Fasolia Beans with Rice

(Insert little snippet here) Usually I would rack my brain for 20 minutes to come up with a little paragraph to insert here that is somehow related to the recipe. But today is not one of those days. So here is the recipe and a cat to make up for the lack of effort. 2…

Chinese Radish Cake

I’ve been having a hankering for singaporean food. Food that you absolutely cannot find in Geneva. Kaya, Prata, Nasi Lemak and above all, carrot cake aka radish cake aka turnip cake. This dish has caused plenty of confusion even amongst people who are familliar with it. First of all, it’s not a cake. It just…

Arabic Coffee Cake

I know that I am about to offend a great deal of people but I’m going to say this anyways. I’m not fond of coffee. I believe the best way to drink it is ice blended, doused with hazelnut flavouring and served with a green straw. The belly-lint-producer on the other hand, needs his morning…

Beef bourguignon & roast potatoes

When I moved to Switzerland, I brought along a pressure cooker from Singapore. It was just sitting there, still in its box, in the store room. Along with, I found brand new bed sheets, a kettle, bread machine and a 6 piece wine glass set with decanter. It’s really useful to have a compulsive shopper…

4 Ingredient Spinach Pennenoni

  Yesterday, I had a coffee with some friends and someone asked the group how often we usually ate meat, seeing as everybody was slim. He shared that he restricted meat in his diet to twice a week. While my response was no more than twice a day. As I am definitely not one of…

Za’atar Sweet Potato Hash

My Mother-in-law brought us a giant baggie of za’artar and it’s been sitting in my cupboard for quite a while now. I’m not quite sure what the shelf life of za’artar is, but I’m pretty sure it isn’t forever; despite what the Lebanese balls-and-chain says. So I finally decided that it was time to crack it…

Sweet Potato Cake

Ingredients Sweet potato Eggs Salt & Pepper Cinnamon Grate a large sweet potato with the large grater. Mix sweet potato with salt, pepper, cinnamon and an egg. Heat skillet with plenty of oil. Press sweet potato in a thick cake and fry until brown. Flip carefully with the help of a spatula and plate and…