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How Kids Start Cooking

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Sometimes I am amazed by how kids in this generation are so dependent as compare to how I was in my childhood. I’m not sure if you will agree with me, but about 30 years ago, kids had more freedom. At the age of 6, they could go play quite far from home unsupervised. In my case, I used to go to the forest alone or with a small group of friends who were also in my age. World back then was safer than it is right now I guess, because I couldn’t see myself let my 7 years old

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Driving from Mumbai to Diveagar

Aravi Beach

So last weekend we went on a spontaneous trip to Diveagar, a lovely beach town in Konkan region of Maharashtra. It’s about 4 hours drive from our home in Pune. To be honest, our ultimate destination was Bharad Khol Fish Market, and we remembered that it opened around 7 am. In the crazy plan we had in mind, we would drive out of town at 2 am so we could be on the beach by sunrise. It would be madness. You know how driving at night is like. And to drive like that across the mountains, it would be extremely

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Noodle with Prawns in Black Bean Sauce

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Noodle with Prawn in Black Bean Sauce is one of my favorite dishes to cook and to eat. Basically, I love anything that can be whipped up quickly and served in a big single bowl. Food like this is comforting, and I can eat it every day.

The great thing about simple food is it allows each component on the plate to shine, and it’s wonderful, especially, when you have fresh ingredients to work with. My mom always says that rice should taste like the mud they’re grown in, and seafood should smell like sea breeze. The seasonings should

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Trip to Kerala 2016

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Kerala is Sadik’s hometown so we often fly there. But when we have a lot of time, we always plan a wonderful long road trip to get to that beautiful paradise. I lost count of how many times we had driven to Kerala. There are multiple ways to comfortably travel to Kerala, from flights to buses and even trains. There is no direct flight from Pune to Calicut City of Kerala so we usually take a flight from SpiceJet Airlines from Pune to Cochin, and then we have to take a 4 hours taxi ride to our home in Kerala.

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Aravi Beach and Bharad Khol | Walk with Us

Aravi Beach

Come walk with us in a beautiful morning here in Aravi Beach, a quiet beach near Diveagar, in the coastal region of India. After that, let’s visit Bharad Khol Fish Market before heading out for a heavy breakfast at a local restaurant in the middle of nowhere.

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Aravi Beach and Bharad Khol Fish Market | Walk with Us

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Miso Soup

Miso Soup

I love miso soup that is served along with the meal in Japanese restaurants. My boys absolutely hate it so it benefits me because I can have two extra bowls of soup every time. At home, I serve miso soup selfishly in a big bowl just for me when I make Japanese Inspired meal. I love to have it along with rice. It is comforting and satisfying.

Miso soup is very easy to make. It takes about 7-10 minutes or so. I love the pungent, fermented fragrant in this soup. It is very light and warm.

Miso Soup Ingredients:

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India to Myanmar to Thailand Road Trip

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It’s 2016, and the international highway connecting India, Myanmar and Thailand is operational, but we are far from making this trip happen. One thing I can promise you guys is we won’t give up on this dream. We are definitely going to make it one way or the other. It’s kind of difficult for me to write this post because I am very disappointed that we are not on this amazing road trip already, but we owe it to the people who follow our journey closely the update on our plan and stuff.

There is actually only one reason

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Pla Ra Substitute

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Food nostalgia is a common sickness when you live away from home. Although we cook 80% Thai food at home here in India, but the flavor of it is difficult to come close to the simple food cooked with rustic fresh ingredients only available in Thailand. I’ve learned to adapt and adjust to make my food here taste like home, but my kitchen in India will always lack of that something, and it always makes me miss home food in Thailand like crazy.

Pla Ra or Thai Preserve Fish is the most important ingredients in Isaan region (Northeast) of

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Thai Cucumber Salad (Isaan Style)

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In my childhood, during summer vacation in Thailand, I used to work so many random jobs to earn extra cash that I could splurge on Sailor Moon stickers. We weren’t poor, but my parents always encouraged me to work so I could learn something from the experiences. I used to work at a gas station. I used to sell snacks door-to-door. I used to cross-checked accounting work. I used to make mats from reeds, and oh my God, I used to collect the reeds from the shallow lake full of leeches. Yike! I used to go hunting and collecting forest

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Tom Kha Pla (Thai Coconut Fish Soup)

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In Thailand, Tom Kha and Tom Yum Dishes are served with meal and rice. They’re not served as soup like how you get them in the restaurants around here. The spicy fragrant broth is perfect for keeping the meal exciting. This is the fish version of the delicious famous Tom Kha Gai. I use the chunky kingfish in this dish, and it gives the wonderful sweetness in the creamy white broth.

Tom Kha Pla is very easy to make. It takes roughly 10 minutes or so to cook. The hard work is in the prepping because if you want

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