Sriracha Noodle

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So the boys are out as usual. Yaseen is actually having exams right now. Can you imagine? I don’t remember school being so strict like this when I was a kid. Here I’m alone at home most of the time during the week. If I don’t go out for lunch or shopping with friends, I

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Spaghetti with Lamb and Mushroom Sauce

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Food processor is such a lifesaver for someone who doesn’t like chopping. I am so thankful for this machine whenever I have to finely chop some onion which can be a tearful job, and I can’t even do it that well. A few days ago, I made some Lamb and Mushroom Meat Sauce. When I make

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What I Do with Leftover 5 Spice Beef Stew

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When I cook a big pot of beef like what I did with Chinese Five Spice Beef Stew in the previous post, there is always some leftover. I store it in a Tupperware and freeze it. This can go for a month, and it comes in so handy often when you’re hungry and need a

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Chinese Five Spice Beef Stew

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Winter is truly the season of comfort food. I finally get my Thai hotpot out. This pot is usually used for serving Tom Yum or other kind of thin broth. The hollowed middle section of the pot is filled with live coal which gives the heat to the food and keeps it bubbling the entire

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Chili and Garlic Spaghetti with Prawns

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Spaghetti is my favorite kind of pasta; I’ve said it too many times already. I can always be happy with a messy plate of spaghetti and meat sauce. I also love to make a super quick pasta dishes that can be served in a hurry. Simplicity and the freshness of the ingredients is the key. I

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Thai Green Prawn Curry with Eggplants

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When you crave a home food in a foreign country, it’s not easy to find one exactly like what your mom makes. In India, most of the time when I order Thai food in the restaurants, I always find a little extra something undesirable in the dish. For example, the curries here are way thicker

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Steak with Mushroom Sauce

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The weather is crazy here in Pune. It’s been cold, warm, and out of the blue, today it’s raining. All these feel very cozy, and I’m loving it. I have more time to spend in my kitchen. The boys love that I cook abundantly every day. We make a heavy feast for supper, and in

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5 Spices Beef Sandwich

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Yesterday I marinated flank strips with garlic, white peppercorns, Chinese 5 Spice, salt, egg, soy sauce and a very generous amount of sugar. Today when these strips lick the greasy hot pan, they instantly turn crisp and dark brown. The strips are tender and packed with aroma of the spices. As I fry them in

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Lazy Cheesy Spaghetti

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This week I’ve been hanging out with Yaseen all days because he’s on a mini vacation before exam. We had lots of fun after I help him with his study. We watch cartoons and cook comfort food. In a way, this feels like a vacation to me, too. During this cozy lazy week, we’ve been cooking

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Chicken Red Curry with Bamboo Shoot

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Lately, I’ve been day dreaming about my childhood, when the world was simple and full of adventure. I love every part of this memory, but most especially, I adore anything that involves going to the forest. Like wild mushroom picking, finding bamboo shoots on the mountains was so much fun. On the weekend, my mom

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