I know what you’re thinking. Miso in my porridge – what!? Now I know this sounds crazy, but it is actually incredibly tasty. Adding salt to a sweet always makes it taste even better – think salted caramels, salted chocolate, or even just adding a pinch of salt to your porridge oats. It actually doesn’t even taste salty, it just adds a strange sense of umami thats keeps you coming back for more. Just try it. Ingredients (Serves 2-3) 1 […]
A winner every single time. Sweet, salty, savoury, healthy – yum. All I used was Chinese cabbage, courgette, yellow butter beans, (more) sprouts, a handful of fresh coriander and mint, spring onions, mushrooms (any will do), and minty chipolata sausages. Fry the mushrooms in the same pan as the sausages so that they absorb all of the meaty juices left in the pan. Throw it all together and then top with a zingy thai dressing made in your mortar and pestle. You will […]
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For some reason I always seem to go for a sweet breakfast. Yet breakfast in Asia is mostly savoury and consists of rice topped with small amounts of vegetables, meat or fish. So here’s my best effort to mix things up: A Veggie Breakfast Bowl of brown rice, avocado, bean sprouts, yellow courgette, a fried egg, sesame seeds, olive oil and lemon juice. Perfect when I have leftover rice and random vegetables laying around in the fridge. A great new way to start the day.
Gado-Gado literally means ‘mix-mix’ in Indonesian. It’s a typical Indonesian salad made up of par-boiled vegetables, tofu, tempeh and hard-boiled eggs, all mixed together with a peanut sauce dressing, and topped with krupuk (crackers) and a sprinkle of fried shallots. The ingredients used in this veggie salad always varies, but traditionally contains a mixture of some of the following: Blanched, shredded, chopped, or sliced green vegetables such as cabbage, kangkung (morning glory), spinach, bean sprouts, string beans or green beans […]
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It’s simple things like these that make me happiest. One of the best things about South East Asia is that fresh juices and smoothies are available everywhere, and they’re dirt cheap too. Lime, watermelon, papaya, you name it – they’ll have it. I’ve even had pure avocado smoothie. But fresh young coconuts are above all, my favourite. The norm is to cut a hole, drink the juice, and then scrape out the juicy coconut flesh from the inside of the shell. […]