Eating Seasonally and Locally is My Thing

Eating seasonally and Locally

In the peak of monsoon season in India, the local markets all over the country seem to be flourished with fresh produce. This is a season you will find the purplish tart berries like Jamoon. Fresh herbs like mint and coriander seem to be more fragrant than usual. The mango season has faded, and I’ve missed a chance to try Chicken in Mango Sauce. All the vegetable are more firm and succulent. It’s the magical time for the local produce.

Healthy is a word I use really often now. I try to cook healthier than I usually do. This

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Vietnamese Noodle Soup

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I love noodle soup. Any kind of noodle soup. It’s the combination of soft and rubbery noodle in flavorful hot broth that feels very soothing. I cook noodle really often at home. Maybe more than five times a week. We handle all types of noodle in my kitchen; whether it’s Thai rice noodle, Japanese Soba and Somen noodles, or Vietnamese sticky thick rice noodle, we love them all. Noodle is comforting, and it’s appropriate to eat at any time of the day.

I posted Vietnamese Noodle Soup before here. It is a hit in my home. Everyone falls in

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How to Eat Healthy at a Buffet

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Have you ever had so much food you’re so full you couldn’t breathe? I think we all have been there at some point in our lives. For me, this happens a lot. It’s very hard for me to stop eating when I love the food. The hardest thing to handle must be the buffet. It’s a blooming garden of food and dessert, especially dessert…oh boy! I’m not gonna lie, but most of the time I fail to not stuff myself too much at the buffet places. It’s hard, and there should to be a strict rule to protect people like

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Maple Red Bean Paste

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I really need to share this recipe. But first of all, sorry I took the pictures in the evening so they didn’t come out pretty. But I swear this red bean paste with maple syrup is worth taking a note right now. To tell you the truth, since I pledged to eat healthier (again), it had been a struggle to truly enjoy a meal that is not FAT! But yea, after a while, I’m starting to get used to with the idea of plainly cherishing the flavor of each ingredient. I like the simplest thing better now. Like this bean

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Horror Friday: What Happens after You Die?

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What happens after you die is an intriguing question that most people don’t want to confront. I have always been so obsessed with this topic since forever. It’s compelling and scary at the same time. And this week, instead of watching horror movie, my best friend and I decided to have a thrilling discussion about what happens after you die.

Before I get into the whole conversation, I want to talk to you about my novel writing progress. Some of you wrote to me and asked me if I still wrote novels. Yes, friends, yes, I still do though

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Food on a Rainy Day

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Sometimes good food is all you need to cure a small cold on a gloomy rainy day. It’s been raining all day. The air is super wet and cold. It’s weird that I find my house looking particularly cozy when I’m sick. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s the couch that looks more welcoming. The bed feels softer. My kitchen is warmer.

Eat Food That Fights a Cold

When I’m starting to feel like I’m going to catch a cold, I always am so delight to pamper myself with a bowl of chicken broth made with chicken carcass, garlic,

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Mushroom and Spinach Couscous

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The healthy season is back! Yes, I’m in that phase again where I give more important to fitness and health. I know I have been breaking so many weight loss vows in the past. I admit that I have so little attention span for any of my ambitions lately.

So yesterday I went grocery shopping. And to stick to being healthy, I tried my best to get fresh and healthy stuff. I got lots of greens, potato and pumpkin. The fresh cucumbers were juicy. I also got some mangoes and guavas as well. Something I rarely cook at home is

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Horror Friday: Insidious Chapter 3


So you know that I write paranormal fiction and I love horror movies. It’s been a few months now that I initiate a Horror Movie Friday to my friends, and we have been doing that almost every week. We would get together during lunch and watch horror movies. They are not necessarily the new releases, but something we thought it would give us nightmares at night. So every Friday I will share my horror movie experiences, books, articles and stories here. Don’t worry… I will still share my recipes on the other day. We won’t turn this site into a

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Small Town Girl without a Blog


Some of you who have been following this blog might remember that I mentioned my other blog Small Town Tes a few times now. I took it down recently because I couldn’t keep up with the volumes of work I have to put in to maintain both blogs. Small Town Tes is another humble personal blog of mine that shows other side of me other than my love of food. I share about my life coming from being a girl from a small town, my silly rants, my music, my novels, my personal style, and other random things unlike Tes

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Pretty Pink Brownie

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Pink was my favorite color once. It’s one of the cutest colors in the world. Now my favorite color is purple, and I feel like it’s more me.

Okay, back to pink. Pink just turns anything into “cute.” Remember the dark luscious brownies we all love? Now imagine it in pink. It’s so pretty, right? So cute and so yummy.

I successfully pull a tray of pink brownies out of my oven. The smell of it is so lovely, like the scent of what could come out of strawberry milkshake mixed with butterscotch cake. Oh yum!


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