Monday 30 April 2012

Cuisine Paradise Turns 7!

Today, 30 April 2012 marks my 2,555 days (7th years) in blogging where Cuisine Paradise turns seven(7). Indeed time flies and it had being 7 years since I started with my 1st recipe post on "Steam Mini Pandan Kueh" with an aim just to share my tried and tested recipes and homecook dishes with friends.

Along the years, I have learn to cook and bake different kind of cuisines, food styling as well as into food photographing.  Despite of the ups and downs during my blogging days, I have get to know many new friends who share the same interest either from cooking, baking or photographing.

And to all readers of Cuisine Paradise, I hope I am enable to enlighten you with more improvements from my post and style of preparing the food(cooking/baking) through different stages of my project themes. Here I would like to sincerely voice out my appreciations and thoughts for those who has supported Cuisine Paradise during all these years. Thanks for all your feedback, comments and thoughts which enable Cuisine Paradise to achieve what it has today. Without all your supports and spread of words, Cuisine Paradise would not able to achieve up to 1.8 million page view (since June 2011 till date) and currently having about 150,000+ visitors per month.

Below are some of the flashbacks from Cuisine Paradise over the years:-

Avocado Chicken Parmigiana

With over 110,000 pins via from "Pinterest" and a total of 150,000+ Pageviews till date, this is one of the most popular recipe among readers of Cuisine Paradise. It is so easy to prepare that you only need an oven toaster instead of an oven to handle this recipe. And moreover this dish can be pair with either salad or pasta to end with a complete hearty meal.

If you want to prepare something simple and yet flavorsome to impress your loved ones, here is the recipe.

Happy Call Double-sided Pressure Pan

It's only a few months back that this "Happy Call Double-Sided Pressure Pan" has finally makes it way into many kitchens in Singapore and Malaysia after a year or so in Singapore. This happens from a Happy Call group known as Munch Ministry which set up by 2 ladies who share their interests and recipes on cooking quick and simply healthy food using  HCP.

Even though I have one of this Happy Call Pan (HCP) for more than a year plus, I did not really fully utilize it until I was influence by this HCP group in facebook. After which I have develop interest in trying different recipes using HCP from dishes to bake. Below are some example of my HCP cooking/baking project. For the full HCP recipes menu, please refer HERE.

Baked Sweet Potato

Sizzling Tofu

Claypot Rice

Pineapple Upside-down Cake

Muah Chee

Pandan Chiffon Cake


Making Bento is one of our weekly or at least twice a month mother and kid bonding activities whereby my boy and I will agreed on a theme to work together to assemble his bento.  Up till date I have about 30 quick and easy kid's bento featured in Cuisine Paradise and, below are some of our favourite among the rest.

Easter Chicky Bento

Penguins Bento

Red Angry Birds Bento


As a homemake and someone who loves to explore new kitchen products, I love to try new food or kitchen products whenever I spot something interesting during our weekly marketing trip. And from time to time I would also received product samples from media to be featured in Cuisine Paradise. Below are some of the product review posts and you could also read up more on this link HERE.

VOGEL's mueslis

Easy Thai Cooking(cookbook)

Zespri Kiwifruit Recipes

Korean Cooking

It has never come across my mind to learn how to prepare Korean cuisines at home. And it's only due to my recent interest in Korea drama that I am starting to love how to appreciate Korea dishes in another view. Before starting on this cooking project, friendly speaking I am not a fan of even their well-known appetizer; Kimchi(김치) nor Korean Rice Cake (Tteok - 떡) which can be used to cook soup, stewed or noodles. But now with their easy to prepare and delicious dishes I am keen in exploring more Korean cuisines with the help of my new Korean friend. Thanks Daphne!

Below are some samples of my Korean Cooking Project post. If you are keen to read up more on this project you can click on the link HERE.

Kimchi Tofu Soup

Korean Rice Cakes with Ramen Noodles

Sangyetang (recipe coming soon)

Lastly I hope my passion for "food" on this blog would be able to commit for another 7 years or more but till then I really needs all your supports and feedback in order to maintain this blog and continue to strike for better improvements. And if you are new to cooking/baking, I would like to welcome you on board and sincerely hope that my recipes collection would be able to help you cookout some quick and easy dishes for your loved ones.


  1. thats great Ellena... congrat !

  2. Congrats Ellena on making it so far! I've started reading your blog last year and have learnt much on cooking especially with he HCP :) Here's wishing you many more years of blogging. May your readership continue to grow and may you always find creative dishes to teach us.

    1. Hi Susan, thanks for your kind words and I hope what I have shared can contribute a few recipes to your kitchen venture :)

  3. Congrats on your 7th year!!! :D

  4. Congrats on your big 7.
    Time flies.

  5. keep going with ur passion. Appreciate ur effort in sharing what u know , i have two below 5 yo kids and struggling with making quick and easy lunch boxes as well as vv fast n simple dinner. Some of the recipes are like what i will probably make in ?4 yrs time haa but i really enjoy looking at them and *drool* =)

    1. Hi Shan, thanks for your words. Take care of young kids are not easy especially when it comes to their daily meals and etc. Hope my simple bento can be of some help to kids' meal.

  6. Congratz to your 7th anniversary. Many many more years to come.

  7. Pauline, Lobster, Wendy, Derrick. Thanks for your wishes and let's all brunch out for more "7" years to go in our blogging years :) Cheers!

  8. Congrats! Wow, 7 years! You have started blogging way before everyone does! And still actively posting your delicious recipes. Not easy, I know! I love your recipes and the cooking project. Although I'm more of a silent reader and seldom make comments. :) Thanks for sharing and please continue for many many years!! :)

    1. Thanks for your kind words and support SSB. I love all your Aspiring Baker themes too, sad to say these few months theme is not to my skill so i can't contribute any :( but I am still one of the loyal readers :)

  9. Happy Birthday to your blog! Wow, 7 years! I can't imagine my own little blog turning day. hehehe....Thanks for all your beautiful recipes and inspirations. I really enjoy reading your blog and always learn so much from you. :) I look forward seeing many many more delicious recipes from your blog for the years to come.

    1. Thanks Amy,

      You have a great and informative blog too and I am sure you would have many "7" years of recipes and post to contributes to your readers. Let's look forward to all the wonderful posts and sharing in near future :)

  10. Congrats on your 7th anniversary! For all these years (since those days as a silent reader), I really enjoy all your simple and delicious home-cooked meals. And you know what, just last friday, I prepared the kimchi tofu hotpot, after reading about your Korean food project.

    1. Thanks Fong, your bakes and dishes are always giving me inspiration and motivation to cook for the family and I hope one day I can have at least 30% of your baking skill :)

  11. Congrats. I am one of your ardent fans. Thanks for sharing your experiences, apart from the recipes.

    1. Thanks Kym Kym, You have a wonderful blogs and mouthwatering food photos and recipes too :) Keep the good work rolling!

  12. Love your blog! Been using yr recipes. Look forward to more exciting experiences and experiments from you. Congrats! Rachel Tham

    1. Thanks Rachel,

      Glad that you like those recipes that I have shared hope they are useful to you and your family in some ways :)

  13. Happy 7th anniversary to you. Here's wishing you many more years of inspiring people like me to cook out of our boundary.

    Many more years of blogging to you.

  14. Congratulations Ellena! I wish I knew you from the beginning, but I should be happy that at least I know you for a year now. It's been my pleasure to learn about cooking, photography, blogging, etc from you. And thank you for being such a great friend, Ellena! I treasure our friendship! It was a fun post to see which one is your most popular one. :-)

  15. Miss this out earlier! Congrats! You have achieved so much all these years! Really enjoy your blog!

  16. Hi
    I am quite new to your blog but I would like to thank you for unreservedly sharing all your tried-and-tested recipes. Keep up the good work.


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