Winner Announcement – Froothie’s $1000 Appliance Giveaway

I am so happy to announce that we have a winner for the Froothie Giveaway from my Southeast Asian Live Cooking Series. Congratulations to Kathy Gilkes of Queensland, who’s won an Optimum Thermocook valued at $1000! Here’s a picture of the Thermocook that she shared on Facebook - Kathy has been busy and in her first day of using it, she’s » Read More

Video – Baby Noah on Channel Ten’s Studio Ten

This is the interview I did on Studio Ten last Friday regarding baby Noah and the controversy about having him with me at my markets (I haven't watched it; I steer clear of watching myself on TV). Noah was meant to have been in the studio with me but he was unusually unsettled that morning (typical!) so someone had to keep him company out in the » Read More

How to Make Laksa Nyonya (Thermocook Method)

Here is the recipe and replay of Episode 4 of the Southeast Asian Cooking Masterclass Series – Recipe - Laksa Nyonya INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup onion, quartered 6 garlic cloves 1 inch galangal 1 inch turmeric 1/2 Tbsp belacan powder 4 Tbsp soaked dried shrimp 2 inch length of lemongrass 1/2 cup chilli paste (from soaked, » Read More

How to Make Sambal Belacan and Serunding (Thermocook Method)

Here are the recipes and replay of Episode 1 of the Southeast Asian Cooking Masterclass Series - Recipe 1 - Sambal Belacan INGREDIENTS: 2 large onions 1 Tbsp chicken stock granules* 75 ml Fish sauce 2 Tbsp Belacan (shrimp paste) powder** 1 Tbsp crushed dried chillies 200g large red chillies 150 ml vegetable oil 2 » Read More

Summer Fruit Festival

When - 27-30 Oct 2016 Where - Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour The NSW Chamber of Fruit and Vegetables, aka Freshmark, have been running the charity Summer Fruit Auction at the Sydney Markets for years. This October, the Summer Fruit Auction will be expanded into the Summer Fruit Festival and it will run over four days in Tumbalong Park, » Read More

How to Make Roti Canai – Let’s Do Coffee TV

Here are the recipes from my latest TV segment on Channel Ten's Let's Do Coffee - Toor Dahl recipe - INGREDIENTS: 250 g toor dahl, soaked and drained 1 L water 250 g potatoes, cut into chunks 1 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 2 1/2 small green chillies 1/8 cup tamarind extract 1 1/4 tsp asafoetida powder 1 1/4 tsp mustard seeds 1 » Read More

How to Cook Prawns with Salt and Garlic

This is a very quick and easy prawn dish that calls for fresh prawns, oil, salt, garlic, and not much else. I made this during a live broadcast awhile back and am only now getting around to posting the recipe, so my apologies to my long-suffering YouTube subscribers. You will hear baby Noah fussing in the background as well (not a lot I can do » Read More

Interview on The Tao of Self Confidence Podcast

Earlier this week, I was featured on a podcast called The Tao of Self Confidence. In it, I mention a quote by James Altucher (author, Choose Yourself), and explain how it’s inspired me in my online shares. - I also talk about my evolution from a very narrow view of what my brand is about (Southeast Asian food) to what it is today - where I » Read More

Jackie M’s FREE E-book – A Quick Guide to Asian Ingredients

Well, this took long enough to launch! I had originally planned to release it in conjunction with my 30 Days 30 Asian Ingredients Periscope series, but held back because of constant tweaks to its contents. I kept coming up with more and more ingredients to add to this compilation, so much so it got a bit out of hand. Christine, my marketing » Read More

#SummerMyWay Lenovo #Yoga2Pro Laptop Winner Announcement

Well I’m so glad I’d managed to once again coerce my good friend Cyn (http://thefoodpornographer.com) to do the judging for this competition. There were so many stunning entries it would have been near impossible for me to pick one. First up, the winner of the Yoga 2 Pro laptop from Lenovo Australia and New Zealand in answer to the question - What » Read More