12 things: new recipes

In the past 46 weeks, I tried 46 new recipes - one for each week as part of my 12 things for 2012.

The last 8 recipes were quite varied - pasta, curries, baked chicken and so on. The one dish I had the most 'fun' with was the meatloaf. Can I just say, I have never in my life tasted meatloaf before - the result of growing up in Singapore, I suppose. To me, it just seemed like such an old-fashioned and foreign dish; something I had only ever seen served up in a Hollywood movie. So it was a bit of a novelty for me to actually make it and serve it in my own home.
Week 39 - Orange spiced chicken
Week 40 - Spicy pork belly noodles
Week 41 - Pumpkin prawn curry
Week 42 - Lamb and cucumber salad
Week 43 - Lamb curry
Week 44 - Steam pork with egg
Week 45 - Meat loaf
Week 46 - Prawn and preserved lemon spaghetti
Do you realise we're only 6 weeks away from 2013? The thought both excites and scares me. I feel excitement because there's only 6 more new recipes to source and try before I finally tick off my list and celebrate with champagne! Scared because I cannot believe how quickly time has flown past and I find myself wondering if I have done enough and lived well enough.

Well, at least I can say I did these 12 things.

What about you? Have you ticked off your resolutions?

53 Responses to 12 things: new recipes

Anouka said...

Beautiful dishes! I admire your passion for cooking. Yes, it's hard to believe that 2012 is almost done. I find that the best way to stick to resolutions is to focus on them daily and take the first step in the now. xo

Punctuation Mark said...

I can't believe this year is almost over... that's crazy!!!

Camila Carneiro said...

How fun that you were able to accomplish your 12 things! And I dare say with a lot of style, because all those dishes look incredibly well presented and tasty :)
I had no idea we were that close to 2013... oh my!
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Marsa said...

you are my hero. such an amazing little chef you are :) i love cooking too and i'm always looking for new recipes! i need to learn more. thanks for sharing!

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honey my heart said...

mmm pumpkin curry! i would really like to try that.

Debie Grace said...

6 weeks?! I can't believe it hahaha! Anyway, your recipes always look sooooo delicious!! Looking forward to 6 more recipes! :D

Tania said...

This is such a great idea to try a new recipe every week. They surely do add up at the end of the year. I hope some made it to your regular recipes list. I wonder if the meatloaf did?!

Audrey Allure said...

It all looks so delicious!

Stephanie said...

Everything looks so delicious!

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Chai Chen said...

OMG Trishie! You made me hungry! The 1st pic makes me crave more for it! :)

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Heel in Mint said...

wow..everything here looks super delicious!! I feel the same way about 2013...hard to believe it's end of the year already. :)

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Danielle said...

wah, I had the same thought about the approaching new year - scary how time flies! Will you post any recipes? The meatloaf looks scrumptious! Wishing you a happy holiday,


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Lucia said...

awww I think I need to learn new recipes, it all looks super delicious! I'm so envy :)

Diana Marks said...

You are right, time flies so quickly. You are a great cook. Always so creative in the kitchen ;)

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Pamela RG said...

Wow Trishie, all of those dishes look so delicious. It feels good when you are achieving your goals isn't it? That's why I enjoy your blog,it's because you set realistic goals and you do your best to achieve them. Maybe I should think about my list of 12 things. I am glad you liked the award. Thanks for your kind comments in my blog.

Brittany LeSueur said...

Oh That meatloaf looks so good! I can't even remember my resolutions...how bad is that?!

Michelle said...

What a great idea your 12 things is. I try to cook a different recipe each week but sometimes the old faithful wins in the end when I come home from work and Im too tired to think I just want to cook and eat! I havent made meatload before either but it is on my list of things to try! Your dishes look delicious :)

Shirley Tay said...

Nice round-up, Trish! I would like to try the pumpkin curry; sounds interesting!

Shoe Bell(i)e said...

Drool!!! They all look yummy! Don't think I've had steam pork and egg. Meatloaf is a nice go-to dish and you can do so much with it, I think:p Looking forward to see the last 6 dishes:)

Juanita said...

Only 52 weeks in a year. That is always scary.

I used to enjoy making meatloaf! But not anymore since coming to Switzerland -- finding minced chicken or turkey has been very challenging!

helen said...

that is SO cool how you kept your resolutions for 2012... so legit! all of your dishes look AMAZING. restaurant worthy, for sure. did you end up liking meatloaf? i don't really like it even though i grew up in the states, but the husband does, so i make it from time to time. your curries look really good too! do feel free to share the recipes if you feel inclined :) i would love to try them!

josephinechoo said...

Everything looked delicious!!! You can open your own restaurant soon..I have no idea how many weeks we are going to 2013..and you reminded me.Yes,is scary yet exciting for future.Happy day,dear

Sam said...

Hi sweety, everything looks so professionally presented like in a restaurant! Your such a foodie inspiration, I want to do this challenge next year!

aliceinbo said...



Have you done the 12 wishes for 2012? One of my "have to " this new 2013 is "reading the clasics". I hope i will!

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Nice job Trishie, those dishes all look delish!

Courtney Starr said...

This looks so good! Now Im hungry :)

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Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

The photos make me hungry. The thought of the remaining weeks of 2012 makes me want to do daring and scary activities. :)

Erica said...

So many good meals. So, when are you coming over to my house to cook??!!

FASHION TALES said...

Such an interesting and fun goal to add to the list. I love pumpkin curry, that looks delicious!

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

Those dishes look amazing! Whenever I try a new recipe it's always something pretty mundane and boring. I should take a leave out of your book!

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Niina - It seems pretty obvious. said...

I love the fact that you try so many new recipes! I need to start doing that too :)

Paulina said...

Everything looks delicious !!

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

That is quite the achievement! My only resolution was to pet a pug. Thankfully I did get to cross it off my list:D It was awesome!

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look see said...

Yummo! I've never been a fan of meatloaf, but might have to give it a try again!

little t said...

Meatloaf is one of my fave recipes of all time. This looks delish!

Gracie said...

You are so talented with cooking. Everything looks delicious and I don't even like seafood or pork but you make it look good :) Well done on sticking to your resolution.

Ang Lam said...

I wish I can cook as good as you do dear!

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Becca @ The Beauty Sample said...

Mmm...that lamb and cucumber salad is making my mouth water SO badly right now!! :P

Prisilia Felicia said...

You got a great determination!! If it's me I must've already give up in week 3 haha all of them look delicious :O not good for diet.....

lizchewy said...

Your resolution is so cool! You remind me of Julie & Julia ^-^ All the food you made looks so good and looking at them made me so hungry. I have never tried western meatloaf before. I have only had chinese style steamed meat patties. LOL

I didn't actually make a list of resolution for 2012. I think I need to start thinking of my resolutions for 2013. I can't believe it's only weeks away now.

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Confessions of A Confused City Girl said...

OMG... im currently starving and this food looks sooooo yummy!

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fhenny said...

everything looks so nicee!
maybe it's time for me to add more recipes in my cooking file too
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Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake said...

All the dishes look so yummy!! You're so talented, can make so many delicious dishes. :D

Catherine said...

I like this idea of trying a new recipe a week, it means you don't always eat the same things which sometimes we can do or at least lately since I'm feeling a little tired of the meal planning. I haven't done so well this year with my resolutions sadly.

Megan Wait said...

Can I ship you to South Africa and keep you as my personal cook?

I might get a bit fat, but hey, it will be well worth it!

Ann said...

All these looks delicious.

Have a couple of books I want to finish before 2012 is up.
A mad dash to the finish!

Samantha Gilbert said...

I definitely ticked off starting a blog, so I am super happy about that, lol. These look amazing!

rooth said...

You know, I never had meatloaf until I made it for myself either and I really liked it :)

Elle Sees said...

I am the worst cook but I absolutely love looking at food blogs and recipeS

Jenee C. said...

These dishes all look delicious, I admire your dedication to trying a new recipe a week. Looking forward to your future dishes. So how did the meatloaf turn out? It's crazy to think we're only 6 weeks away from 2013.

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Peach Macarons said...

Good on you for getting through your 12 things! I didn't have a physical list, but I have definitely achieved a lot of my personal goals this year. Feels good! Next year I think I'll have to do an actual list and share my progress. It's a lovely idea.
PS- that prawn pasta looks delicious!
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Shoko said...

what a fantastic challenge! i'm inspired :)

Not Just A Pretty Dress said...

Trishie, these dishes look amazing and I'm sure they were also delicious!