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Dal is a dried lentil that has been split, hull removed. There is an abundant variety of dal in India. Dal is also a comforting dish made by cooking dried split pulse until it becomes the delightful thick gravy. The simple flavor of dal is grown on me. I am loving it so much I

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Tofu with Crab

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It’s funny I think I’m kind of mean to my kid sometimes. Yaseen is scared of crab. He is not a fan of any kind of shellfish either. But he loves tofu you see. So it’s so wicked of me to combine these two ingredients together. I love how tofu is so nutritious, but it

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Khanom Jeen

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Khanom Jeen is a local fast food dish in Thailand. It’s sold from 4 in the morning till midnight… well, these days maybe 24 hours in some night markets. It’s my one of favorite food since childhood. Khanom Jeen is fermented rice noodle with curry. The curries can be made with fish or chicken. During

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Prawn and Cashew Nuts in Thai Sweet Chili Paste

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Do you know you can eat cashew fruits? When I was a kid, during dry winter in Thailand, there were cashew apples hanging on the trees. Yes, the fruits look kind of like apples or maybe pears, with yellowish orange to juicy red. I took a bite once, but didn’t like it one bit. I

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Chicken and Tofu with Basil

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I’m surprised my kid likes tofu. It’s funny because tofu and I didn’t really have a love at first sight kind of story. It took me a while to get used to it. I think the reason I like tofu is because of its nutrient more than its taste. Anyway, I’m blessed that he is

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Oriental Spaghetti

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When I have leftover spaghetti in the fridge, I usually do something quick with it in the morning. It may sounds strange to have spaghetti for breakfast, but it’s not something new to me. I have heavy breakfast often. Different types of noodle are perfect for a hearty breakfast dishes. This is a fusion dish

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Spicy Sausage with Pea and Carrot

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I love spicy sausage. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this a dozen times already, but yes, spicy sausage is my thing. My favorite way to cook it is with spaghetti. Today I’m trying something different, and I really need to learn to use all veggies in my fridge, and not let them go to waste. So

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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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