Strawberry rhubarb jam + sterilise jars

Making jam is one of my favourite cooking process. The process is quite easy and you can customise the fruit combination to your liking. One of the best parts is that you know the ingredients that you put in there. Homemade jam does not contain any stabilisers, preservatives or all those fancy chemical names. It stays well for a month, and if you sterilise the jam jar, the jam can keep for one year unopened.

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Sakura panna cotta

Sakura (cherry blossoms) emit lots of lovely spring vibes and are so pretty to look at. They can be added to desserts as they taste good and really increase the aesthetic. This recipe gives a twist on the traditional Italian panna cotta recipe in that we add a layer of sakura jelly. It is delicious and extremely easy to make! The recipe makes four Sakura panna cotta.

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Chia pudding

Chia pudding is a great breakfast to kick start your day. Chia seeds contains a high amount of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein and other goodies. You can simply sprinkle them on your oatmeal, smoothie, salad or make a chia pudding. Chia pudding is extremely easy to prepare. The taste of the pudding is versatile depending on the liquid you soak the seeds in. My favorites are with coconut water, soy milk, milk, almond milk, oh! I soaked them in bubble tea once, it was delicious.

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Scallion oil noodles 

Scallion oil noodles is my childhood favorite. The fragrant of freshly chopped scallions lightly fried in oil; the color of the scallions transformed from green to golden brown (back then this would be the edible gold foil); the process of mixing the oil with the noodles; and the smooth taste of noodles seasoned with soy sauce. Everything is just right, at the right place, at the right time. Reminds me so much of Shanghai.

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Spicy ahi avocado poke bowl

Poke bowl originates from Hawaii and has generated great internet sensations. It is similar to raw fish salad or inside out sushi bowl. Ahi is yellow fin tuna in Hawaiian. Ahi is commonly found in Hawaii thus traditional poke bowl often involves marinated tuna. Nowadays, spin offs including the substitution of tuna with salmon or tofu. I added avocado and brown rice to complete the poke bowl. I also drizzle the bowl with  homemade spicy mayo to spice up the taste.

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Rice pudding with pear

Rice pudding is another rice heaven. It is a nice warm bowl of coziness for autumn and winter. The pudding naturally tastes sweet because of the milk, rice and banana. With the addition of pear, the dish has sweet bursts of refreshing flavor. The softness and coldness of pear makes a good contrast with the rice pudding. Plus, cinnamon and chocolate never go wrong. By now, this feels like a dessert. It sure tastes like one. The method of making rice pudding is similar to that of oatmeal.

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