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Virgin Mojito Mocktail

This virgin mojito mocktail or nojito is a non-alcoholic version of the classic Cuban mojito. It’s the quintessential summer mocktail for the hot summer days, with it’s fresh, minty and citrusy flavour. Keep the ingredients handy in your fridge so you can sip on mocktails all summer long.  Read on ahead to find out how to make a virgin mojito mocktail and what to substitute if you don’t have one of the ingredients.  What ingredients are in a virgin mojito…

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Frozen Mint Lemonade | Mint Lemon Slush

Made with fresh mint leaves and lemon juice, frozen mint lemonade is a super refreshing summer drink. It’s like a mint lemon slushie mocktail. It’s been two years since I moved to Australia, and I have yet to get used to how seasons are the opposite way round here. The days are super short. The sun sets at 5 pm, making me feel the day is half gone by the time I get up in the morning. Though I can…

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

Delicious sweet and sour chicken that tastes just like your favourite Chinese restaurant. Crispy chicken, vegetables and pineapple chunks coated in a tangy and sweet sticky sauce. Sweet and sour chicken is a classic menu item found at Chinese restaurants across the world. Chinese food was one of my favourites growing up, but I had never ordered sweet and sour chicken. It was my uncle’s family who introduced it to me, and I have been a fan ever since. In…

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Guide to making a layered dessert – create your own flavour combinations

A detailed guide on how to make a layered dessert. It talks about all the different ingredients that can go into making such desserts and how to mix and match them to create your own dessert. List of possible flavour combinations to work with and serving instructions at the end of the blog post.  Layered desserts are some of my favourite types of desserts to make. Super easy to put together. Just mix and match different components (could be made…

This layered vanilla pudding dessert is a hit with kids and adults both. Layers of homemade vanilla pudding with cake, berries, caramel sauce and nuts.
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Vanilla pudding dessert with berries and caramel | Homemade vanilla pudding 

The first time I made vanilla pudding from scratch I was blown away by how simple it was – just add everything together in a saucepan and stir till it thickens. That’s all it takes to make homemade vanilla pudding, and once it’s made you can eat it as it is or use it to make a vanilla pudding dessert with your choice of toppings.   The best part about this vanilla pudding is that there is so much that you…

This sesame chilli chicken is full of flavour and an excellent weekday dinner option. It’s also great for meal prepping and can be prepared in advance to enjoy a fuss-free office lunch during the week.
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Sesame Chilli Chicken | Asian style chicken stir fry with vegetables

Today I am sharing a recipe for sesame chilli chicken – an Asian style stir-fry with vegetables that can be served with plain rice or fried rice.Tastes just like your favourite Chinese takeout but much more affordable and healthier too. It’s a great recipe for weekday dinners as it comes together pretty quickly once all the ingredients are out. It is on the spicy side but the brown sugar and honey in the sauce balances the heat. And if you…

This classic baked cheesecake is super simple to make and makes a cheesecake that is smooth and creamy with a hint of lemon. Serve it plain or with fruits on side. 
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Simple Classic Baked Cheesecake Recipe 

This classic baked cheesecake is super simple to make and makes a cheesecake that is smooth and creamy with a hint of lemon. Serve it plain or with fruits on side.  Cheesecake is one of my favourite desserts to eat, but a recipe that I hesitated to try because it seemed so daunting. But after attempting it for the first time, I realised that it’s actually not hard. It just requires preparation and planning ahead. Read on ahead for my…