Lunch

Daily lunch recipes, mostly healthy with occasional indulgent twists

Speedy Vietnamese Glutinous Rice Cake (Banh giay)

Speedy Vietnamese Glutinous Rice Cake (Banh giay)

Today, I’m sharing an all-time favourite rice dish – a Vietnamese glutinous rice cake steamed in banana leaf (Banh giay – Bánh giầy). This is a less known “cousin” of Bánh Chưng despite being originated at the same time as the (Vuong King VI’s) legend […]

BEST budget tuna bagel lunch  – 2 delicious and healthy ways with canned tuna

BEST budget tuna bagel lunch – 2 delicious and healthy ways with canned tuna

How to turn a humble can of tuna into, not one, but TWO delicious and super healthy lunch within 15-30 mins? Spice it up with your favourite choice of bread: bagel, burger, ciabatta, or even a simple loaf. DOUBLE RECIPES BELOW Tuna – probably partly […]

Meatless Monday? Try this exotic Asian-style Lemongrass Tempeh in your Vegan Banh Mi or Tacos

Meatless Monday? Try this exotic Asian-style Lemongrass Tempeh in your Vegan Banh Mi or Tacos

As I was late with the Lunch idea post which now has passed the Sunday mealprep time for many of you, I’m making it up with a second tempeh recipe – just in time for a #MeatlessMonday. If you’re looking for a meat-substitute that is fresh, […]

Healthy lunch ideas with Tempeh + BONUS recipe (VG, DF)

Healthy lunch ideas with Tempeh + BONUS recipe (VG, DF)

Today, I’m sharing a few simple, delicious and super colourful lunch box ideas, including the recipe for my most popular and versatile tempeh recipe. I’ve used it so many times: in my wraps, summer rolls, buddah bowls, salads, you name it, and throughout all seasons! […]

Vietnamese Summer Rolls – Light version – 2 ways

Vietnamese Summer Rolls – Light version – 2 ways

What are you favourite dinners on a hot summer night?  If you know a bit (or a lot) about the Netherlands, you would know that we are notorious for wet, damp and gray weather for most of the year. ? Situated right under the North […]

Brunchtastic recipe (GF) – Savoury Pumpkin Corn Waffles with Seared Salmon, Sauteed Mushroom Kale

Brunchtastic recipe (GF) – Savoury Pumpkin Corn Waffles with Seared Salmon, Sauteed Mushroom Kale

If you follow my Instagram feed, you’ll notice that most of my food festivities happen in the weekend. As a corporate full-timer, this is when I have the time, space, and light to create, capture, and savour yummy recipes. More than often, I’d stay in […]

A happy and sweet toast to the weekend!

A happy and sweet toast to the weekend!

These beautiful orange toasts are so simple and can be whipped up in no time. Sleeping-in time is guaranteed! They can be served as brunch side next to a bowl of hot soup or brunch main after a healthy green smoothie, or even as breakfast […]

Roasted root vegs, lentil and spinach salad in five-spice vinaigrette

Roasted root vegs, lentil and spinach salad in five-spice vinaigrette

Roasted root vegetables are my go-to base for most weekday lunches. The choices are wide: from sweet potatoes, exotic yams, beets, and carrots, to the underrated potatoes. These vegs provide us with healthy starches, dietary fibers, and micro-nutrients from vitamins A, B, C, K, to […]

Corn and bean fritters for quick and healthy lunch

Corn and bean fritters for quick and healthy lunch

Fritters are what I call “cleaning-up-the-cupboard-recipe”, the last resort when my fridges and cupboards have nothing but  a few cans of sweet corn, beans, and some eggs. They can turn into a delicious meal à-la-minute and save you all the time grocery shopping to spend on whatever […]