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Garlic and Pepper Chicken with Rice

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The only thing I miss the most when I travel is cooking. I love eating food at local restaurants a lot, but after a while, I crave the comfort of home-cooked meal. A lot of you guys have been telling me to share more recipes, and while I’ve been cooking a lot, 3 meals a

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Split Lentil and Kale Stew

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I used to hate vegetarian food to the point that I would be really upset when I had to be in all-vegetarian restaurants. Meat was such a big part of the food I grew up eating. I thought a meal without animal proteins was incomplete and unfulfilled. Living in India has changed my perspective about

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Jeaw Hon (Isaan Meat Soup)

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The other day, Yaseen asked me what weather we’re in right now. I was speechless for a whole minute because I truly didn’t know what kind of weather we were in at the moment. I told him “Well, we’re kind of in the end of rainy season and on the way to winter.” He seemed

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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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Mushroom Mee Grati

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Hi guys! We have been busy with the monsoon trek, and I completely forgot that this blog is malnourished by the delicious cooking. Last weekend we went on another trek which I was completely soaked in the rain the whole trip. When I got home, I was down with a massive headache. Anyway, another big

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Fried Fish with Red Curry Sauce

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When I was a kid, 70% of protein in my food was from fresh water fish. I lived near one of most gorgeous and fertile rivers in the northeast of Thailand, Namphong River, where it was flourished with fish, shrimp and clams. Fish like Tilapia and Snakehead Fish was one of the stable food of

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Yum Mama | Instant Noodle Salad

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Yum is a spicy dish with explosive flavor in a mix of fresh delicious things. Yum in Thai Language basically means mixing so I think it is equivalent to salad dishes, except, you know, Thai Salad is spicier and more pungent than most salad dishes out there. In school, I used to live on Instant noodles.

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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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Thai Eggplant Dip

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Thai Eggplant Dip is spicy gooey delicious dip loaded with fresh herbs and chilies. This dish is prominently cooked in Laos and northeast region of Thailand. It is served with sticky rice and fresh or steamed vegetable. It is one of the first dishes I learned to make when I was a kid. I remember

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Thai Cucumber Salad (Isaan Style)

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In my childhood, during summer vacation in Thailand, I used to work so many random jobs to earn extra cash that I could splurge on Sailor Moon stickers. We weren’t poor, but my parents always encouraged me to work so I could learn something from the experiences. I used to work at a gas station.

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