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Split Lentil and Kale Stew

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I used to hate vegetarian food to the point that I would be really upset when I had to be in all-vegetarian restaurants. Meat was such a big part of the food I grew up eating. I thought a meal without animal proteins was incomplete and unfulfilled. Living in India has changed my perspective about

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Winter Melon and Yogurt Curry

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When we drive down to the south of India, usually a 2 days journey, we eat at the restaurants on the highways. As we cross a border to state of Kerala, we look the stalls that serve traditional meals, meals in banana leaves. Sadik calls them Nadan Bakshanam. These roadside restaurants are modest, with a light

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Stir Fried Roasted Eggplant

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Sadik and I decided to buy fresh vegetable on daily basis from the local stores instead of buying everything on the weekend from supermarkets. We still go to supermarkets on the weekend to get other groceries and snack, but seasonal and local produce are just on the sides of the road outside our apartment. We

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Mushroom Mee Grati

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Hi guys! We have been busy with the monsoon trek, and I completely forgot that this blog is malnourished by the delicious cooking. Last weekend we went on another trek which I was completely soaked in the rain the whole trip. When I got home, I was down with a massive headache. Anyway, another big

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Thai Eggplant Dip

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Thai Eggplant Dip is spicy gooey delicious dip loaded with fresh herbs and chilies. This dish is prominently cooked in Laos and northeast region of Thailand. It is served with sticky rice and fresh or steamed vegetable. It is one of the first dishes I learned to make when I was a kid. I remember

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How to Cut a Jackfruit

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Jackfruit is glorious tropical fruit with thick spiky skin and yellow soft flesh inside. It looks similar to durian fruit, but the skin is much softer. Jackfruit has strong sweet fruity aroma, and the fruit can grow as gigantic as 35 kg and more. Jackfruits are grown all over Asia, and the juicy sweet golden

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Vegan Bombay Sandwich

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I have been incorporating more vegetarian and plant based food in my diet this summer. The reason why I even considered this is because summer really kills my appetite. I have been noticing the boys left the chunks of meat on their plates, too. I guess the meat is too heavy for the stomach at

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Preserved Veggies and Citrus Fruits

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I love preserved veggies and citrus fruits in salad. I think the juicy sweet and sour pouch in each bite makes the simple dish more interesting. You kind of want to dig in for it more and more after every bite. I also learn that pickled veggies are so good with spicy meal, too. It

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Hot and Spicy Noodle with Mushroom and Bok Choy (Vegan)

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I really love spicy food. It’s a sweet torture. Spicy food is exciting. When you add the word “Spicy” to anything, I will totally want it. Oh wait! There’s something better than spicy food. Yes! When the food is both hot and spicy, it’s out of this world amazing! It’s another healthy eating day for me.

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Steamed Pumpkin with Coconut and Sugar

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Winter is slowly blowing away from the city. At night the hot air already sneaks in to our bedrooms. We need to crank up the fan to sleep now. I put my winter clothes away and tug the thick blankets in a storage under my bed. I never like summer. It makes me feel tired

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