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Sushi
Just trying to make dinners more fun with the housemates. We used shrimp, egg, cucumber, avocado, carrots and fried tofu to fill the sushi. 

Sushi

Just trying to make dinners more fun with the housemates. We used shrimp, egg, cucumber, avocado, carrots and fried tofu to fill the sushi. 

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Orange Carrot Walnut Muffins
Just followed this recipe and they turned out good (I kind of over beat them but that was my fault :P) Also, I add oats on top to make it look nice. 
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/19438/orange+carrot+and+walnut+muffins

Orange Carrot Walnut Muffins

Just followed this recipe and they turned out good (I kind of over beat them but that was my fault :P) Also, I add oats on top to make it look nice. 

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/19438/orange+carrot+and+walnut+muffins

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Mini Cheesecakes

This is super easy and super classy. 

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 1/2 cup of crushed graham crackers
  • 1/3 melted butter
  • 1/3 sugar

Mix and press the graham cracker mix into the bottom of a muffin pan lined in cupcake paper cups. Bake for 8-10 minutes @350 degrees. 

Cheesecakes

  • 2 pkg. (250 g each) Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • eggs
  • 3 oz. Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate

HEAT oven to 350°F.

BEAT cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed after each just until blended.

BAKE 20 min. or until centres are almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours.

MELT chocolate as directed on package; drizzle over cheesecakes. Top with Cool Whip.

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Cream Puffs
This actually turned out much better than I anticipated! I just followed the recipe from Cooking with a Dog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYHGO4rvelo. Try it out for yourself!

Cream Puffs

This actually turned out much better than I anticipated! I just followed the recipe from Cooking with a Dog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYHGO4rvelo. Try it out for yourself!

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Vietnamese Curry
So this is actually a modified version of it, since I was trying to be a bit more healthy. I used chicken breast instead of a whole chicken, marinated in some garlic, sugar, curry powder and salt, and fried it up with a bit or oil. Then I added half of a can of coconut milk and half of a can of Singapore Curry Gravy to make the sauce. I add a bit of water to dilute and make the sauce more “healthy”. Normally when I make it, I would just use the 2 cans of coconut milk and curry. Then once boiling, just add the sweet potato and carrots. 

Vietnamese Curry

So this is actually a modified version of it, since I was trying to be a bit more healthy. I used chicken breast instead of a whole chicken, marinated in some garlic, sugar, curry powder and salt, and fried it up with a bit or oil. Then I added half of a can of coconut milk and half of a can of Singapore Curry Gravy to make the sauce. I add a bit of water to dilute and make the sauce more “healthy”. Normally when I make it, I would just use the 2 cans of coconut milk and curry. Then once boiling, just add the sweet potato and carrots. 

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Chocolate Strawberry Oreo Cake

Last day in Residence as a first time don, so the whole team decided to get together and I made them a cake. So much fun! Basically your standard chocolate cake, with Oreos, strawberry and chocolate home made whip cream in the centre. (I might add the recipe later :P) 

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Beef Chow Mein and Vietnamese Spring Rolls

This is from an asian themed dinner party with some of my former floormates from first year university. This is honestly one of the easiest and tastiest dishes you can make (I’m referring to the Chow Mein) 

Chow Mein 

Ingredients:

  • Beef (I used stew cubed)
  • Garlic
  • Bok Choy 
  • Mushroom (You can use whatever vegetables you like)
  • Egg Noodles (Not precooked) 
  • Chicken Broth
  • Oyster Sauce
  • Corn Starch 
  • Sugar 
  • Salt

Basically you cook the beef, marinated in a bit of oyster sauce, sugar, salt, and ground up garlic, first. Cook it in a pot with some oil until it’s no longer red on the outside. Then pour in about 2 cups of chicken broth (more or less depending on how much sauce you want). Let that come to a boil. While you wait for it to boil, add the oyster sauce into the pot until you get the desired taste. Then add in the cut vegetables. Then take some corn starch and mix in a bowl with a bit of water. Add enough so that the sauce thickens a bit (this is to your preference, you can make it as thick as you like). Then the sauce is done, and you can set it aside. 

For the noodles, heat up some oil so that it is super hot (be careful with this step!). Once the oil is heated, you can just put the noodles in and they should puff up immediately. This step should only take about 2-3 minutes. 

Once done, pour the sauce onto the noodles and there you have it. =) 

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Halloween Cupcakes
These are a lot of fun to make and great for a smashing costume party. 
To stick to the traditional Halloween colours, I made chocolate and orange cupcakes iced with either chocolate or orange icing. 

Halloween Cupcakes

These are a lot of fun to make and great for a smashing costume party. 

To stick to the traditional Halloween colours, I made chocolate and orange cupcakes iced with either chocolate or orange icing. 

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This was a birthday cake that I baked for my housemate, Diana. Sad to say I had no time to make the base of the cake from scratch, so I used a box cake… I feel so guilty. However the decorations and whip cream are all homemade.

The whip cream icing is super easy to make. Simply buy whip cream from the carton, and add about 1-2 tablespoons of sugar until sweet enough. You also have the choice of buying a whip cream stiffener, which you can buy at any grocery store, found in small individual packages. Or you can just chill the whip cream before whipping it up, which should make it stiff enough to work with. Use a knife dipped in warm water to make the surface smooth when decorating and Voila, you have a beautifully decorated cake.

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Su Xào (Stir Fried Chayote with Shrimp)
This is a dish my mom used to make me when I was kid. Really simple to make. Just peel and cut the chayote (you can find this at most Asian supermarkets and even some western ones) into long stripes. Peel and clean the shrimp and season with sesame oil, salt, sugar and black pepper. Put the shrimp in the pan first and cook for a minute or two. Then add the chayote pieces and cook for another 10 minutes. Taste delicious with just a bit of jasmine rice. =)  

Su Xào (Stir Fried Chayote with Shrimp)

This is a dish my mom used to make me when I was kid. Really simple to make. Just peel and cut the chayote (you can find this at most Asian supermarkets and even some western ones) into long stripes. Peel and clean the shrimp and season with sesame oil, salt, sugar and black pepper. Put the shrimp in the pan first and cook for a minute or two. Then add the chayote pieces and cook for another 10 minutes. Taste delicious with just a bit of jasmine rice. =)