Middle Eastern Roast Chicken with Pearl Couscous Salad

Cupcakes & Curries

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It’s almost the end of Ramadan as Muslims around the world will celebrate the end to their month-long fast and abstinence from food, water and negativity with Eid al-Fitr/ Hari Raya Puasa on the 17th July. I’ve always been in awe of my muslim friends’ strength and endurance for being able to endure abstinence with such grace.

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This hearty meal of easy roast chicken and couscous salad would be wonderful for iftar as it is simple to prepare, very delicious and can be doubled or tripled in volume to feed a large family breaking fast at sunset.

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It is also a good dinner party dish as the overnight marination does wonders for its flavour and within an hour, you have a feast with minimal preparations.

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I get my sumac, pomegranate molasses, harissa and other middle eastern supplies from Zac’s Butchery and Deli , Jones the Grocer outlets or Mustaffa in Singapore…

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A Dolla Makes Me Holla Honey Boo Boo Child

That’s So Jacob

There’s a magical, wonderful place that exists in almost every town that is capable of making dreams come true. It’s not Target, or Starbucks…it’s…


I was just hanging around this afternoon, and I realized that I needed something. I can’t remember what it was, but I had this crazy idea that maybe, just maybe, the dollar store might have it for a decent price. (…)

So, I went to the Dollar Tree over in Middleton, and I must not have been in a dollar store for a long time, because I completely forgot…they have everything there. And it’s all just a dollar. Or less! They have 89-cent candy bars, the regular sized ones and not the gas station/Walgreens/airport steroid-jumbo sizes! And before you say anything, yeah, I know that a ton of the stuff in the dollar store is crap, but if you bought it, well…

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Frittataliciously Good Frittata


Cook a good breakfast for yourself, and you’re all set for the day.  Cook breakfast for someone, get major pogi points.

The Refrigerator
  • 5 medium eggs
  • 1 small potato or several marbled potatoes
  • 50 grams of cheddar cheese
  • Cheese spread
  • 1 spoonful of corned beef, bacon, or pastrami
  • 4 olives or 1 small tomato
  • salt and pepper

02 ingredients

The Board

In a large bowl, whisk 5 eggs until they double in volume. Make sure you use your muscles to incorporate a lot of air into them.  To get an even workout for your shoulders and biceps, switch hands after 20 to 30 seconds of whisking.

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Using a coarse grater, grate the potatoes and the cheese

04 potato Don’t bother peeling the potatoes – the skin adds that extra bit of flavor. Just make sure you wash them well.

To get a little acidity into it, mince the olives. The olives will cut the richness of the…

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Ground Turkey Stuffed Zucchini 


Being that I am single I have had a lot of time to focus on things that I love as well as try new ones. One of my favorite things to do is cook. I used to want to be a chef and when I was in 6th grade. My mom bought me all kinds of cooking utensils so I could practice. Now I don’t see it as much of a career but as a hobby.

I like to experiment with new recipes and stay healthy. So while I was on my go-to recipe site Pinterest, I came across a tastey zucchini dish! I tweaked it a little and made it my own. I hope you like it!


•4 medium zucchini

•1 pound ground turkey (90% lean)

•1/2 cup chopped onion (store bought)

•1/2 cup chopped green, red, yellow bell pepper (store bought)

•3/4 cup spaghetti sauce


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Cherry Coffee Cake

A New Neapolitan

Unlike most coffee cakes that come with a side of insulin, this coffee cake is sweet enough to be called cake and healthy enough to be considered a breakfast treat.  Of course this isn’t as healthy as a bowl of oatmeal (in my case, it might actually be though…), but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a slice of cake with your morning coffee!


After a lot of failed attempts, I am happy to say that this cake was worth the time (and ingredients) spent.  I decided to use half whole wheat flour for added fiber, but not too much to make the cake dry and dense.  I also decided to cut out all of the butter and the crumb topping that is usually found on top of coffee cakes and replaced them with healthier alternatives; a mix of coconut oil and greek yogurt for the fat, and fresh fruit…

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Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

One Page At A Time


There have been many times when I wanted to bake but I didn’t know what I wanted to bake. Whenever this happens, I always decide to make chocolate chip cookies. However, I have yet to find, and save, a good recipe. If the cookies didn’t become hard and crunchy shortly after cooling, I would lose the recipe. It seemed like I couldn’t keep a good chocolate chip cookie recipe. All of this changed when I found this one. Before I made these cookies, I expected the same outcome. I don’t think I was ever this happy to be wrong. They were yummy AND soft!

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