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Ragi Vermicelli with Spicy Peanut Dressing

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It’s hard to stay healthy when I’m a street food junkie by nature. But I try. I try as much as I could to add healthy ingredients and to cook something nutritious when I’m at home. Recently I discovered Ragi or finger millets, a very healthy ingredient available in many forms like flour and pasta. I

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Stir Fried Chicken with Asparagus

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I hope you’re not bored of my stir fried dishes because I have a thousand of them lining up to post on my blog. 70% of cooking techniques used in my kitchen is stir frying. It’s quick, good for retaining nutrients and flavors of the ingredients. I stir fry something everyday. Combining proteins and vegetables

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Beetroot Crust Pizza with Salad Topping

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For so many years, I have had only one way I really liked to cook beetroot– stir-frying shredded beetroot with garlic and eggs. I find the texture and flavor of this dish similar to a humble Thai stir-fried picked radish with eggs. This was the only way I enjoyed cooking beetroot until I found a

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Fried Fish and Shrimp Paste Sauce with Rice

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In Thailand, condiments are one of the essential parts of the meal. Different kind of sauces and dips accompany main dishes to emphasize and intensify the flavors. These dipping sauces are easy to make, usually with any ingredients that available in our kitchen. Chili flakes with a little sugar, lime juice, fish sauce and chopped

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Lemongrass and Garlic Prawns

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I love the fragrance of lemongrass. It’s incredibly earthy and aromatic. Lemongrass can be used as ingredient for marination or making curry paste and even used fresh in salad when you slice the stalk thinly. Lemongrass works great with seafood. Back home in Thailand, I usually stuff the whole fish with lemongrass and grilled them over

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Pasta with Roasted Vegetables

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Since I have been to Little Italy, I’ve been inspired to experiments with vegetarian dishes. I came to understand one of the most important parts of exploring new dishes and going for tasting. I would never think of cherish the wholesome roasted eggplants with lots of garlic and olives oil if it wasn’t for a

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Easy Cajun Beef Stew

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I was on a secret diet. GM diet. I will tell you about that later, but first, let me share you one of the most satisfying recipe I have eaten when I was on that diet. After being stripped from the right of having any kind of meat for 4 days, on the 5th day

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Fish and Rice Rice Vermicelli Salad with Sweet Soy Sauce Dressing

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Summer is the time when I miss Thailand the most. It’s been so long I have gone home, and I hope sometimes in August we could go spend sometimes travelling all over Thailand again. Summer back home is fun and vibrant. Every corner of the country seem to have those little colorful stalls selling shave

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15 Minutes Chicken and Macaroni Soup

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When I cooked this dish a few weeks ago, I literally had no time. I meant it when I said I had no time. Yaseen was home early, and I had to finish a lot of writings. He was hungry so I decided to whip something up easy in one pot. No mess, no fuss,

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Basil Chicken with Scallion Omelet

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In Thailand we have something called Ah Haan Jan Deaw (a meal in one plate). There are so many restaurants and food stalls running their businesses on that concept. It’s Thai-style fast food usually consisting of rice and all kind of toppings served in one plate. It’s one of my favorite ways of eating out

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