Sunday, 19 June 2016

Recipe | Vietnamese Tofu in Tomato sauce 🍅

Recipe | Vietnamese Tofu in Tomato sauce

Quick super easy healthy tofu in tomato sauce recipe for the family. This recipe serves a family of 4. Suitable for Vegans. 

400g of fresh tofu in water
4/5 tomatoes
2 spring onions 
A pinch of salt
2 tbsp of fish sauce
1 tbsp of chicken stock 

1. Slice the tofu into even rectangular chucks - you should be able to get around 18-20 slices. 
2. Dry the tofu with a kitchen paper towel, before frying them in a pan for about 15mins until a golden brown.
3. Whilst waiting for the tofu to cook, slice out the tomatoes into medium size chucks
4. Sauté the tomatoes into a pan with a little water to soften 
5. Once the tomatoes have softened, add in the cooked tofu and stir for another 2mins.
6. Chop up the spring onions diagonally and add to the dish a few mins before serving.  

Make sure you blot water from the tofu off otherwise it'll take longer to cook.

Look at the crispy goodness! YUM! 

You don't want the sliced tomatoes to be too small or to big, slice them up just right. :)

Friday, 10 June 2016

Review | Boba Jam

Review | Boba Jam 

Want to try out cute and guilty ridden desserts?! You have to check out Boba Jam in London's one and only Chinatown

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Recipe | Healthy Meatball wrap

Recipe | Healthy Meatball Wraps

This is a healthy meatball wrap. sequel to our first Thai meatball recipe.

Additional ingredients used:

3 leaves of romaine lettuce( although you can use other lettuce but this type has strong stem for holding as wrap)
spread the peanut butter sauce and place the meat ball . next mix the following ingredient:
diced cucumber- 2 tbsp
 finely chopped coriander- 1 tbsp
finely chopped red onion- 1 tbsp
may add more veg- olives, sweet corn
place the mixture on meatballs.

Finally add -

hot sauce - cholula( drizzle as you please)
2 tbsp Greek yoghurt

Recipe | Poached egg with Avocado salad

Recipe | Poached egg with Avocado Salad


Another healthy breakfast to start your morning.

Asha's Flavourful Poached Egg
2 fresh eggs for poaching(  check out Jamie Oliver's 3 perfect ways of poaching below) I used the first method 
sea salt and black pepper to taste
for salad
diced 1/2 avocado
red pepper-2 tbsp
chopped coriander-1tbsp
chopped spring onions- 1tbsp
half lime

mix all the ingredients above to form the base. add the remaining for garnish and finish.
feta cheese -25 gm
flaxseed power 1 tbsp

Recipe | Super Overnight Porridge

Recipe | Super overnight porridge

Porridge -1/3 cup
flaxseed powder- 1/3 cup
Greek yoghurt -1/3 cup
soya milk-1/2 cup or bit more if you like it creamier
chia seed- 1tbsp
Honey- 1 tsp
Cinnamon powder
 blueberries or strawberries optional

Keeping it cool in cling film 
  • Mix all the ingredient together except honey and fruits in a bowl or small wide mouth glass. seal the top with cling film
  • Leave it overnight in freeze.
  • Ready to eat following morning.
Simple and easy 

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Review | Lebanese Mix

Review | Lebanese Mix 

Camberwell and south-east London is on the rise with pop-up trendy hipster places. Like the bussey building, Franks bar with an amazing view of the city and The bar story. Bringing the night life a new meaning to the south of the river. Alot of new food places have opened as well which has given us more variety on the type of food to try out. If you're looking for a place which is halal, and the food is to die for, look no further than the Lebanese Mix. 

The Mix grill
A friend and I tend to go for the grills and fresh juices when we come here, the staff are really friendly and always offer you a sweet free dessert afterwards. I think its called baklava although I always tend to mispronounce it as balaclava.  

The lamb grill <3 
I mean look at this, who wouldn't want to give this a try. I'm salivating right now thinking about returning here. 

4/5 Happy Dumpling Rating 

xoxo Amese

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Travels | Barcelona

~ Travels | Barcelona ~  

Beautiful beaches, churches and baguettes. So the family and I went on a little trip to Barcelona to celebrate my brother's masters graduation. Apart from having the opportunity to practice my Spanish, over the 4 days we admired the beautiful city and most importantly, we ate a lots and it was goooooood.

They really love their food in Spain, it's home to gigantic Jamon, seafood and sangria. Everything was flourishing, and you can tell that the people really enjoy the laid back and relaxing life style we crave. 

xoxo - Ames

Review | Eat Tokyo

Review | Eat Tokyo

Sashimi Boats, Intricately designed sushi rolls and insanely cheap bowls of muscles. I LOVE this restaurant, its pretty much the number one place I go to when I'm taking my friends around London. For sushi is a pretty good deal considering how much Japanese food tends to cost so its a win win situation. 

Look at this beautiful Sashimi Boat

Definitely recommend the salmon teriyaki

For 2 people; I'd recommend a bento box (to fill you up and you can try out the different elements) and 2 Sushi dishes. 
For more than 4 people; I'd just recommend ordering alot of different types of sushi and splitting the cost. 

Specials to try
The Hyper Roll 
Salmon Teriyaki Bento
King Prawn Roll 
Anything with Eel in it

Rice tends to be really filling so it might not look like much but it'll sure fill you to your core.  

The waiters and waitress thank you really gratefully when you're leaving, but the general costumer service isn't the greatest. But the food detracts you away from all of this. 
4/5 Happy Dumpling Rating 

xoxo Ames

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Review | Tagine Zhor

Review | Tagine Zhor 

If you're get the chance to visit the beautifully cultured Bath, definitely check out the wonderful spas, Roman baths,  and the classic Sally Lunns for afternoon tea. But apart from the obvious, if you love flavourful Moroccan food check out Tagine Zhor, near the central square around the Abbey. 

These were just the starters and they were very well worth the price.

4/5 Happy Dumpling Rating 

Location in Bath

xoxo - Ames

Monday, 16 May 2016

Recipes | Meatballs with Peanut Sauce

Meatballs with Peanut Sauce

A healthy alternative to beef meat balls with a modern Thai twist. 

Lean Turkey - 500 gm (less than 7% fat)
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander
4 tbsp garlic and ginger mashed
1/4 cup of fish sauce
1/4 cup of coconut oil
1 red chilli (de-seeded) finely chopped
2 tbsp of crunchy peanut butter
half a tbsp. brown sugar 
1/4 coconut cream
1 tsp chopped basil

Step 1: Mix the turkey mince, ginger , fish sauce, coriander and half of the garlic together.  This should form a thick batter.  Add pinch of salt and pepper to flavour. 

Step 2: Heat up a pan to a medium heat and add oil. Whilst the pan is warming up, roll out small balls from the mixture. 

Step 3: Shallow fry the balls, flipping them around as they cook until they reach a golden brown colour.

Step 4: Cook remaining ingredients except for the basil (Coconut oil, Chilli, crunchy peanut butter, Brown sugar, coconut cream) on a medium heat. Then stir in chopped basil for completion. 

Good Luck and comment below and send us through any photos for your attempts. 

xoxo - Asha