ATOTB Kitchen Update: September Recipes

We’ve had a few crazy busy weeks of recipe development here at A Tale of Two Bougies Kitchen HQ. This past week has seen us committing to stepping outside our usual (very Asian-themed) box, and playing with flavours and techniques that are a little more unfamiliar and less frequently used in our kitchen. We’ve alsoContinue reading “ATOTB Kitchen Update: September Recipes”

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”

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”

Korean Barbie: Spicy BBQ Ribs + Kimchi Potato Salad

Posted by Tiff (@tiffanyalisonha), Perth.  If there’s something I crave all the time, it’s a Korean barbie. No, not the svelte, impossibly proportioned dancing and singing machines you see on PopAsia on a Sunday morning – the edible kind! The kind where you get together with some mates, grill some deliciously marinated bits ofContinue reading “Korean Barbie: Spicy BBQ Ribs + Kimchi Potato Salad”

Peachy Keen: Monkfish Ceviche with Grilled Corn and Peach Salsa

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. After all of that Christmas feasting (I know, I know – I also discovered that there is a limit to how much pfeffernüsse you can consume in one sitting), food is probably the last thing you ever want to see. UNTIL YOU MEET THIS GUY. LOOK! SO PRETTY, SO HEALTHY,Continue reading “Peachy Keen: Monkfish Ceviche with Grilled Corn and Peach Salsa”

Edamame, is it Christmas yet? Sautéed Radishes and Edamame in Miso Butter

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. Instead of gifting you a couple of turtle doves on day two of our festive cooking week, we are bringing you a delicious vegetarian dish that isn’t necessarily traditional in Christmas flavour, but certainly vibrant enough in colour to rekindle the festive spirit. Better yet, this guy takes less thanContinue reading “Edamame, is it Christmas yet? Sautéed Radishes and Edamame in Miso Butter”

EnThaicing Beef Salad with Lychees, Rice Vermicelli, and Mint

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. Since the heinous turn of weather in Melbourne this week (seriously guy, get your sh*t together), I’ve been dreaming of the tropical fruits and asian desserts I used to have as a kid on humid holidays in South East Asia – coconut juice from the husk,  freshly squeezed sugar caneContinue reading “EnThaicing Beef Salad with Lychees, Rice Vermicelli, and Mint”

Get Outta My Grill: Summer Vegetable Salad with Prosciutto Crumb and Sesame & Sumac Yoghurt

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. It was a disgustingly hot 37 degrees in Melbourne today. The only thing keeping me from not dying in this heat is how supercool I already am. JOKES. (More likely  it’s the super-sized Lemon, Lime and Bitters flavoured slushies from the local 7-11  that I have been inhaling all dayContinue reading “Get Outta My Grill: Summer Vegetable Salad with Prosciutto Crumb and Sesame & Sumac Yoghurt”

Seoul Searching: Vegetarian Fish Cakes + Cucumber Pickle

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. Korean fusion food is all the rage at the moment, especially with food trucks in the US capitalising on the Korean-Mexican fusion. Bulgogi burrito with a side of kimchi? You don’t have to ask me twice! I mean, both cuisines count rice as a staple, so really it’s not that far aContinue reading “Seoul Searching: Vegetarian Fish Cakes + Cucumber Pickle”