Chicken Zucchini Spaghetti

Here’s a healthier spaghetti recipe that my family and I love; for those who cannot live without pasta (me) but also want something a bit… well, healthier. Better for you. Less heavy.

While my authentic spaghetti bolognese is a favourite, it can be a bit heavy and not too healthy. This one uses lighter minced chicken, is full of yummy vegetable of zucchini and made with fresh tomatoes. And that’s about it!

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Teriyaki Chicken (Gluten and Soy free)

This teriyaki chicken recipe may not be completely authentic, but it sure is delicious and does it’s job — especially if you’re craving some teriyaki chicken, but a healthier version.

Made with pantry ready ingredients, my family (especially my son) absolutely adores teriyaki chicken when we’re at Japanese restaurants, so I thought I’d try my best to make a healthier version; in particular a gluten and soy free version.

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Spicy Mackerel Fillets

These spicy mackerel fillets are sure to delight everyone in the home — everyone who loves a bif of spice that is! (OK, a lot of spice.)

Topped with a sauce of ginger garlic paste (so yummy) and chilli, it’s such a delicious, spicy treat of protein. It’s an South Indian style fish, and if it’s a bit too spicy for you, you can half the turmeric and red chili powder amount.

And oh — this was made in an air fryer. My husband has been telling me to get one for ages, but I’ve resisted, and, well… now there’s an air fryer recipe on the blog. I’m still not convinced but time will tell… it is incredibly easy to use.

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Garlic Tuna Pasta

This garlic tuna pasta recipe is something that came completely by chance, and it’s now one of my favourite pasta dishes!

It’s also somewhat nostalgic for me, as when my husband and I first got together (and I had no idea what to cook), he said one of his favourite quick, low budget meals is canned fish and rice. This garlic tuna pasta is a bit of an upgrade from that, but honestly, it really is canned fish and pasta.

Yet, the simplicity of it is so homey, so comforting, so sweet.

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Asian Fish Porridge

Here’s a recipe of something I had constantly, growing up.

This simple, easy fish porridge recipe is so simple and perhaps may be seen as “plain” to some, but it’s so delicious. It’s perfect for a lighter meal, when you’re feeling unwell, or maybe an in-between: maybe you didn’t have time for lunch and it’s 3pm and you’re hungry before dinner — or even breakfast!

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One Pot Comforting Chicken Stew

Warm. Cozy. Comforting. The main idea behind all my recipes and this whole blog and my whole lifestyle in general. And with chicken stew, you can’t get more comforting than that.

This one pot comforting chicken stew recipe is cozy, comforting and so nice on a cold day — whether it’s chilly due to the rain, or season. It’s gluten free, as always, and as it’s one pot, super easy to make — and not only easy, but a joy to make! I don’t know about you, but I love one pot recipes. It makes cooking such a joy to add and stir all the delicious ingredients and the comforting aroma that fills the home. Hmmm.

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My Top 10 Quick & Easy Dinner Recipes

Looking for quick and easy dinner recipes that are actually quick and easy? Same here.

When I was a newly wed and had just learnt how to cook, I would always type in “quick and easy dinner recipes” into Google every few days because I had no idea what to make every night. The thing is, I would see countless articles and I would have to choose between 30 of such articles and the recipe never were quick nor easy — especially for beginner home cooks!

If you can relate, then here is a list of actual quick and easy dinner recipes. Because if you’ve read my blog for awhile, you’d know that some of my recipes are so easy and simple that it’s practically cheating and not cooking at all.

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Bolognese Risotto

Bolognese risotto combines my two favourite things: spaghetti and rice. If you’re a bolognese spaghetti and rice lover like me, you’re sure to like this one!

This bolognese risotto is a simple recipe that is sure to be loved by the whole family, my family surely does, especially my little one. It’s based on the recipe by Marcella Hazan in her book, Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking. If you need more coaxing, my husband isn’t the biggest fan of risotto in general (which is a shame since I adore it) even loved this, so that’s really saying something!

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Spicy Thai Basil Chicken Rice

Thai food has always intimidated me. (Not in terms of eating it of course, I can eat Pad Thai by the bucketloads) but I somehow feel intimidated cooking it.

I see Thai cooking classes advertised more than any other cuisine in my area, and whether this is due to its popularity or its difficulty, I have no idea. But I would assume the copious amounts of Thai cooking classes available in my small city means that this is one cuisine that needs that professional guidance.

But then somewhat recently, my mother started making this amazing Thai basil chicken rice and I couldn’t believe it. She said it was actually super simple to make, and kindly gave me the recipe, which I am sharing it today.

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