuoc Mam Cham

If for some crazy reason, you ever wanted to rid the world of Vietnamese food, you have to start by destroying every bottle of fish sauce! This is because fish sauce to Vietnamese food is like tomato sauce at a sausage sizzle.  You simply can’t have one without the other. Many traditional Vietnamese dishes require […]

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Gingernut Biscuits

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa One of the reasons Scruff and I decided to start a food blog is because food, and cooking in particular, is a very big part of how we’ve always shown the other we care. Sharing […]

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Super Simple Chocolate Ripple Cake

A few years back we were invited to a friend’s place for a pot luck dinner. I decided to make an apple crumble – a dessert I had nearly every single week when I was growing up, my go-to in the frozen dessert aisle, my all-time favourite comfort food. A dish I have never actually gotten the […]

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Vietnamese Chicken Soup with Pasta – Sup Nui Ga

This chicken soup recipe I am sharing with you guys today has been a favourite of mine growing up. What I really love about this dish is that it is basically a bowl of liquefied comfort. Anytime I was unwell and unable to attend school, this was always on the sick menu at hotel home. My mother […]

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Bacon and Egg Pastries

My first job after university was in a large accounting firm. The division I worked in used to have 8:00am meetings where staff would take turns in providing training to the rest of the team on a relevant topic. The best thing about these meetings was that they were catered – there was always tea, freshly brewed coffee, […]

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Pearl barley salad with eggs, cherry tomatoes and spinach

One of the hardest things I found with pregnancy was working out what to take to work for lunch. From my first medical appointment I was told to be very careful with eating anything that wasn’t freshly cooked, which ruled out leftovers as well as most food from the food court. I also had to eat a healthy diet, however my standard healthy […]

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