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Fish Fillets in Szechuan Sauce

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Fish Fillets In Szechuan Sauce

For the past couple of minutes I'm just staring at the blinking curser on my computer screen hopping to find sentence from my mind but its kind of freezed  today. These days my mind is completely jammed - just wants to relax and enjoy the summer to its maximum before the kid's vacation is over. To refresh my mind I stepped out of my home and decided to take a short walk to the leasing office to check for any mails.Greeting from familiar faces and stares from new occupants makes me wonder whether I'm an alien from outer space or just my imagination. 

Anyway sometimes, I’m totally at a loss for what to cook - So when I was in a similar situation few weeks ago, I asked my husband and he suggested Chinese and my mind travels back to my favorite Chinese Restaurant in my hometown " Fried Fish In Szechuan Sauce".Instead of deep frying the fish - I decide to steam the fish for a healthy version.
Steaming not only gently cooks the fish until ju…

Singapore Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice)

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Singapore Nasi Lemak

Have you ever wondered why you crave certain foods, even when you’re not hungry? We all have our food memories, some good and some bad. The taste, smell, and texture of food can be extraordinarily evocative, bringing back memories not just of eating food itself but also of place and setting. Our chosen comfort food is almost always the kind of dishes we grew up with. Can you guys guess what I'm craving for???
 Absolutely!!! Right now I'm Craving for a big plate of aromatic coconut rice topped with sweet and spicy sambal chilli, a juicy deep-fried chicken wing / fried fish,fried eggs ,fried peanuts and crispy ikan bilis? I'm crazy about these local cuisine of mine. Frankly without guilty conscience I grow up eating them for breakfast ,lunch even dinner . Throughout my school years, I would savor nasi lemak, wrapped in green banana leaves, at least three times a week. Inside the bundle was warm coconut rice infused with the vanilla-like aroma of pandan lea…

Singapore Chilli Crab Style Prawns

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Singapore Chilli Crab Style Prawns

I deliberately stayed out of the kitchen and end up cleaning the house instead . Hurrah!!! Finally I managed to clear off my laundry-all neatly washed , ironed and folded. I spent the rest of the afternoon rearranging photo albums and looking at  pictures . Then, I found the album of my previous Singapore holiday and guess what, the sudden creeping, conniving craving  takes over!  I gave in and started digging out our pantry for things I need for preparing Singapore Chilli Prawns. I am replacing the crabs with prawns today, which is equally as good.
As you probably already know that both myself and my daughter are a bit of a shrimp fanatic and I am always looking for tasty new ways to enjoy shrimp. Singapore chilli prawns is my gluten free version of a Singaporean seafood gastronomy amazingly popular in Singapore and Malaysia where Sri Lankan crabs are most frequently used, followed by prawns, stir-fried in a special sumptuous, sweet and savory sauce m…

Grilled BBQ Chicken Legs

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Grilled BBQ Chicken Legs



Cookouts, picnics, and backyard barbecues are always a great way to gather friends and family, while enjoying the amazing summer weather. Some of our best family memories are when we gather with friends and family for a big grilling fiesta! I also love this because its also a chance to show others just how easy it is to turn the day into an explosion of laughter, games and heart-felt memories! It’s also a great time to enjoy the amazing flavors of summer food!  These delicious Grilled BBQ Chicken Legs are the ultimate cookout dish for any summer gathering. Summer is peeking tru my doorstep and stumbled upon these forgotten snaps while clearing my files few days ago. 

The following recipe have being laying in my draft for very long time. Time travels back to my first grilling experience in Owasso Tulsa with my hubby's colleagues in 2009. We really had great friends circle and enjoyed to the max whenever we have chance. The kids were to young to remember but i…

Kara Kollukattai

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Kara Kollukattai
Just as sleep is necessary for our body similarly holidays are important for relaxationand change – they provide relief from the monotony of our daily routine. They areimportant for our mental and emotional well being.Holidays! Holidays! Holidays who does not wait for them? Holidays give us a break fromour routine and help us to refresh ourselves and go back to work with renewed energy. Yeah summer vacation is here and the kids are uncontrollable- jump up and down with delight giving me creeps. Time for me to spend more time in my kitchen. My kids happens to love these soft savory rice dumpling steamed and it's the right moment to prepare. 

Kara Kollukattaiis one of the popular tiffin items in most South Indian household. These are nothing but steamed rice or rava dumplings. They taste great with sambar and chutney.Kara  Kollukattai is made using par boiled rice and not the regularly used rice flour. This is a very light and super tasty kollukattai. This is a childh…

Mayo Chicken in Phyllo Cups

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Mayo Chicken In  Phyllo Cups

At time I have these weird thought of finding myself debating with myself- and this time with my brain. Trust me it happens when I tend to be too stressed out.
Myself: Do you think it's a blessing being a housewife 
Brain: Huh!! You asking me after 15 years.
Myself: Oh come answer me - " Yes or No".
Brain: Well it's a blessing in disguise.

Anyway I'm not sure whether it's a blessing or not but it's a matter of perd "unmotivated," but what's it like to actually be one?Since we own a restaurant back in my hometownI was like going in between run the restaurant and pursuing my career job. I end up managing the restaurant when my dad got health issues. After my marriage I found myself hopelessly bored to tears, watching way too much television, and not knowing what I was supposed to be doing as a housewife but -A favorite parts of being a housewife are being able to be my own boss and to set my own schedule. I don’t like fe…

South Indian Style Mutton Kheema

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South Indian Style Mutton Kheema

I just can’t believe how fast the days are zooming past. Feel like I just returned from my vacation and can't help but wish time move little slower. Getting back to routine after vacation is always challenging, especially when it was spent with family and being pampered spoilt to roots hahah!! but life goes on rite.
Ever since I'm back - I have been trying to prepare healthy food during the weekdays and weekends definitely deserve something special. Normally my weekend table will be filled up with different kind of cuisines with a twist as I have habit of creating my special touch in some ways as weekends are always a good break to charge up our batteries for life , and the meals also plays a crucial role in it , somehow we indulge in some spicy, tangy and rich food

And this Mutton Keema is an absolute favorite! It’s spicy, loaded with flavor and impossible not to ask for a second helping. Relish the divine taste of this warm curry mopped up with …