My first eggplant parmigiana experience

For the full recipe including the backstory to this meal, please check out Gary makes eggplant parmigiana over on Yummy Lummy!

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Eggplant Parmigiana with steamed broccolini

Aubergine and sous vide chicken laksa

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Aubergine chicken laksa soup


  • Aubergine (Eggplant)
  • Leftover sous vide chicken thigh
  • Coconut cream
  • Laksa paste
  • Red onion (finely diced)
  • Fennel (finely diced)
  • Red cabbage (finely shredded)
  • Coriander leaves, stems and roots (chopped)
  • Fried shallots
  • Lime juice
  • Black whole peppercorns (ground in a mortar with a pestle)
Safety glove


  • Combine the laksa paste, coconut cream, and the fluid from the vacuum bag into a large saucepan and bring to the boil and simmer.
  • Cut the aubergine into thin strips and add into the simmering coconut cream.
  • Add slices of chicken thigh and stir through until the chicken has warmed through.
  • Add in juice from one lime and stir through.
  • Turn off the heat and then add in the red onion, fennel, red cabbage, coriander, and pepper.
  • Transfer everything to a bowl and then garnish with fried shallots.
Aubergine chicken laksa soup

Nude bog

Tonight, over on Yummy Lummy I posted a recipe for nood bog or nude bog or noodle bolognese.

I made it with eggplant noodles

Photograph of an eggplant or aubergine or the 🍆 Gary Lum
Eggplant 🍆

Check out the recipe at Yummy Lummy.

Nood bog thumbnail

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Roast chicken wings with Sichuan seasoning

Roast chicken wings with Sichuan seasoning


  • Chicken wings
  • Queensland nut oil
  • Sichuan seasoning


  • Put the chicken wings in a bowl
  • Squirt in some Queensland nut oil
  • Shake in some Sichuan seasoning
  • Toss the wings and rub in the oil and seasoning
  • Lay the wings on a rack over a baking tray
  • Cook in a toaster oven for 45 minutes at 200 °C
  • Eat the wings with your fingers
Photograph of Roast chicken wings with Sichuan seasoning. Gary Lum.
Roast chicken wings with Sichuan seasoning

Dinner tonight

Dinner tonight is all about the 🍆

Photograph of an eggplant or aubergine or the 🍆 Gary Lum
Eggplant 🍆
Photograph of an eggplant or aubergine or the 🍆 Gary Lum
Eggplant 🍆

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