Lunch

Daily lunch recipes, mostly healthy with occasional indulgent twists

Grillable Veggie Burger Patties – a meal-prep champion!

Grillable Veggie Burger Patties – a meal-prep champion!

Not only are these easy-licious veggie burger patties a back-to-school meal-prep star, they are also grillable and can pair with any burger, bagel, and vegetable disks. Lunch, snacks, or outdoor parties, they’ve got you well covered! As we roll into the last few weeks of […]

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 […]