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Mushroom with Yellow Bean Paste

The weather has turned boiling hot in my city. It’s strange because in the morning the temperature is quite cool. On Sunday, when we made a spontaneous trip out of town, we were surprised to see that it was only 14 C in the morning, and the mercury rose throughout the day, so by the

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Crispy Mushroom and Tofu Curry

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I’m excited about the coming trip. It’s that time of the year again when we can drive down south to visit our family in Kerala. As usual, I will be getting something for the kids, Yaseen’s cousins. My in-laws don’t encourage us to spoil them, but we can’t help because we want to do just

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Tofu and Mushroom with Seaweed Soup

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It’s another busy week in this household. Yaseen is having mid-term exams at the moment, and Sadik is in the south for the conference. It’s tough when I have to run the show alone. Usually, Sadik helps me get Yaseen ready for school while I cook them breakfast and pack lunch. Now I have to

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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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Thai Sago Pudding

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Thai desserts can act as breakfast because of how light and nourishing they are. When you visit the fresh markets in Thailand as early as 4am, you will see several dessert stands under the hanging yellow light bulbs. The tables are usually spread with colorful desserts from coconut jelly to the delightful drops of smooth,

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Kanji (Kerala Rice Porridge)

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Have you ever play the game called Opposite? Yaseen taught us this game. We always play it while we are on a long road trip. In Opposite game, you are supposed to ask each other the yes-or-no questions. It’s a good way to learn more about someone. The fun part of the game is you

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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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{5 Minutes Snack} Spiced Paneer

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My 7 years old boy Yaseen just loves tofu and paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese). When we go grocery shopping at a supermarket, he usually runs to the cold storage section and grabs a few blocks of tofu or paneer by himself. He is very particular about how he wants them to be cooked. For tofu,

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Steamed Tapioca and Coconut Cake

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We were back from our south India road trip about 5 days ago, and finally I got my internet back. It’s time to get back to telling you guys about our trip and the delicious recipes we have been cooking. I will talk about the trip later, and there are going to be a lot

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Thai Green Curry with Tofu, Bamboo Shoot and Mushroom

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When I was a kid, the idea of vegetarian food was ridiculous. I didn’t think it was possible, especially in Thai cuisine where meat is such a important element in most dishes, and the most important condiment like fish sauce is prominent in every savory dishes. I thought that Thai vegetarian food was unrealistic. Today,

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