I love trying out new recipes and today I felt like roasting some nuts. Being a big fan of cinnamon I decide to try roasting them with almonds and honey. I didn't know it was that easy to coat nuts with honey until today! Never again will I buy flavored nuts from the store. Looks like I will be experimenting with roasting nuts in the near future. I'm thinking maybe something savoury like rosemary roasted macadamias? Yummy!
Anyway, here's the recipe for today very simple and quick cinnamon and honey roasted almonds.
1) Heat quarter cup of honey in a bowl in the oven for about one minute or until honey is watery.
2) Add 1.5cups of almonds with 3/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Toss well.
3) Pre-heat oven at 180C.
4) Coat baking tray with some olive oil and evenly spread nuts on the tray.
5) Roast for about 8 minutes and toss the nuts with a spoon and continue to roast for another 7 minutes.
6) When almonds turn golden, transfer and evenly spread on something flat that is lined with baking paper.
7) Let it cool. When completely cool, break the nuts and toss in a bowl along with a pinch of salt.
posted on: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 4:49 AM
Introducing the most authentic Malaysian restaurant in down under- mamak @ chatswood!
Well actually the roti canal is authentic, that I can say but not so for the Nasi lemak that is kinda lacking something. Can't put my finger on what exactly tho, anyway, I had the roti canai with vegetarian curry. The next time, I'm not going to order any extra curry as it wasn't really tasty. Just ask for the dhal and that shld be more than enough and satisfying.
Sweet Potato Leaves
Baku leaves wtih vege belacan
Kam heong mushrooms
We all like good food but sometimes to get good food it is a real hassle to find parking, especially during lunch time but fret no more as this restaurant is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the main SS2 business area. Of the few times that I have visited this place parking was never a problem as I can always find many parking lots vacant right in front or maybe just a little away from the restaurant.
There is a variety of food from Chinese, Thai, Malaysian and Western.
posted on: Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 2:12 AM
3 bowls cooked basmati rice
1/2 cup cut snow peas
1/2 cup cut long beans
2 stems of King Oyster Mushrooms
1 brown onion, roughly chopped
2 eggs (optional)
Few sprigs of fresh Rosemary
3 tablespoons of Vegetarian BBQ Sauce
Few tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
1) Heat oil in wok
2) Caramelise the onions, add in snow peas and long beans and stir fry for a few minutes.
3) Add king oyster mushrooms and basmati rice.
4) When mushrooms are cooked, push everything to one side and add eggs to the empty space in the wok. Lightly scramble the eggs for one minute and then mix with the rest of the ingredients, adding the vegetarian BBQ sauce bit by bit.
5) Add rosemary and cover and leave wok for one minute.
6) Remove rosemary, grind some black pepper and serve immediately.
Below is the vegetarian BBQ sauce that I love. It's great for stir fries and can also be used to make stock for hotpots etc.
Labels: Asian, Fried Rice
posted on: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 @ 7:12 AM
Don't think of Big Mac, heck, don't think about meat when you visit this new McDs outlet. To be opened near the Golden Temple, a pilgrimage site sacred to Sikhs living in Amritsar, this McDs outlet would be a paradise for vegetarians.
Here's a fact I didn't know, menus for Indian McDs are 50% vegetarian, and currently, at 50c (28rupees), McAloo Tikki burger contains a spicy, fried potato-based patty, is the top seller in India.
I'm not asking for a lot, but can we at least
have McAloo Tikki in the global McDs outlets?
posted on: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 @ 2:53 AM