Friday, November 21, 2014

Sweet Findings


Seriously, it's really getting really hot! Even in the house with the A/C on. It's 35C today in Sydney. 

Anyway, let's get ready for the holiday season shall we?? 

I have gathered 6 Seasonal Holiday recipes for you in this week's Sweet Findings.

1 - Learn to make a great Bourbon Pecan Pie with Dark Chocolate (

2 - The Perfect Pumpkin Pie (

3 - Easy peasy Christmas Peanut Butter Chocolate Bon-bons (

4 - Those cute Gingerbread Cookies (

5 - How about some Peppermint Candy Sugar Cookies (

6 - Cool down this Summer with Candy Cane Ice Cream (

Have a great weekend! :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Family's favourite Char Kuey Teow recipe

I'm lucky enough to have this at home. My husband is pretty good at cooking this. If you don't know, Char Kuey Teow is a Malaysian dish. As we live in Sydney now, it's not easy to find good Char Kuey Teow in Sydney. 

So here, I'm happy to share our Char Kuey Teow recipe so that you can give it a go yourself at home too!

All you need:

1 - Sambal Oelek
2 - Fish Cake, sliced 
3 - Garlic, chopped finely 
4 - Prawns
5 - Eggs (an egg per person)
6 - Lap Cheong (chinese sausage)
7 - Chives (1/2 diced & 1/2 sliced)
8 - Fresh Chilli
9 - Beans sprout (not pictured)

You will also need the noodles - Flat Rice Noodles. 
(pix: spatulaspoonandsaturday)

Sauces (amount based on personal taste)
Soy Sauce
Dark Thick Black Sauce (hard to find the ones you can get from Malaysia here in Sydney, you can try mixing Thick Dark Caramel Sauce with Thick Dark Sauce) - we get ours from Malaysia and bring them over
White Ground Pepper

Here's what you need to do: 
1 - Heat your wok up over the stove, add 1/2 tablespoon of oil. Once that's heated up, add garlic, diced chives and chilli, once that's fragrant, add the lap cheong. Fry until cook.
2 - Add in your egg, fry that, then add the fish cake. Once that's almost cooked, add the prawns. Fry it until cook. Do not over cook, it's ready when the colour has changed.
3 - Add in the noodles, sambal oelek and sauces. Fry it, when almost done, add the sliced chives and beans sprouts, fry it until properly mixed. Don't take too long or you'll over cook your noodles.
4 - Serve hot!

*make sure that your fire is high, the secret in Char Kuey Teow is the heat, fire and a good WOK. 

Enjoy! :)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Cookbook review: Salad Love & Giveaway!

Thanks to Olivia from Hardie Grant Books for sending this awesome Salad Love cookbook by David Bez. I've been given this cookbook for reviewing and also...a giveaway.

How would you like to have 260 salad recipes on hand? That's a recipe a day for Monday to Friday for the rest of the year?! Isn't that sweet?

These recipes are easy to make in the office or home for the whole year. 
There are recipes for every season - Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter!

Each season gives you different salad recipes to choose from. There's more! Each recipe also tells you whether it's a vegetarian, vegan, omnivore, pescatarian or raw salad! And it also tells you an alternative of ingredients to use in each recipe.

It teaches you how to assemble and what tools are needed too! 

The book also explains what type of ingredients are used for the recipes.

Here is a video snippet of this awesome book!


Sharing is caring. I have something for you.

Thanks to Hardie Grant Books for sponsoring this cookbook.  
ONE lucky reader of Passionatemae will win this cookbook.

So, to be the lucky winner of this cookbook, all you've got to do...
- tell me what was the last recipe that I posted last Wednesday? Comment in the post below.
- don't forget to follow me on my social media (Facebook | Instagram | Twitter) if you haven't already
- email me ( your details - full postal and contact. please make sure that you identify yourself so that I know you are the same person via email and in the comments section in this blog post.

Only valid to all Australian residents, as long as Australia Post can deliver it to you.

Giveaway ends Sunday 23rd November 2014 at 11.59pm (Sydney time).

Winner will be announced on Monday 24th November 2014. Please check and confirm your postal address via email to collect your giveaway!

All the best!

Happy Monday! :)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sweet Findings


Seriously, it's pretty hot in Sydney, especially today. Thank god for AIR-COND and this Ice Cream recipe!!

Currently, listening to 'Hot Today' on iTunes Radio, enjoying the cool inside and writing this post. 

Let's kick start the weekend with today's Sweet Findings, shall we?

1 - Found this new site, Cooked. There are 18,000+ recipes you can find here, and the recipes comes from cookbooks! How awesome is that?! ( 

2 - Can someone make me this Rosette Apple Pie? (

3 - Now you can make your own Vietnamese Banh Mi Bites at home. (

4 - Just made a batch of bacon? Oil splattered everywhere? No worries, here's how to green clean the grease! (

5 - Give me give me these Mini Pistachio Boston Cream Pies now! (

psssst....there's a cookbook giveaway this coming Monday. Don't forget to check back! :)