Category Archives: Recipes

Stuff to cook.

Ode to Gastroenteritis (Code Name: Project Yoghurt)

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Ode to Gastroenteritis (Code Name: Project Yoghurt)

Gastroenteritis… GASTROENTERITIS! Oh, how I have missed using such professional-sounding terms!

gastroenteritis
gastro- meaning stomach; entero- meaning small intestine; -itis meaning inflamed; meaning stomach + small intestine + inflammed = diarrhoea and/or vomiting

It can be caused by an assortment of reasons, but that’s really not the right kind of conversation to start before a cooking class.

Yoghurt, besides being an unbelievably yummy and versatile ingredient in the kitchen, is also incredibly healthy.
Besides packing a punch in the vitamin & mineral department (think calcium, potassium, and an assortment of B-vitamins),
there are studies (somewhat) proving that regular consumption can help reduce blood pressure, as well as reduce the overall duration of an affliction of acute gastroenteritis — ta-dah!

Having said that, most of us are satisfied with the tubs of factory-made yoghurt that we can grab off the supermarket shelves
— but it doesn’t have to be that way.

You’ll be surprised at how (super duper) easy it is to make your own yoghurt at home.
Without needing one of those fancy-schmancy kits.

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Babi and/or Ayam Buah Keluak

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Babi and/or Ayam Buah Keluak

Last week, my Babi and/or Ayam Buah Keluak recipe was interrupted abruptly by my tea break.
That and the fact that I roughly have the attention span of a goldfish.

Anyway, where were we…

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Poor (Baba) Man’s Porridge

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Poor (Baba) Man’s Porridge

I am still, most unfortunately, having hyperactive gastrointestinal movements.
The Baba is faring better. He thanks you for asking.

That hasn’t cramped The NyonyaCelup’s style, though.
I managed to treat the Baba & I to a (ridiculously) simple porridge – which (importantly) my stomach (and intestines!) happen to agree with as well.

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Super Easy Peasy Vanilla Ice Cream

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Super Easy Peasy Vanilla Ice Cream

A decade or so of fertility, and the pain it brings, teaches you that there’s nothing a lil’ ice cream sundae can’t ameliorate.

After baking a huge a$$ pavlova last week, I was stuck with 6 egg yolks, which were put to good use in a (super easy peasy — and I will use this word many times) home made vanilla ice cream.

Now, meringues are a very good excuse for making ice cream, or vice versa, depending on which was your original intention.

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Bihun ala Melayu (Non-halal)

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Bihun ala Melayu (Non-halal)

I’ve always been a fan of Malay-style spicy bihun. Something in me always goes giddy with excitement when I see it on the menu of our morning meetings – I usually end up having three plates, or more, of that stuff. (Yes, the Ministry of Health’s efforts to promote a healthy eating lifestyle among its employees are all but lost on me.)

So, when I ransacked my freezer today, only to find meats of all sorts dating from Chinese New Year, making the NyonyaCelup’s interpretation of this dish seemed like a no-brainer. (It is non-halal, obviously, because the NyonyaCelup and the Baba cannot live without pork…)

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