Naeng-myeon (Korean Cold Noodles) Recipe

Summer may end soon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a good plate of cold noodles! Naengmyeon is a beloved Korean dish consisting of long, thin buckwheat noodles and clear cold beef broth. Try it on for a cool lunch or a soothing dinner!

Recipe by: The Kitchn / Korean Bapsang

Ingredients:

  • 230 g beef brisket
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 4 thin slices ginger
  • ½ cup Korean buckwheat noodles or Japanese soba noodles
  • 230 g Korean radish / daikon
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • 1 cucumber
  • Hot mustard paste
  • Sesame seed
  • Asian pears (optional)

How to Make:

  1. Clean and thinly slice the radish. Mix with vinegar, sugar and salt until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
  2. In a pot, put beef brisket, onion, ginger, garlic and around 2.5 litres of water. Boil with a medium to medium-low heat. When the meat is tender (approximately one hour in), put in the soy sauce and boil for another 10 minutes. Strain and cool the broth.
  3. Cut the beef, cucumber and pears into thin slices. Cut the boiled eggs in half.
  4. Boil the noodles until cooked, then drain and rinse them in ice water.

5. Place one serving of noodles in a bowl, and top with beef, cucumber and pears. Pour the broth around the noodles. Serve with the radish, eggs, vinegar, sesame seed and hot mustard paste.

Recipes: Things You Can Make with Peanut Butter

Whether you’re a health bug or a sweets enthusiast, peanut butter is a good choice for you. Packed with protein and healthy unsaturated fat, this indulgent and nutritious spread will keep the doctor (and hunger) away.

The easiest way to have peanut butter is by spreading it on a slice of bread. But if sandwiches bore you, here are a few recipes with peanut butter that you can try at home.

  1. Peanut Butter Honey No-Bake Granola Bars
Source: Julie’s Eats and Treats

These filling bars are great as a post-workout snack.

 

  1. Peanut Butter Fudge
fudge
Source: Miss Annie in Indy / food.com

Best for the sweet tooth. For this recipe, make sure to use creamy peanut butter.

 

  1. Peanut Butter Choc Chip Energy Balls
Source: Baking Ginger

Requiring only two minutes to make, these vegan and gluten-free balls will keep you satiated throughout the day.

 

  1. Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
oats
Source: Minimalist Baker

These oats are not only tasty, but also highly customisable. Add in your favourite toppings, such as chocolate chip, granola, or berries, as you wish.

 

  1. Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Shake
protein shake
Source: The Healthy Foodie

A great drink to have after a heavy workout session.

 

  1. Peanut Butter and Lentil Curry
curry
Source: One Ingredient Chef

Get yourself a vegan dinner tonight by cooking this dish! You can also store the rest of the leftovers in the fridge for days to come.

 

  1. Granola Apple-Peanut Butter Sandwich Wraps
Sandwich wrap
Source: Two Healthy Kitchens

A healthy, tasty twist to the usual sandwich. You can also add pears and dried fruits here as you like!

 

  1. Thai Peanut Zoodles
thai noodles
Source: Begin Within Nutrition

Who knew peanut butter and zucchini could go so well together? This recipe is great for those on low-carb diet, with zucchini spirals replacing regular pasta.

 

  1. Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Chicken
chicken
Source: Wholesomelicious

Not experienced in cooking? Let your crockpot do the work for you to make this protein-rich dish!

 

  1. Peanut Butter Mini Cheesecake
cheesecake
Source: Sweet Spicy Kitchen

For the dessert, try this creamy no-bake cheesecake. You’ll be left wanting more!

Recipes: Things You Can Make with Leftover Bread

As the staple food of the Western world, bread is a part of our daily diet – chances are, you might have a loaf or two lying around in your kitchen right now. It’s good to go with everything, from sweet spread to ham slices. Moreover, if you’re bored with just sandwiches, bread can be used to make other creative dishes. Here are a few recipes that you can try with bread, from appetizer to dessert:

Grilled Cheese Roll Ups

Cheese Rollups
Source: The Baker Mama

An appetizer / party dish that will be sure to please the crowd!

 

Croutons

croutons
Source: The Pioneer Woman

Because a salad would be incomplete without them. If you like the taste of herbs, try adding rosemary or oregano before cooking the bread!

Parmesan and Thyme Bread Crust Sticks

crust sticks
Source: RecipeTin Eats

If you don’t like crusts on your sandwich, don’t throw them away – use them for this recipe. These sticks are great for pre-main course, or just as a snack for any occasion!

 

Prosciutto and Mushroom Bread Pudding

prosciutto bread pudding
Source: Food52

Creamy and fulfilling main dish – what’s not to love?

 

Ultimate Brownie Bread Pudding with Coconut Chunks

Brownie Pudding
Source: Food Network

Top off your meal with this sweet treat! If you don’t like coconut, you can choose another candy bar of your liking.

 

Cinnamon French Toast Muffins

muffin
Source: Justataste.com

Sweet stuff that’s a little on the heavier side. These muffins would also be great for breakfasts and picnics!

 

There you have it, six recipes that put a twist on your common bread. Which one will you be making this week?

Recipes: Tastiest Fried Rice Dishes

No food is more fun to cook than fried rice – you can turn leftovers and old rice into a new, tasty dish, or even start with fresh ingredients as you like. Moreover, with thousands of variations, fried rice will never be a bore. Mix it with meat or make it vegan, cook it greasy or keep it light – you can’t go wrong.

Here are 6 fried rice recipes to inspire you:

  1. Paella
paella
Source: Fox and Briar

This famous Spanish dish is perfect for dinner parties – serve it in a pan for the most authentic experience.

  1. Kimchi Bokkeumbap
kimchi bbokeumbap
Source: No Recipes

This “high-flavor, low-effort” dish is a Korean staple. Serve with a sunny sideup on the side, and you’re good to go!

  1. Tom Yum Fried Rice
Tom Yum Fried Rice
Source: Rasa Malaysia

With the rich spicy and sour Thai Tom Yum flavour, this rice will satiate all your hunger.

  1. Nasi Goreng
nasi goreng
Source: stardustannie / Food.com

This traditional Indonesian dish will leave you wanting more. To make it spicier, add more bird’s eye chillis.

  1. Yang Chow Fried Rice
yang chow
Source: Kawaling Pinoy

Prefer a lighter flavour? Go with this recipe. For the vegetarian version, swap the shrimp and sausages with tofu.

  1. Pineapple Fried Rice
pineapple fried rice
Source: Damn Delicious

For those who like it sweet and juicy, this recipe is what you’re looking for.

Recipes: 10 Most Refreshing Mocktails

A house gathering wouldn’t be complete without tasty, refreshing drinks, especially in this summer weather. And when it comes to drinks, nothing beats good mocktails – sweet, icy beverages that everyone can enjoy. If you need some inspirations, here are 10 non-alcoholic mocktail recipes that you can try out at home.

  1. Thai Basil Grapefruit and Chia Tonic by Seamus Mullen / Food & Wine
Source: Constantine Poulos / Food & Wine

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice with pulp
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 Thai basil sprig or 4-inch rosemary sprig

 

  1. Caramel Apple Pie Mocktail by Merry About Town
Source: Merry About Town

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups apple cider
  • 1/2 cup caramel syrup
  • 3 cups sparkling water
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 apples
  • Rosemary sprigs (around 6)
  • Golden brown sugar for rimming

 

  1. Coconut Lavender Lemonade by Eat Yourself Skinny
Source: Eat Yourself Skinny

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup agave nectar (or honey)
  • 3 tablespoons dried lavender
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 lemon, sliced (for garnish)

 

 

  1. Nice Pear by The Third Man
nice pear
Source: The Third Man / Town and Country Mag

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces pear juice
  • 1-ounce lemon juice
  • .75-ounce rosemary-infused simple syrup

 

  1. Drink Pink Mocktail by Jamie / Love Bakes Good Cakes
Source: Love Bakes Good Cakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 can frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 4 cups white cranberry juice cocktail
  • 4 cups lemon-lime soft drink, chilled
  • Raspberries and/or pomegranate arils, for garnish (optional)
  • Fresh citrus wedges/slices, for garnish (optional)

 

  1. Blueberry Mojito by The Merry Thought
Source: The Merry Thought

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • juice of 2 limes
  • club soda
  • crushed ice

 

  1. Pineapple Holiday Mocktail by Slap Dash Mom
Source: Slap Dash Mom

Ingredients:

  • 5-ounce triple sec
  • 1-ounce grenadine
  • 2 ounces coconut lime sparkling soda
  • 3 ounces pineapple coconut juice
  • sprig of mint and a Maraschino cherry for garnish
  • ice

 

  1. Blue Shoe by Mixthatdrink
Source: Mixthatdrink

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces blue Hawaiian Punch (or similar)
  • 2 ounces white cranberry juice
  • 7-Up

 

  1. Mimosa by Watch What U Eat
Source: Watch What U Eat

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice (chilled)
  • 1/2 cup sparkling apple cider (chilled)

 

  1. Apple Pie Punch by Frugal Mom Eh
Source: Frugal Mom Eh

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup pear nectar
  • 3 cups ginger ale
  • 1 apple (diced)

What are you waiting for? Get your mixers out and try some!

Recipes: Healthy Alternatives to Potato Chips

It’s difficult to find a snack as good as potato chips – crispy, crunchy and tasty to accompany your movie time or when you’re working to a deadline. However, we know that chips aren’t exactly good for your health. Luckily, there are a lot of alternatives to potato chips – ones as crunchy and delicious, too!

Here are the recipes for potato chips alternatives.

  1. Roasted Radish Chips
Source: She Makes a Home

With low carb and no added sugar, you couldn’t go wrong with these chips.

  1. Parmesan Wonton Crackers
Source: Jessie / Life as a Strawberry

These crackers make a great crowd-pleaser – perfect as a party snack or even just to accompany your afternoon TV time.

  1. Apple Chips
Source: The Italian Dish

With natural spices, these chips could be a great choice if you opt for something sweet instead. You can also try this recipe with pear.

  1. Zucchini Chips
Source: Maggie / Vittles and Bits

Baked instead of fried – what more could you ask for? You can also customize the spices to your liking.

  1. Kale Chips
Source: The Cookie Writer

Mixed with the goodness of coconut oil, these chips make a great snack for everyone. Cook them longer for extra crisp!

  1. Pumpkin Chips
Source: Shundara / SavyNaturalista

Don’t forget to remove the pulp before cutting the pumpkin up.

Easy Fettuccine Pasta Recipe

What’s better than a bowl of creamy fettuccine? As one of the best comfort foods out there, the Italian dish is not only tasty, but also very simple to cook. Here’s the recipe.

Recipe by: Food to Love

Ingredients:

  • 25 g butter
  • 150 g button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 4 rindless bacon rashers, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 300 ml cream
  • salt and black pepper
  • 375 g fettuccine
  • 1/3 cup grated romano cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives

How to Make:

  1. Melt butter in a large frying pan over high heat. Add mushrooms, bacon and garlic. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until browned.
  2. Add cream and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes, or until sauce thickens. Season to taste.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta in plenty of boiling salted water 10-12 minutes, or until tender but firm to the bite. Drain, return to pan. Add sauce, cheese and chives to pasta. Toss to combine. Serve at once.

Tips:

  • For vegan version, substitute cream with avocado, butter with olive oil, bacon with coconut or tempeh bacon, and romano cheese with vegan parmesan cheese.
  • You can also replace the fettuccine with any other kind of pasta.