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Falafel

Falafel

I had forgotten how much I love falafel because I hadn’t had good falafel in so long. Turns out, they are super easy to make! This recipe is super customizable and forgiving. The only thing crucial to this recipe and any other falafel recipe that […]

Kimbap/Budget Sushi

Kimbap/Budget Sushi

The title of this recipe is perhaps misleading because this is neither a recipe for “authentic” kimbap and it is certainly not sushi. Technically sushi is sushi because of the vinegared rice and the rice in kimpab uses sesame oil and salt for seasoning. I […]

Daal

Daal

This is my dad’s recipe but I’ve made this so many times that I’m no longer sure if this is his original recipe. That’s the beauty of making daal though; you can do whatever you like, as long as lentils (red lentils in this case) […]

Homemade Paneer

Homemade Paneer

Paneer is a fresh cheese used commonly in vegetarian Indian cooking. It has a very mild flavour and a soft, slightly chewy texture, perfect for adding into curries, frying, grilling, crumbling, and much more.  Unfortunately, where I live, paneer is hard to come by and […]

Thai Green Curry Noodles

Thai Green Curry Noodles

A one pan meal that comes together in under 30 minutes. Authentically Thai – no. But you can get adventurous and make you own curry paste if you like which will up the authenticity factor. Delicious, easy and perfect for one, two or a crowd […]

Garlic Bread

Garlic Bread

Perfect garlic bread has only 3 requirements – (real) butter, garlic and a good baguette. Herbs are nice and no one opposes a bit of cheese but these are all extras. Homemade is always better than any store-bought or anything you’ll find in a restaurant […]

Folding Bao

Folding Bao

Folding bao looks complicated but really you just need to practice a few times and you’ll get the hang of it. Of course you don’t have to fold bao this way; you can just pinch the dough together tat the top and the bao will […]

Oven Fried Chicken

Oven Fried Chicken

The secret to the crispiest chicken that’s not been swimming in a vat of oil is…baking powder. Full disclosure – I have to thank Serious Eats for this little trick. Check out the post here. I don’t find that I need to refrigerate the chicken overnight, […]

Shakshouka

Shakshouka

Some version of eggs poached in/with a tomato sauce exists in a lot of cusines; Italian Eggs in Purgatory, Mexican Huevos Rancheros or the North African Shakshouka. They’re all delicious, of course and I’m sure there are a hundred versions of every type. As always, […]

Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers

When  you ask someone to bring peppers for a dip at a party but you forget about the veggies and finish the dip with all the chips that were brought instead… True story. You could call these Italian stuffed peppers because of the sausage and […]