Korean Pickled Radish


Recently I picked up some pretty cheap white radish or daikon (korean white radish) which prompted me to make and share this recipe with all of you.

Pickles is not something I ate growing up, apart from the pickles that came in a MacDonald’s cheeseburger. And even then, I’d pick them out and toss them to my sister or Mama Choy to clear up. 😛

I simply was not a fan of pickles.

UNTIL!… University. I don’t remember the exact point or restaurant I discovered this, but I am sure it was with some friends (M&N) eating KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) that I discovered that pickles can actually be yummy ^_^

I discovered how to make these types of pickles which I refer to as “cheat’s method for pickles” from my neighbor

She shared with me the secret O_o of pickling root vegetables, that I could eat without my nose screwing up, WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE!!

I like to have it along side BBQ meats, with dumplings, with noodles, as a snack on its own, or my favorite is to have it after a heavy meal and it makes me feel so much better!

Let me show you how easy it is to eat it, and it goes with almost ANYTHING 😛

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Lemon Pound Cake

Lemon pound cake

Growing up, one of my favorite cakes was bought from Asian bread stores. It is a square slice of chocolate vanilla marble pound cake.

This cake is not only memorable by its buttery large moist cake crumb, but its packaging. 😀

I was and still am, so fascinated at how tightly wrapped this cake was O_o

Also the fact that if I couldn’t finish the whole slice in one sitting, I could portion it out to last me all day. When I’d had enough I could use the glad wrap to re-wrap the cake, so that it stayed fresh for the next snack session 😛

I still love this vanilla pound cake today and occasionally buy it, but I wanted more of a fresh and zing to this traditional cake.

Lemon pound cake loaf

Hence, the birth of LEMON pound cake into my life 😀

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Mushroom Puff Pastry Tarts

Mushroom puff pastry tart

I am a lover of savoury puff pastry 😀

I remember in primary school, coming home Mama Choy would have made my siblings and I yummy afternoon tea. (My siblings and I was a very spoilt kids, but I’m so grateful Mama Choy was a stay at home mum ^_^)

One of my favorites was sheets of puff pastry cut into strips and wrapped around sausages, then baked till golden brown.

Oh! The warm smells of freshly baked buttery puff pastry, when walking through the doors of our home. I could never stop at just one 😛 , the light crispy texture that my mouth and taste buds could feel as I took bite after bite of my afternoon tea. Very tantalizing!

I forgot about this special feeling towards puff pastry I had, until my fellow baking neighbor and I hosted a Easter tea party. Under her careful instructions we created zucchini puff pastry tarts.

Zucchini tart

I went home wanting to experiment with my own flavors. This recipe can be applied to many different vegetables. YUM! 😀

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Coconut Oil Granola

coconut oil granola yogurt

It has been an atomic bomb of a week at work. I’m just glad to be home at the end of the week and share with all of you a recipe which is comfort healthy breakfast/morning tea food :D. Okay you can eat it anytime of the day!

I decided to make this coconut oil granola to thank a colleague.

granola mix

On Monday morning 7.15am in our tiny drug room at work, this workmate chose to take 10 minutes out of her busy day to listen to my fears, worries and stresses of our job, to empathize with me and my struggles. (She even let me tear a bit)

She really encouraged me to hang on at the end of the mini teary session with “Let’s just get you through today.” and really, that was all that I needed to get me through the shift and leave my work brain at work.

Sometimes our line of work really pushes you to your limits not just emotionally, but mentally as well.

coconut granola

There really are days when you think you won’t make it mentally or emotionally, but I am truly blessed to be able to work with a bunch of women (and man 😛 ) who can empathize and work together to lift each other up and support one another.

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