The Best Treat for Rainy Evening

September 10th, 2006

Orange Cinnamon Hot Cocoa

“Love is like swallowing hot chocolate
Before it has cooled off.
It takes you by surprise at first,
But keeps you warm for a long time.”

~Anonymous

This is a girl’s best friend in those cold, quiet evenings.
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Tuna Melt Cups

August 1st, 2006

Tuna Melt Cups

This is one of easy hors d’oeuvre recipes. You can also whip this up for a potluck party when you’re not in the mood to create complicated dish but do not want to resort to the lame mac and cheese. The Tuna Melt Cups is inspired by the Essential Finger Food cookbook. I sort of created this on one rainy afternoon while I’m wondering what to do with soon-to-be-expired wheat bread.

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Black-Sauced Chicken

July 5th, 2006

Black-Sauced Chicken

I found this black-sauced chicken recipe a while ago and decided to try my hands on them. The taste of this dish reminds me of my favorite Singaporean chicken rice dish. Interestingly, this favorite dish can be found at National Junior College’s canteen. You see, unlike the notorious American school cafeteria lunches, I think Asian schools’ canteens serves better food in terms of quality and nutrition.

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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

June 15th, 2006

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

To prepare myself to become a career woman, I have decided I will need collect healthy quick fix meals for future reference. This one, Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, was actually a recipe I’ve been looking to try ever since I saw Rachel Ray made it for Thanksgiving.

Okay, so it’s not thanksgiving but the dish does look pretty and, most importantly, very quick to make. I’ve made it in about 20 minutes (of course I cheated a little bit by using frozen brussels sprouts). Whoever says brussels sprouts has a nutty hint of flavor is dead-on. Even though adding the bacon would make this meal ‘less healthy’, I think nobody should skip it since the bacon complements that nutty flavor very well. And if you’re really short of time, substituting with bacon bits would cut down the prep time significantly.


UB Students Receive Art Awards

June 14th, 2006

I stumbled upon this page today. Just a small mention of my name in the UB News but that really made my day.
Anyway, here is the important bits for those of you who don’t want to wade through the entire article:

Yuke Tjandra in the News!

Now I’m wondering if that was ever printed. I must have missed it during my trip to Chicago last month.