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How to Make Almond Butter

How to Make Almond Butter I’ve recently converted to an almond butter team. What about you? Do you like almond butter? In the past, I rarely bought almond butter because it’s quite expensive here. A jar of 250 gm of almond butter costs about 400-500 rupees depending on the quality. But recently, since I’ve been baking

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How to Season Cast Iron Wok on Stove

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I think my favorite part of cooking is the beginning, besides at the end of it is not my cup of tea. You know what I mean. After cooking, your kitchen is turned upside down, and it’s the tiring task to clean up the mess. But back to the happy side of cooking, turning on

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Pla Ra Substitute

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Food nostalgia is a common sickness when you live away from home. Although we cook 80% Thai food at home here in India, but the flavor of it is difficult to come close to the simple food cooked with rustic fresh ingredients only available in Thailand. I’ve learned to adapt and adjust to make my

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Preserved Veggies and Citrus Fruits

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I love preserved veggies and citrus fruits in salad. I think the juicy sweet and sour pouch in each bite makes the simple dish more interesting. You kind of want to dig in for it more and more after every bite. I also learn that pickled veggies are so good with spicy meal, too. It

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Pandan Leaf Infused Syrup

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I can’t believe I’m teaching people how to make syrup. But guys, it’s necessary. Let’s face it; we need to talk about this. Syrup is important ingredients in Thai drink mixes and desserts. Although there are many versions and the levels of intensity of syrup, one thing I can say is the syrup here is

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Homemade Tempura Flour (For Tempura Batter without Eggs)

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Hot and crispy deep fried food is always a hit here. We can enjoy the greasy food without guilt when it is fresh and well-prepared. Deep fried food is quick, and a lot of time, it reminds me of being a kid when eating is such a spontaneous affair. I made deep fried food often that

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Nam Prik Goong Haeng (Dried Shrimp Chili Paste)

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The other day, when it was quiet and the time went slow, I had luxury amount of time to relax and just be. I recently came out of GM Diet, a 7 Days Dieting Program, and I have lost 4 kg (8.8 pounds). I felt light and fresh. Although during the diet, it was hard

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Yum Som Khai Pla

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So after I posted a recipe of Som Khai Pla (Preserved Fish Roe), a lot of people who read our post were curious to make, but they’re not sure if they would like the taste of preserved fish roe. Every culture has the delicacies that the outsiders find strange. Preserved fish roe is acquired taste

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Preserved Meat in Banana Leaf {Som Nuer}

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Okay, so lately I don’t know what gets into me, but I have been doing a lot of preserve food at home. This reminds me of something I’ve always wanted to do which is writing a cookbook about the rustic preserve food of the Northeast of Thailand. Somehow that dream of mine got lost, but

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Som Khai Pla (Preserved Fish Roe)

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Do you feel like you appreciate your local food better when you are older? Lately, I have been loving the food I grew up eating more. I see my cooking slowly change to be more humble and real, so I take this as a mission to share this kind of food more and more on

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