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Indonesian Fried Rice - Nasi Goreng

I'm on a health kick right now. I mean, it's more like going back to the healthy eating ways. I haven't realized how much I missed my old and good ways! You know the usuals... Using whole wheat flour, banning processed foods, skipping on the wine and so on. Now that I look back, no wonder I gained 5 pounds in a month! I was eating all the wrong foods! Like white bread! I stopped eating white bread when I was 14! What the hell was I thinking? That's right, I was not thinking at all. I let in to all the cravings. 
If you are in the same shoes, trust me! Do not let your cravings control your hands when it comes to chips, cookies or nutella. Because cravings are strong and forceful creatures. You can't see them but they can move hands and mouth and teeth and will make you gain weight if you don't pay attention!
You know what's the worse? When cravings are combined with emotional eating. Or stress eating that will lead to binge eating. It will create an evil circle…

Pad Thai once again

Remember the last time I made pad thai? No? Then, check it out! I used almost the same recipe now, the only difference I made is that I substituted the carrot to a red bell pepper and I added a whole bunch of cilantro on top! Because cilantro is actually one of the best things that could happen to your food! :) It doesn't only have a wonderful taste, it also gives a lot of health benefits to those who consume the herb. It is said that it may reduce blood sugar, it is antioxidant and very rich in magnesium and iron.  Lately, I eat a lot of nasi goreng (Indonesian fried rice) and I add pretty much a more than normal amount of chopped cilantro on top and it gives the best taste to it. I just can't get over how amazing a kick it gives to any food... So go ahead and buy some and transform an ordinary dish to extraordinary ;)
And I'll give you the recipe now :)
Pad Thai serves 4
160 grams rice noodles, soak in cold water for 20 minutes (for an extra flavor, add some sugar in the water) 1…

Cheesy Spaghetti Extraordinaire

Look! I mean, Look at this photo. Can you tell that the pasta is drenched in this cheesy, juicy sauce? Well... I can! And I can also assure you it tasted even more fantastic than it looks. My wonderful mother made this yesterday since I was more than preoccupied with my paper for school and she didn't want poor, poor girl to starve herself to the point she will just jump out of the window. Like that would happen. :D But who knows what intense work and hunger will do to someone.  Oh ya, like making me procrastinate once again. Oh well, you're welcome :) Because now you will have a recipe that you will want to cherish or even hide or keep it a secret because once others try this dish, they won't leave you alone until you give them the recipe. It's this good. Believe me. I mean, it's not even my recipe and I'm singing praises for it. 

Cheesy Spaghetti makes for 4 people
200 ml (0.8 cup) cream - we used non-dairy 1 cup of the pasta water 200 grams (about 2 cups) grated go…

Browned Butter Walnut Chocolate Chunk Bars

To be honest, I've never had nor made cookie bars before. I've made brownies a million times (my latest creation is just phenomenal) and blondies a couple of times but never cookie bars. I know these are supposed to be like cookies but in a bar form (I am quite clever today!) but actually I found these to resemble to blondies. BUT I stuffed them with toasted walnuts and a handful of white chocolate (maybe that's why the blondie resemblance) and to make it to the next level I used browned butter! Seriously, what is better than using the sweet, nutty flavoured butter that will make everything taste as if you are having caramel! There is only one con of this recipe: totally unfit for a clean eating diet. It is extremely sinful! But when else would you give in than around Halloween?? So toss the candy aside and go make some cookie bars! ;)
oh and ps: the reason the bars look so dark inside is due to my silliness. I completely forgot to add the eggs even though the dough was totall…

Thanksgiving Giveaway!

Guess what!! I am having the very first giveaway of this blog! :)) I am super duper excited because I joined up with a couple of pretty cool bloggers to present you an awesome giveaway for Thanksgiving!! One lucky winner will get a bunch of amazing kitchen tools.  Good luck!! 
Prize: $243 worth of kitchen goodies perfect for thanksgiving (items seen in image will be produced if available, otherwise equivalents will be substituted) Sponsors:Holly’s Helpings, My San Francisco Kitchen, Wilde in the Kitchen, It Bakes Me Happy, Neighborfood, From Away, Becca Bakes, Crazy for Cookies and More, The eccentric Cook, High Heels and Grills, What’s Cooking with Ruthie Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Besides the mandatory email address entry,, all other entries are optional. Holly’s Helpings is responsible for prize fulfillment. Giveaway ends 11/21 at midnight PST and is open to the US.

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