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About (updated as of 2012!)

Hi! I’m Rachel.

Thanks for visiting!

Welcome to humble little blog that details my baking/cooking journeys…

I took a long hiatus from 2008 to 2012 as I started working and kinda grew weary of blogging. But I’m back and hope to share many more wonderful and simple recipes with everyone.

No doubt I’m even more busy at work and traveling to many amazing cities, but cooking and baking always calms my senses and it is such a joy creating wholesome yummy treats for my friends and family. Now that I’m a ‘little’ older, I’ve grown more health conscious and always make an effort to adapt my recipes to reduce the fat/sugar and increase the fibre and nutritional value of my dishes.

I’ve also started giving simple cooking lessons to close friends as I believe that it is very important for ladies to feed good wholesome foods to their men and children… And yes, my ultimate dream is have my very own TV show just like Nigella (isn’t she just talented and just gorgeous?) or have my very own cooking school and cafe! Otherwise, I wanna have my very own fast food chain serving out healthy low cal, low carbs quick meals!

In my (extra)spare time(if there is even any left!), I love to snuggle up to a good book, suss out yummy food around Singapore, exercise (to keep all the calories from sampling all the food!), and tinker around with my beads and make my own jewellery. I’m quite an adrenaline junkie at heart and have taken to snowboarding and wakeboarding recently too!

I encourage you to give my recipes a try! And feel free to ask any questions because at the end of the day, baking and cooking is all about trying and gaining experience from it! Have fun!




1. laggist - April 28, 2006

your site rocks my socks

2. thelazychef - April 28, 2006

Haha.. Thank you very much! ๐Ÿ™‚
Glad you like it…

3. Ben - June 8, 2006

Cool, so many cakes haha

4. Linda - June 28, 2006

hey..great site! Just found abt it only. I shall give yr recipe a try!
nice knowing u rachel..stay in touch. Way to go for e recipes.

5. thelazychef - July 4, 2006

Hi Linda!

Thanks for visiting! Yup! Do give my recipes a try and give me comments or send me pictures of how they turned out! haha… Nice knowing you too… ๐Ÿ˜‰

6. Dilly - September 11, 2006

HI …. by chance did you ever post an ” Oreo Chesse Cake ”
recipe before?

7. thelazychef - September 20, 2006

Hi Dilly…

I’m sorry I didn’t see this earlier…

I have made Oreo Cheesecake before, but I didn’t try it personally(made it for a friend, but he said that it was very good and all his friends love it)…

I would normally only post recipes that I have tried myself(both making and eating!) or I won’t be able to help those who encountered problems while using my recipes.

I have plans to make an Oreo cheesecake soon though , so yes, I’ll post it up once its done… ๐Ÿ™‚ For now, check out my other cakes… ๐Ÿ˜‰

8. Dilly - September 23, 2006

Thanks for replying…. That’s why I thot I saw it in your Blog before.
Just wanna tell you that I have tried it a few times. It’s a keeper.
Lastly, your Blog is one of my favs.
Keep up the GOOD work..
Cheers !

9. olga - October 10, 2006

Do you have any ideas for halloween cakes or biscuit that won’t contain sugar that i could make with my 3 yo son?

10. bubbles - October 15, 2006


for the nice lay out that u used each time also in your jwellery site.

where do you do it? Indesign?


11. thelazychef - October 15, 2006

Hi bubbles…

I use photoshop CS for all my layout design… haha.. its my latest hobby…

Definately not an easy application to learn but I love the products and I’m slowly learning more each time I use it.. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope it helps!

12. yen shing - October 27, 2006

ONE DAY.. i shall bake like you..
inspiration.. haha.

13. thelazychef - November 10, 2006

Hi Yen shing!

Haha… Glad i’m an inspiration…Well, keep that spirit up! I’m sure you’ll bake as well, or even better than me! ๐Ÿ™‚

14. Jian - December 16, 2006

I salute you for bringing the ricecooker bread to life! : ) Heh…

15. thelazychef - December 18, 2006


Thank you Jian! ๐Ÿ˜€

16. dwarf - December 20, 2006

Hi!!! ur tarts is looks tempting i bet it must be delicious, u mind share the recipe with me??? please… it had been a while i searching for this recipe!!!! please!!!!!! anyway link me up aite!!!!

17. Evelyn - December 30, 2006

Hi ! juz found out abt ur site……very interesting !
Any idea on bake rice recipes ? Kindly share please……..
Thks !

18. thelazychef - January 4, 2007

Hi Evelyn…

I have tried baked rice before, but yes, what I did was very simple. Just get cooked rice, throw on some ham, canned mushrooms and cooked crab sticks, then I added cream of chicken(yes, the canned one! Mix it with a little water to make it smooth) over the rice(not too much, cos its very salty!!!), then throw on mozzarella cheese and bake in oven at 200 degrees till the cheese turns golden brown.

Not the real baked rice recipe but something I created when I wanted to eat baked rice… haha…
If I try a better baked rice recipe next time, I’ll post up the recipe! ๐Ÿ˜‰

19. jing - January 30, 2007


I am currently an NTU student as well and hopes to do a short interview with you for my assignment. We hope to introduce NTU students who are able to lead a balanced life outside school doing something they like for e.g in your case is baking and making jewellery.

Please kindly contact me at ng.jy@hotmail.com.

Thank you very much.


20. ling - January 31, 2007

hello lazychef.. i m a baker as well.. i like to share recipes n baking tips.. so happy to see ur kai chai peng recipes.. i think i can make this for coming chinese new year.. ๐Ÿ™‚
love ya… keep it up!!!
cheers.. God bless

21. thelazychef - February 5, 2007

To Jing: Mailed!

To Ling: Hey! I’m glad you found my site useful. Hope it turns out well! God bless too!

22. The Orange Ox - June 3, 2007

Hi Rachel,
You have the same birthday as me 12 Jul (read fr one of your sites). I was born in the year of the ox. Orange is one of my favourite colors and it started with ‘O’. Hence the name.

Your sites looks good. It’s pretty creative and interesting. I’m going to attend some baking and coffee making courses and hopefully start a coffee shop.
My site is about money http://theorangeox.blogspot.com
Check it out! Could you link my link with yours.

23. thelazychef - June 3, 2007

Hi Orange Ox,

Wow… we share the same bday! Fantastic!
Anyway, thanks for visiting my site, am glad you enjoyed your stay here.

Well, I’ve checked out your blog and I’m sorry to say that I can’t link you on my lazychef blog because those on my blogroll are food-related(be it recipes, or food reviews, etc) but your blog does not fall into this category. Sorry about that!

Thanks for visiting anyway!

24. The Orange Ox - June 3, 2007

OK. No problem. If you want me to add your link to my blog I’ll be happy too. Just give me an OK to do so.

25. Sooth - October 11, 2007

An engineer, eh? Doesn’t invoke a yawn in me at all! I’m doing my Phd in EE as well and I love cooking. Just wandered onto your site and I must say that the results look divine! I definitely will try the recipes one of these days but I’m facing a problem of a poorly equipped kitchen. Most of the cooking I do nowadays come from my oven toaster and I must say that I thoroughly enjoy improvising on the cooking styles (eg. how to convert traditional wok style cooking to the oven toaster). Must be the engineer in me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

26. thelazychef - October 16, 2007

Hi Sooth!

Haha… hello fellow EE pal…
Glad you enjoy cooking as much as me!

And yes, I think being having an analytical mind from all the engineering training helps in the cooking process as well! The kitchen is like a lab, and cooking is like doing experiments!

27. Hungry Hamster - November 21, 2007

Hey, I recently stumbled upon your blog. It’s a great one! Will definitely be one of your regular readers soon!

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29. Vivien - March 28, 2009

May i know what camera you are using in regards to photos in your food blog? I am doing a personal survey before buying a new camera as current photos in my blog kinda sucks, i am using a 5-years-old Pentax Option4S. Thanks for your help

possible email me back at vivien_1223[at]yahoo[dot]com

30. iwritemyownstory - September 23, 2011

you’re an amazing baker. I’m glad I found you blog. love it so much and followed it straight away! โค

31. icon package - September 17, 2012

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