Quinoa as mustard! Quinoa + Coconut Poached Chicken Salad with Tamarind Dressing

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. I’ve been eating a lot of Kraft cheese lately. You know the stuff – squares of plastic cheese, wrapped in another layer of plastic dividing them into a single serve that is only ever satisfying if you eat more than one at a time and/or are supremely inebriated. If we’reContinue reading “Quinoa as mustard! Quinoa + Coconut Poached Chicken Salad with Tamarind Dressing”

Holy Mackerel: Assam Fish + REFRIED CHIPS

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. *Note: Aside from the title, I have decided that fish puns cod get out of hand and are a little overkrill (sorryyyyyy), so i’ve decided to stray away from them for the rest of this post before I get lost in a punderamic sea and lose all sense of porpoise,Continue reading “Holy Mackerel: Assam Fish + REFRIED CHIPS”

Snap, Crackling, Pop! Fennel, Roasted Garlic + Potato Soup with Crackling Pork Belly

Posted by Dani Sunario (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. This dish blew my mind. Not kidding. I made this, got so excited after my first mouthful, yelled out “FUAAAAAA” four times, then went and changed my pants. In that exact order. Oh, Mylanta. The only thing that could’ve enhanced this experience is if  my pork-belly-lovin’-lovers were here withContinue reading “Snap, Crackling, Pop! Fennel, Roasted Garlic + Potato Soup with Crackling Pork Belly”

Breast Friends: Gochujang Poached Chicken, Kimchi Roasted Pears + Potatoes

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario),Melbourne. Chicken breast has a notorious reputation for being dry and overcooked, and even more so, poached chicken breast gives the image of gross dry, grey meat served with steamed frozen vegies. Double gross. This method of poaching the chicken at 68 degrees for 12 minutes results in super moist meat andContinue reading “Breast Friends: Gochujang Poached Chicken, Kimchi Roasted Pears + Potatoes”

Twice-cooked Pork Belly with Chilli Caramel, Mung Bean Vermicelli + Apple Salad

Posted by Dani Sunario (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. I like things that are an everyday occurence. It gives me a sense of familiarity. Everyday coffee, everyday napping, everyday touching. Deep fried pork belly is definitely not an everyday dish. Perhaps the salad is, but it is definitely not as fun when it’s ridin’ solo. The combination ofContinue reading “Twice-cooked Pork Belly with Chilli Caramel, Mung Bean Vermicelli + Apple Salad”

Oats with the most: Vegan Lime + Coconut Oats, Green Tea + Ginger Poached Rhubarb, Cinnamon Sugar Radish Crisps

Posted by Dani Sunario (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. I know, I know. It’s been a while since our last post. Just for being patient and dedicated superfans of A Tale of Two Bougies, we’re rewarding you with three recipes. THREE. RECIPES. IN ONE POST. And they’re all vegan, free of gluten and lactose, and delicious. Aren’t weContinue reading “Oats with the most: Vegan Lime + Coconut Oats, Green Tea + Ginger Poached Rhubarb, Cinnamon Sugar Radish Crisps”

FEASTer: Choc Hot Cross Bun + Creme Egg Bread & Butter Pudding

Posted by Dani Sunario (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. Bread and Butter pudding is a pretty outdated recipe, but this version gives an Easter twist to your good ol’ nana’s favourite! Great for using up all of the leftover stale Hot Cross Buns from Easter, or even worth making with a fresh batch just in time for theContinue reading “FEASTer: Choc Hot Cross Bun + Creme Egg Bread & Butter Pudding”

Chick it out! Pandan Fried Chicken (PFC)

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. Fried chicken is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Who doesn’t love the combination of salty and crunchy every once in a while? I have a friend (who shall remain entirely anonymous) who has been known to wink at the guy in the drive-thru at our local KFC in order toContinue reading “Chick it out! Pandan Fried Chicken (PFC)”

Jam Session: Raspberry, Balsamic + Pepper Jam with Baked Camembert

Posted by Claire (@bearclairepear) and Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. This is probably the quickest and most delicious jam you’ll ever make in your life. Make this once, and you’ll never look at your life the same again. The tartness of the raspberries and balsamic cut through the oiliness of the baked camembert cheese, and the pepperContinue reading “Jam Session: Raspberry, Balsamic + Pepper Jam with Baked Camembert”

Noodlin’ Around: Chicken and Prawn Laksa Lemak

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. Laksa is probably in my top five favourite foods ever. I once challenged my brother on a family trip back to Singapore to eat a bowl of laksa for every main meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for seven days. He gave up after only two days and I won. MyContinue reading “Noodlin’ Around: Chicken and Prawn Laksa Lemak”