Pork Ribs and White Radish Soup

Melbourne’s more than chilly weather off late makes me crave for soup. Hot, heart-warming nourishing soup! I think I’m the hibernating kind when temperatures plummet to brrrrrrrfreezing cold (for me at least); my appetite is unusually suppressed during the winter season. It’s the perfect time for soups, stews, roasts, carbs, lots of […]

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Ginger Lamb and Carrot Stew - Mama's style

Mom used to cook and bake heaps but between manning the fort we call home, bringing up 5 kids and chauffeuring us to school, after school activities, tuition classes and what not, meant her food (especially lunches) gradually became one-pot/one-wok meals that met our protein and other nutrient requirements. It is not uncommon […]

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Carrot and Coriander Soup

There are at least one or two more raspberry postings to come but let’s take a break from all that red and have some lovely orange now shall we? For dinner, I made a lovely carrot and coriander soup from a recipe I plucked out of Slow Recipes 500 but I enriched […]

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Robust Ox Tail Soup

 Robust & warming ox tail soup – gelatinous & tender meat in a very tasty punchy broth

If you’ve followed my previous posts since I’ve started this blog in January, you’ll often find references to my mom when reminiscing on the things I grew up eating or the things she made for us […]

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Lotus Root Soup for the Soul

I woke up this morning with an uncomfortable sorethroat and I could not let it progress to a cold or flu as I’m heading to the Gold Coast this weekend so getting sick is definitely a no-no. I then decided that lotus root soup was to be on the dinner menu […]

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Ginger & Sherry Chicken with Wolfberries

The wintry chill inspired me to cook this very warming dish; ginger and wine chicken with wolfberries/goji berries. Traditionally, this is made with old ginger, rice wine and wood fungus AND especially made for new mothers during the confinement period. In the chinese custom, the ‘confinement’ period refers to a month long restorative […]

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Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Soup

I bought a Kent pumpkin a week and a half ago and decided to make soup out of (or rather in) it, using the whole outer shell as a bowl.  But before Mr. Pumpkin was sacrificially turned into soup, it was with child-like amusement that I gathered my little vegetable figurines for a […]

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