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Spicy Shredded Fish Manado Style (Pampis Cakalang Pedas)

As my motto goes, I’d give any attempt for being healthy a try. If the attempt to do be healthy can be done in a relatively easy effort with logical reasoning, I am more than up for giving it a go. Such is the case with JJ Smith’s 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse program. Excerpted from […]

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#Weekly_Canteen Menu for February 12

Here we go again, Friends! Did you enjoy your dinner last Thursday? 🙂 New menu for Thursday, February 12 is now ready for your perusal. Menu can also be downloaded here: Menu February 12 Some sneak peak on what are featured on the menu: our beloved Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes – made with 100% whole wheat flour, […]

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Telur Pindang (Indonesian Marbled Eggs)

One of my early memories of my mother’s kitchen is recalling that my mother always puts aside the red onion (bawang merah/shallots) peel in a ‘besek’ (wicker basket) at the corner of the kitchen. When we kids helped her peeling the little tear-jerking little red things, she will call out to us, “Save the peels […]

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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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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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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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Asparagus + mint + lime barley risotto

Apologies for the delay, but here’s the second recipe I promised for asparagus celebration. Jamie Oliver’s recipe bank is almost always my first go to place in search of inspiration for seasonal foods. I have a bunch of his cookbooks – at one point in time I even had all of them, but the man […]

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Jerk pinto beans + couscous

I’m having a bit of obsession over beans these past few months. Went berserk and got myself quite a large collection of dried beans the other week, from black eyed peas to garbanzo beans, pimento, black beans, multiple kinds of lentils, lima beans, edamame beans, soy beans,  mung beans. Beans, beans, BEANS! Human truth: You can’t have […]

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Vegetable tagine + anchovy sauce

It’s been 8 weeks since I posted last. A lot, including one of the biggest milestones in my life happened in the interim. My father, my wonderful and beautiful father passed away on August 17, 2012 at around 9pm. He was 71 years old. My father was my biggest fan. He was always the most […]

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Vegetarian Goya Chanpuru

I still think that Okinawa and Indonesia are related somehow. One of Okinawa’s beloved vegetable, goya (their bitter melon), is extremely well known and used all over Indonesia, under the name pare/paria. Even the way most people consume it is the same, stir frying it. The Japanese name for the dish is Goya Chanpuru. Phonetically […]

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