Recipe Category: Quick & Easy

Chunky Guacamole
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Chunky Guacamole

Easy and tasty appetizer to pair with chips! 'Guacamole is so easy to make, I sometimes wonder why I don't make it every day? Probably because I'd finish it all up by myself before I can serve them to my guests!' - Ili Sulaiman

Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls
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Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls

I find this to be the best dinner party starter like ever! What you do is you get your guests to help you make their own starter. Sneaky, yes, but you'll come to find that it will be a fun activity for them. Learn how to whip up and make your own home styled version of vegetable spring roll!

*TIP: Vietnamese rice paper comes in a wafer form and has to be softened with a quick dip in a bowl of water. Don't over dip with water or you may over-damped the rice paper and it will break or tear easily

Bitter Gourd Chips
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Bitter Gourd Chips

Bitter melon or bitter gourd has been traditionally used in Chinese and Ayurveda medicine for detoxing and to help treat type 2 diabetes among other things. Usually, seeds and pith are discarded and the flesh is cooked in a variety of ways. In this recipe I am using a smaller more bitter time of gourd called the Karela and it is an Indian variety.

The trick is to thinly slice the melons and soak it in turmeric and a handful of salt to draw out some of the bitterness. After soaking it for at least an hour, the sliced melons will be rinsed and drained before using in a variety of recipes.

Popiah Goreng (Vegetable Spring Roll)
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Popiah Goreng (Vegetable Spring Roll)

I  love making popiah in large batches and then freezing them on a tray (so they don't stick together) before placing them in zip lock bags in groups of 10. Once frozen they can last up to 6 months and all you need to do is just remove it from the freezer and fry them in some hot oil. It's a perfect snack to have ready for the weekend when my family comes over for tea.

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