Halloumi Berry

… looks just as good as Halle Berry! 😂 For me, a great salad starts with how appealing it looks to your eyes. The brighter and more colourful a salad looks, the better it tastes – at least to me! This took less than 10 minutes to put together thanks to easy, pre-prepped and fresh…

South American Veggie Delight!

Today’s edition of Ssaucy comes from our first guest blogger! He is an avid hockey player, programmer and recent convert to vegetarianism. In fact, he’s on the path to becoming vegan as he believes it is good for your health and contributes to a long-lasting positive impact on the planet! He enjoys preparing simple, quick…

Braised fennel salad

My new favourite salad! It finally made me like fennel. I halved the fennel, removed the bottom triangular part (I didn’t know I had to do that heh), sprinkled some salt and pepper, drizzled olive oil, a dollop of butter and some fresh rosemary twigs. These roasted at 300 deg C for about 30 minutes…

Spicy eggplant with tofu and bulghur

Hi its 2017, year of ssaucy’s joint PhD graduation woohoo! We’ll be updating the blog name to drsssaucy’s soon, watch out! 🙂 I was craving eggplant and decided to make spicy eggplant loosely following this recipe. This tasted so good… it actually reminded me to blog about it! I started off by lightly frying slices of 1/2…

Fall is Here!

I decided to make some squash soup in light of the watery squash broth my co-author and I had last night. So without further ado, I present Kabocha squash soup with roasted onion and red pepper, alongside oven-roasted Kabocha squash slices topped with cinnamon, with a side of oven-roasted Kabocha squash seeds lightly covered with…

And Then There was Duck

So I found some frozen duck breast in the freezer so decided to try and make some according to some dude on YouTube =P. I also try to present the dish in a more showy fashion in an attempt to step up my food display game a la my co-author. Voila! But wait… that’s all you…

Reverse Searing Steak!

Whoa! It’s been awhile! To make up for that, here’s some delicious steak that has been reverse seared! Reverse searing is a process by which you cook the steak slowly first under low heat, and then sear the outside to lock the juices in (even to create the cool hash marks!).  I decided to use…

Guava + rosemary + mint + gin cocktail

First, spearmint and rosemary plucked from the garden was muddled in fresh lime juice in a granite mortar and pestle. The greenish lime mix was strained into four cubes of ice with 2 ounces of Hendrick’s gin. It was topped off with 3/4 guava juice and 1/4 club soda. It is…. so delicious. Cheers to…

Big Breakfast / Lunch

To celebrate the amazing weather, I’ve opted for classic breakfast sausage and egg with a plate of veggies as a “side”. The “/lunch” is because I started making this before noon, but actually started to eat after noon =P. Enjoy!

Summertime Breakfast Sandwich

Behold the humble boiled egg sandwich. Its version 2.0 during the summertime mainly because I add fresh kale leaves and chives from my balcony garden. Butter, horseradish mustard and some seasoning finish it off for a crunchy fresh and energizing start to the day!

Chickpea + paneer tacos

Another cooking show I’ve been watching a lot lately is “Mexican Fiesta with Peter Kuruvita”.  Peter travels to different cities in Mexico and its really cool to see all the different ways in which Mexicans incorporate local ingredients such as cactus, different kinds of fresh and smoked or dried chillies, chocolate, mole, fresh salsas, pineapple…

Grilled pears with yogurt, honey, blackberries and walnuts

For dessert, I grilled pears in the oven at 375C for ~35-40 min. Grilling pears intensifies their sweetness and makes them so warm and delicious! Plating took <5 minutes. I coated the pears with thick, sweet and tart yogurt. I drizzled on some honey and sprinkled on blackberries, chopped walnuts and cranberries. The garnish is…