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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Stir Fried Chicken with Soy Sauce (15 Minute Meal)

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I just got back from a trip in Kerala. It’s good to be back in my kitchen, listening to my own country songs and cooking my kind of food, comfort food. 15 minutes. Quick and flavorful, just how I like it, just how I always cook. I put rice in the rice cooker, this will take

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Healthy Multigrain Cornbread Muffins

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Humble rustic food wins my heart any day. I love something whole and hearty. I like the table full of good food with family and friends gather around it. When I make cornbread, I think of such occasion— the cozy evening when everybody is in good mood and hot food make them hang around a

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Steak with Beetroot and Goat Cheese Sauce with Orange Glazed Potato

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I recently found my obsession with beetroot. My little boy hates it, but Sadik and I love beetroot when it is cooked right. I still owe you a recipe of beetroot with eggs that I guarantee that it would goes so well with hot rice. But today, let me share you a healthy alternative for your

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