Lentils

Lentils with broiled eggplant

I just renewed my apartment contract again for 2015 and decided that since I’m not terribly busy anymore with work things, I should – for once and for all – take ...

Spicy Dal + Carrot Soup

Spicy dal + carrot soup

It’s that time of the year again, when every morning you wake up with a slight shiver since the morning air is a little on the cold side. Or when ...

Pizza 10

Everybody loves Pizza!

Have you ever found yourself in a situation when you have a group of people coming over to your house with different dietary restrictions – halal, vegetarian, vegan, kosher, no red ...

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Anchovies Olives Cheese Bites 7

Anchovies + olives + cheese bites

  It is one of those happy regular Sundays. I didn’t have ...
Banana Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Freckles

Banana Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Freckles

For a few months now, I have been an active member of ...
Chocolate Cake

My Favorite Chocolate Cake

(Original recipe posted on July 7, 2012 and updated on September 1, ...

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Lentils

Lentils with broiled eggplant

I just renewed my apartment contract again for 2015 and decided that since I’m not terribly busy anymore with work things, I should – for once and for all – take a close look to the many, many things which have taken space-hogging residence in my apartment. Somehow after 8 years in this apartment, my things have […]

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Spicy Dal + Carrot Soup

Spicy dal + carrot soup

It’s that time of the year again, when every morning you wake up with a slight shiver since the morning air is a little on the cold side. Or when you go to bed, you want to lay under layers of blankets, wrap yourself up in a snuggie. And when it comes dinner time, the […]

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Pizza 10

Everybody loves Pizza!

Have you ever found yourself in a situation when you have a group of people coming over to your house with different dietary restrictions – halal, vegetarian, vegan, kosher, no red meat, no seafood, no vinegar, no this no that? Okay, I have never had all the aforementioned restrictions all in one go, but I often […]

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Anchovies Olives Cheese Bites 7

Anchovies + olives + cheese bites

  It is one of those happy regular Sundays. I didn’t have to work, no big deadlines casting a shadow over the weekend, didn’t have to work either. On purpose I have said no to any invitations for any form of gatherings. For a very nice change, I have no places to be, no people to […]

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Beef + Root Veggies + Barley Soup

Beef + Root Veggies + Barley Soup

It’s been embarrassingly too long since I updated the blog last, some 6 months ago, methinks. A lot has happened and to be fair, I haven’t been cooking much in the past 3-4 months, what with my new job and all the travels that happened surrounding it. Yeah, it’s kind of a downer (and horror […]

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Beetroot cake

Red Velvet Beetroot Cake with homemade Nutella Wannabe

Typhoon Man-Yi maybe a-blazing. Day’s a-raining. Tari a-typing. It’s been a while since a typhoon/cyclone/ tropical storm at this scale hit Japan. Very unaptly, the ever powerful Man-Yi decided to visit on one of Japan’s 3-day weekend in September. My hopes and dreams to hit the beach this Summer were crushed because of the very […]

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Banana Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Freckles

Banana Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Freckles

For a few months now, I have been an active member of an Indonesian Foodie Group on Facebook called #FOODWAR. In that particular community, some active members always post and share the many delicious things they make, every day, anytime of the day. This in effect gave me constant stimulation and some ideas on what […]

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Chocolate Cake

My Favorite Chocolate Cake

(Original recipe posted on July 7, 2012 and updated on September 1, 2013) Here’s a question for you, my OrangePot Friends… What do you do when you are in dire need of comfort? You see, yesterday was one of those days when things just sort of crumble around me. Nothing I can do seem to […]

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The evening batch

Two Potatoes + Mushroom Bake

Quick! Before the month turn into September, I must put a post up! What did I make recently that was a hoot? It’s gotta be the 2 types potato and mushroom bake this past weekend. Since I returned from my Indonesia holiday a week ago, I had been sort of gunning for only vegetables and […]

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This fresh sambal is perfect to be served together with fish or chicken dishes.

Sambal Matah (Shallot + Lemon Grass Sambal)

An easy recipe for making Balinese Shallot + Lemongrass Sambal. Perfect to be eaten together with Lawar Ayam (Balinese Green Bean Salad with Chicken Dressing). Sambal Matah (Shallot + Lemon Grass Sambal) Adapted from “The Food of Bali” Ingredients: 15 shallots, peel and slice finely 7 cloves of garlic, peel and slice finely 10-15 bird’s […]

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