Homemade Breads At A Baking School in Singapore

I have been afraid of baking bread at home for the longest time.  Yeast and dough starters have scared me. I have often felt overwhelmed with terms like kneading, proofing, oven temperatures, bulk fermentation and enriched dough. Tell me, why do you “punch down” kneaded bread dough meant to rise? And do you know the … More Homemade Breads At A Baking School in Singapore

Greens in a bowl – Fennel Asparagus Spinach Soup

It is interesting how one can keep track of seasons and what to eat during each month of the year with the numerous food blogs showcasing the “What’s in season food produce guides“. However I feel they are a bit biased towards the countries in the northern hemisphere or maybe I just read too many … More Greens in a bowl – Fennel Asparagus Spinach Soup

Orange and cardamom infused chocolate buckwheat groats

The best thing about Sunday mornings is that I have all the time in the world to peel onions, whip eggs and scoop ripe avocados. In this case I could juice some ripe mandarins and get started with the below “cereal + porridge + granola “style bowl as well. All this to prepare a hearty … More Orange and cardamom infused chocolate buckwheat groats

Brown rice and wild rice blended with vegetables

For a little over 20 years of my life the long, slender white grains of rice that stay separate and fluffy once cooked had a strong presence in our household. Cooked with aromatic spices like cloves, cardamoms, bay leaf, cinnamon sticks and vegetables, I was fond of this Indian pulao that emerged with this long grained white basmati … More Brown rice and wild rice blended with vegetables

Date and Nut Roll

My husband and I do endeavor to rely more on natural sugars in our food. The house has its share of raw honey and maple syrup bottles and the usual suspects of fruit from bananas to berries to stoned fruit from which we derive most of the “added sugar” in our foods. And I should … More Date and Nut Roll

A Melting Pot of Spices, Vegetables, Rice and Lentils

Today marks the third day after the 9 day Hindu “Navratri” festival and also the second day after “Dussehara“ which is the 10th day after Navratri. For the unaware this is a festival wildly popular in the Indian tradition where every state has it’s own way of worshipping the divine Goddess of power and strength and symbolises the victory … More A Melting Pot of Spices, Vegetables, Rice and Lentils