SIMPLE pleasures


Poke Bowl Lunch!

Poke bowls are my quick and favourite go-to lunch when I can find fresh tuna! Since I was born in Hawaii, this meal brings back satisfying memories from my childhood. It's been a long time since I lived in Hawaii, but childhood flavours are indelible. Bowls have...

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Carrot Gazpacho with Coconut Milk

As the weather warms up I start to transition from hot soups to cold ones...gazpacho is always a favourite, so when I saw this recipe on Love and Lemons, I had to try it! My soup turned out a bit chunkier than hers, but the red curry paste and lemongrass give it a...

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Cilantro Pistachio Shrimp Pesto

Who doesn't love pesto? I'm a big fan, but I love this new pesto recipe that I discovered at Ambitious Kitchen ( because the cilantro-lime twist is such a perfect combination with the shrimp. This was so good, I made it twice in one week and it...

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Green Soup with Zucchini, Peas and Basil

I love the colour of this soup! Another wonderful recipe from my SIMPLE book by Ottolenghi. The feta cheese has just the right salty tang to mix with the vegetable flavours. I have to say this cookbook is turning out to be a real gem 🙂 Sorry this post is very brief,...

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Curried Lentil Coconut Soup

Soup! In the winter I have such a craving for thick, warm, nourishing soups. This new recipe from my SIMPLE cookbook by Ottolenghi has quickly become a household staple. Easy to make, rich in flavour, I've made it a few times for guests and everybody love it. I find...

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Hazelnut, Peach, and Raspberry Cake

For my birthday I received a wonderful new cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi called SIMPLE. There are so many recipes I want to try in here! But this first one that I have made is a gorgeous cake with some of my favourite flavours. I am not sure why my cake looks different...

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Mango-Blueberry Almond Cake

Do you ever plan to make a new recipe and then discover that your kids have eaten the key ingredients? This happens to me a lot lately, my hungry teenagers raid the pantry and suddenly I am left to improvise a whole new dish. So when I discovered that the peaches,...

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Cranberry-Strawberry Crumble Pie

One of my kids loves pie, the other one loves crumble, and they both love cranberries and strawberries. So this recipe seems to have it uses a pie crust base and a crumble topping! Though since I can only find dried cranberries in Spain, I brought some canned...

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Delightful Dahlias!

My husband has always been much more of a gardener than I am. But lately I have been excited about growing flowers, especially dahlias! Since I grew up in tropical Hawaii, dahlias are not a flower from my childhood. But I find the colors and geometries of dahlias...

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Simple pleasures lifestyle blog by Maia Ming Fong. Easy and delicious recipes with yummy photos. Food, Life, Travel, Design, but mainly about food.