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Vegetarian spring rolls

Vegetarian spring rolls are my family and friends favorite, crispy and serve with  lighly spicy homemade peanut sauce.

Ingredients : - spring roll pastry/ skin 25 sheet spring rolls skin - half of  medium size cabbage and 1 large carrot shredded ( see a picture bellow ) - 8 oz rice noodle or bean thread noodles (soak in the warm water for about 7 minutes or  until soft) - half of onion ( chopped ) - 3 clove of garlic chopped - 2 Tbsp soy sauce - 1 cube vegetable bouillon - salt and pepper to taste - 1 egg for glue - vegetable oil for fry

Cucumber salad/indonesian acar timun

Cucumber is one of my favorite vegetable,especially for a salad, I like to use seedless cucumber better too,because is better for a salad.

This salad is very simple and easy to make,normally in my country they served as a side dishes for a satay such a chicken satay,beef or lamb satay with Indonesians traditional peanut sauce.

1 seedless cucumber
2 carrot
1 big size shallot
for the sauce :
1 lemon juice  or ( 1 tbs white vinegar )
1 tbs sesame oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
add sliced chili ( optional )
preparations :
cut cucumber and carrot  /you can cut cube or julienne,and sliced shallot really thin and mix it in the salad bowl
mix lemon juice/white  vinegar,sesame oil,salt and sugar,whisk it and pour into salad bowl and stir very well.

Salmon cake


sweet potato chocolate pudding

Sweet potato blended with cocoa, nutella and cream, a dessert pudding experiment it's turn out really well, so I ve been make this dessert so many time, I did try with regular potato but sweet potato/yam is better for this pudding recipe.

Ingredients :
- 4 medium  sweet potatoes/ peel and cut in cube - 1 egg - 2 Tbsp sugar - 1 Tbsp cocoa - 2 Tbs hazelnut spread/nutella - 1/4 cup milk - 1/4 cup heavy cream
PREPARATION Boil  sweet potatoes until soft,transfer to food processor/blender with milk, put back on the boil pan add remaining ingredients : sugar,cocoa, hazelnut spread/nutella and egg, stir really fast with spatula ( make sure egg mix really well )   add heavy cream, stirring about few minutes until about boiling,then transfer to individual small bowl ,put in the fridge for about 2 hours or until cold,  served with whipped cream on top.

Pandan coconut french toast

The cream mixture for the french toast are dairy free, made out coconut milk,egg and pandan paste, mix well together and I drizzle with store-bought  salted caramel or you can serve with regular pancake syrup as dairy free

Pandan french toast Ingredients : 4 sliced bread 1 egg 1/2 cup coconut milk 2 drop pandan paste store bought salted caramel sauce
preparation: Preheat flat pan on medium high  whisk egg,coconut milk and pandan paste really well cut a slice bread in half and dip a slice bread to the coconut egg mixture  grilled about 2 minutes each side and ready to served with  pancake syrup for diry free or salted caramel sauce and dusted with powder sugar if you like.

layer eggplant pizza

I have 4 pcs leftover Roll up for sandwich in the freezer,so I will use for a pizza crust that why I call it  "layer eggplant  pizza"  Roll up is very thin,so i have to  double it to make a crust

Tofu scrambled

Tofu scrambled egg,is one of my type of food if I  have leftover egg whites after I made cookies or something,so I won't keep egg whites  too long in the fridge it's really easy  to prepare. use any type tofu you silken or firm tofu. so i still can taste a tofu crumbled.

Green beans coconut

In Indonesia my mother use to make this dish with  "cassava leaf" but i didn't find here in the state where i lived ,,so i substitute with" Greenbeans" the secret ingredients are two spices name " galangal and greater galangal" is very popular  in south east Asian ,made this food very special taste just  like at home :)

asparagus spring roll

This easy and simple appetizer need only three ingredients without any spice, you only need asparagus,spring roll skin and vegetable oil for fry,can be served with  any dipping sauces you like or any sauce  you have on hand.

Ingredients :
- 1 package Springroll skin ( like in the picture above )
- 1 egg (for glue)
- bunch of Asparagus
vegetable oil for fry

just line 2 or 3 trimed asparagus on a springroll skin and roll it diagonal
and glue with egg and fold them both side to the back ( like to make a springroll )

Heat vegetable oil in skillet on medium high and fry about a minutes each side or until golden brown and crispy

Tofu/Tahu salad

If you are a fan of tofu, I had a tip how to cook crunchy but soft in the inside, tofu need to be in the freezer before you cook, thawed, after soft squiz it little bit to take the water out of it, slice it then deep fried until golden brown, can be use for this salad recipe.
Otherwise if don't like deep fry, fry tofu with a little bit vegetable oil until both side lightly or golden brown.


- 1 extra firm tofu / - 1 Tbsp vegetable oil ( cut tofu in cube/slice and fry both side until golden brown )
- Mixed green salad  or romaine lettuce,cucumber,tomatoes,and sliced red onion

peanut dressing sauce 
2 Tbsp lemon juice 1 Tbsp sesame oil 1 Tbs psoy sauce 1 teaspoon fish sauce 1 teaspoon honey or sweet soy sauce 1 teaspoon any hot sauce as optional  1/2 cup grounded unsalted peanut
( whisk all  the sauce ingredients until combine and pour into a salad )

Sauteed Chicken sausage

I never have sausage and  i just want to try,i don't eat pork so i try  with chicken sausage,,,i found one  type of chicken sausage " sweet italian style chicken sausage"

Stir fry Tempe/tempeh curry

From the sunny island of Indonesia, Tempe are one of most popular food in Indonesia.
Tempe is easy to cook,can be sauteed,grated,stewed or baked for variety of main courses from sandwiches to stir fries.

Stir fry Tempe curry
Ingredients; estimates
1 8 oz Tempe
3 cup cut fresh green bean
1 cup sliced onion
2 tbs vegetable oil

curry sauce ingredients:
1 1/2 cup coconut milk
2 clove of shallot
2 clove of garlic
( shallot and garlic grounded is best ) or chopped really fine
1/2 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt + pepper ( taste it )
pinch of turmeric
pinch of sugar
1 stalk  lemon grass just cut an inch
( mixed all curry sauce ingredients ) or just drop to the fry pan ( that what i do )
Heat vegetable oil on medium high
stir fry Tempe and sliced onion about few minutes
until onion and Tempe look brown
add curry sauce,,,and add Green bean for last
let them cooked until green bean soft
serve with steamed jasmine  rice is best :)
* jasmine rice can be cook on rice cooker …

corn and cheese fritter

I called it corn frita-cheese A.K.A corn and cheese fritter, fresh sweet corn on the cab mix with flour egg ,herbs and additional white cheddar cheese as a fusion to this Asian dish. Can be serve as side dish or appetizer.

Ingredients :

- 4 fresh sweet corn on the cob
- 5 Tbspall purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp rice flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup  shredded cheddar cheese
- hand full chopped green onion or basil
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- pinch of black pepper
- 1/2 tsp curry powder
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Directions ;
Cut corn kernel on the cab, transfer into a bowl mix with  the rest ingredients ( flour,rice flour,eggs,herbs,cheese and seasoning ) mix really well until combine.
Heat vegetable oil in the skillet, drop about 2 tablespoon corn mixture batter into hot oil and fry about 2 minutes each side or until golden brown, serve immediately is best.

Mango cheesecake

This mango cheesecake recipe is more simple than the one I made before, I slightly change the method, I diced the mango instead of puree and I bake the crust at the same time with mango cheesecake mixture and bake in regular baking pan instead of spring foam pan.
It turn out the way that I wanted to taste the mango all over the cheesecake.

On the crust I use marshmallow cream with butter cook in microwave until melted for less than a minute and mix them into crackers crumb.

Ingredients  : Crust: 2 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup marshmallow cream 6 tbsp  unsalted butter/melted
Filling : 1 large ripe mango,peeled cut and dice 1 pkg / 8 ounce Philadelphia  cream cheese, room temperature 1 cup ricotta cheese 1/2 cup sugar 1 eggs
1 tbsp cornstarch 1 teaspoon mango powder
Preparation : for crust Preheat oven to 325 F and lightly butter 9 inch baking pan or use baking spray 

In a medium bowl stir graham crackers crumbs 
in a small bowl melt butter and marshmallow cream, cook  in microwave until melted les…

grilled pineapple ginger chicken N grilled cabbage


sliced bread created :) Mini grill pan toast/ roti bakar kotak


Couscous Arugula salad

Ingredients :
2 cup of cooked couscous
50 gram baby arugula/half bag
1 cup diced cucumber
1/2 cup diced  red onion
1/2 cup feta crumbled
( mix all salad ingredient on  salad bowl )

for salad dressing :
2 tbs lemon juice
1 tsp lemon grate
1 tbs olive oil
2 clove garlic
2 tbs chopped sundried tomato
1 tsp mediterranian blend spice
1 tsp honey
salt and black pepper to taste
( wisk  all dressing ingredient above )
pour in to salad and mixing !!

Shrimp fried rice

Iwas raisedina familywho atericeevery day, so there's always leftoverriceinourkitchen, wealwaysuseleftoverricetomake fried rice, witha simpleseasoningandservewithfriedegg, do not besurprised ifvisitingIndonesiatosee fried rice served for breakfast :)

Ingredients : - 4 cups cooked rice - 1 lb small size shrimp - 2 Tbsp vegetable oil - 1 egg - 2 shallots - 2 clove garlic - 1 cayenne pepper - 1 Tbsp soy sauce - 2 Tbsp sweet soy sauce - 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Directions: Chop shallot,garlic and cayenne pepper,set aside heat vegetable oil in fry pan/wok on medium high temperature cook chopped garlic,shallot and pepper until fragrant Add shrimp cook until pink,add egg and scramble it,add cooked rice soy and sweet soy sauce,stir  and cook thoroughly,until combine.
serve with fried egg.

Pan seared scallop salad


Mango kiwi juice


cook and Fun

Bridget,,, thank you for homemade key lime  cheesecake,,,it was yum-yum :)

and now after the beach day,,,,here's dinner for us,,,,