Author: dishbyili

Eat the Rainbow: Purple Foods
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Eat the Rainbow: Purple Foods

I’m an avid fan of colors purple is one of it. My personal favourite is green and I pretty much gravitate towards everything green ranging from household items, stationery, clothes and definitely food! I love how all foods have their own distinctive color of the rainbow spectrum. Not only are these foods bright and cheerful, they’re...

Eat the Rainbow: Green Foods
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Eat the Rainbow: Green Foods

For this blog post of the “Eat the Rainbow” series, we have one of my favorite colors, Green! I can definitely say this colour is often associated with health, colour of growth, renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back...

Odd Pairings with Great Flavors
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Odd Pairings with Great Flavors

I’m always excited about trying out new foods at anytime and anywhere. My discoveries usually happen when friends take me out for good food or when I decide to get creative in the kitchen. For the most part, I can look to the God of answers… GOOGLE for inspiration! Recently I’ve tried and tested some...

Banana Kale Smoothie
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Banana Kale Smoothie

I’d say the simplest and fastest way to get more fruits and vegetables daily is by making a smoothie or juice. Every now and then I make a delicious, filling and healthy green smoothie. The fun part part is when you get real creative with your fruit/veggie choices, colours and flavours. Bonus is that you don’t have to cook anything too! You can have this the morning when you’re rushing for work or as a pre and post workout drink if you like.

Daging Dendeng
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Daging Dendeng

I remember cooking this dish on one of my Diari Mangkuk Tingkat (Tiffin Diary) episodes, featuring Sona One, along with other classic Malaysian dishes. The major tip I can share with you when making a good sambal balado is to use the best ingredients. Buy a good quality coconut oil because a little bit goes a long way. Make sure your chilies and onions are fresh and use a pastel and mortar to pound 'tumbuk' your ingredients.

Terung Tempeh Masak Kicap Cili Padi
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Terung Tempeh Masak Kicap Cili Padi

A dish that will get your mouth watering in an instant and incredibly easy to make. Chunks of aubergines and tempeh fried until crispy and coated in a luscious mixture of sweet, spicy and thick chili soy sauce. This is something that can quickly be prepared for your buka puasa dinner!

Chicken Tikka Masala
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Chicken Tikka Masala

'I love making Chicken Tikka Masala from scratch. I mix the chicken pieces in a yogurt marinate with spices to transform into into a chicken tandoori once grilled then these chicken bits are added to the creamy sauce when ready. The marinating process ensures your chicken is packed with flavour to make both your taste buds and tummies happy!' - Ili Sulaiman

One Pot Roast Chicken with Vegetables
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One Pot Roast Chicken with Vegetables

Minimal time spent in the kitchen when hosting a dinner party is always a win. So I often fall back on recipes that requires more prep time then cooking time. You'll need an oven for this one! I love making this recipe because you usually only use one tray (minimal cleaning) and it does taste amazing!

TOP 5 tips on hosting dinner parties
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TOP 5 tips on hosting dinner parties

Party planning  top tip is essential when planning the perfect party. You may need to host the Christmas party for your department or throw an anniversary party for your in laws or host your friends bachelorette. Even if you are an introvert or extrovert you will need to have some tips on how to plan...