Blackberry Banana Smoothie

Blackberry Banana Smoothie

Blackberry Banana Smoothie with Greek yogurt, a great start for the morning. It is thick, luscious, creamy, and satisfying.

Blue Hawaiian Mocktail

Blue Hawaiian Mocktail

This cool Blue Hawaiian Mocktail is a fun drink to prepare for any occasion. Only 3 ingredients and some crushed ice are needed.

ABC Juice (Apple Beet Carrot Juice)

ABC Juice (Apple Beet Carrot Juice)

You can make this healthy delicious ABC Juice (Apple Beet Carrot Juice) with a hint of tanginess from lemon juice using a blender. It takes only 10 minutes.

Coconut Chai Latte

Coconut Chai Latte

Warm, creamy Coconut Chai Latte infused with cinnamon, star anise, cloves, and cardamom. So delicious topped with frothy coconut milk. Includes video.

Papaya Banana Smoothie

Papaya Banana Smoothie

Healthy and delicious Papaya Banana Smoothie. It is a great starter for the morning as its mellow taste is soothing to the palate.

Matcha Latte

Matcha Latte

Frothy Matcha Latte, a delicious alternative to caffe latte. Matcha (green tea powder) combined with your choice of almond, soy, coconut or cow’s milk.

Apricot Pear Smoothie

Apricot Pear Smoothie

A delicious and wonderful pick-me-up in the morning or during snack time. This Apricot Pear Smoothie is fresh, fruity, and slightly tart.

Blackberry Peanut Butter Smoothie

Blackberry Peanut Butter Smoothie

Thick, creamy, and luscious Blackberry Peanut Butter Smoothie you can eat with a spoon. Totally satisfying for the peanut butter and jelly fan.

Avocado Cucumber Smoothie

Avocado Cucumber Smoothie

Nothing beats this refreshingly cool Avocado Cucumber Smoothie on a hot summer’s day. It is totally satisfying for breakfast yet light enough for a snack.

Cantaloupe Pineapple Smoothie

Cantaloupe Pineapple Smoothie

Seasonal cantaloupe and pineapple pair beautifully in this cool, juicy, and refreshing Cantaloupe Pineapple Smoothie. You have to give it a try!

Mango Ginger Smoothie

Mango Ginger Smoothie

A delightfully sweet smoothie with a combination of mangoes, ginger, and flax milk. It’s like a glass of tropical sunshine to brighten up your morning.

Orange Tomato Smoothie

Orange Tomato Smoothie

This is a slightly tart and zesty smoothie, perfect to kick start your morning. The Greek yogurt gives it a nice creamy taste and texture.

Apple, Green Pepper, and Flax Smoothie

Apple, Green Pepper, and Flax Smoothie

Soy, rice, and almond milk are popular dairy alternatives that have been around for some time. Coconut milk made its entrance like a blast from the past in recent years. The humble santan of my childhood which was used primarily for cooking and never as a beverage, now comes in modern clinical cartons. It is…

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Tea Eggs

Tea Eggs

One of the most evocative aromas associated with the Chinese convenience stores in Malaysian shopping malls is the scent of Tea Eggs being cooked in a rice cooker. Strangely enough this popular snack cannot be found as street food or local cafes. It is fully and truly the monopoly of these stores who also sell…

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Pineapple Banana Smoothie

Pineapple Banana Smoothie

Start your day with this delicious Pineapple Banana Smoothie. It’s a glass of tropical sunshine with a slight and refreshing tanginess.

Carrot, Pear, and Flax Smoothie

Carrot, Pear, and Flax Smoothie

Start your day right with this power smoothie. Not only does it taste great but you will also get a dose of Omega-3 fatty acids, lignans, fiber, and protein.

Kiwi Kale Smoothie

Kiwi Kale Smoothie

Drink in your fruits and vegetables with this healthy almond milk Kiwi Kale Smoothie. It has a lovely color and is refreshingly tangy.

Coconut Berry Smoothie

Coconut Berry Smoothie

A delicious smoothie using vanilla coconut milk as the base. It is chock full of strawberries and blueberries.

Ochazuke with Salted Egg

Ochazuke with Salted Egg and Campus Visits

Today I am going to share a very simple dish using the homemade salted eggs from my previous post. Ochazuke is rice in green tea normally accompanied by a variety of condiments, nori, and leftover side dishes seasoned with a little salt or soy sauce. Salted egg makes a wonderful accompaniment to ochazuke as it…

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Teh Halia (Ginger Tea)

Teh Halia (Ginger Tea) and a Winner!

This comforting Teh Halia (Ginger Tea) with condensed milk will surely warm you up on chilly days. The ginger flavor can be as light or strong as desired.

Leng Chee Kang (Sweet Lotus Drink)

Leng Chee Kang (Sweet Lotus Drink)

Leng Chee Kang is a dessert consisting of a variety of pre-cooked ingredients mixed in a syrup. Considered to have “cooling” properties, it may be served warm or cold with ice cubes. Hence, it’s popularity in Malaysia and Singapore where the climate is hot and humid throughout the year. While it is not exactly a…

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Barley and Candied Winter Melon Drink

Barley and Candied Winter Melon Drink

Finally the sultry days of summer are upon us, complete with high temperatures and humidity. The mercury is expected to climb to the nineties later this week. To combat the heat, this sweet barley and winter melon drink is the perfect antidote. Both barley and winter melon are considered to have a cooling influence by…

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Lavender Tea

Lavender Tea

This has been an extremely wet and cold spring. In years past, vegetable plots would be sprouting and flower beds a riot of colors by this time. Not so this year. Most people are still huddled indoors. Even the crocuses, daffodils, and tulips are out later than usual. While April showers bring May flowers, showers…

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Pomegranate Lime Sling

Pomegranate Lime Sling

It is always nice to receive things in the mail and recently a case of POM Wonderful arrived at my doorsteps. I have heard so much about this drink but have never tried it. POM Wonderful is a 100% pomegranate juice and is packaged in a unique double-bulb plastic bottle. While it is touted for…

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Kiwi Banana Smoothie

Kiwi Banana Smoothie

Enjoy a glass of this cool and refreshing Kiwi Banana Smoothie for breakfast or a mid morning snack. It is so tasty and satisfying.

Crystallized Ginger Soy Smoothie

Crystallized Ginger Soy Smoothie

Crystallized Ginger Soy Smoothie with pear, matcha, crystallized ginger, soy yogurt, and soy milk. It has a unique flavor that is quite refreshing.

Ocha-zuke (Rice in Green Tea)

Ochazuke (Rice in Green Tea)

Ochazuke or rice in green tea is a quick and simple Japanese meal of rice steeped in green tea topped with savory condiments.

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Vadai and Teh Tarik

Vadai is a favorite Indian snack. Mom used to make these and my brothers and I really enjoyed them. They are crispy and crunchy on the outside and soft and moist on the inside. They are especially delicious, straight out of the pan. When cooled, it is best eaten with curry. I made some sweet…

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