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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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Sweet Potatoes + Kabocha + Nagaimo Cottage Pie

Something needs to be done about the lack of update in this blog. I was watching a video about “tips for blogging” and thought… dang, I should totally do that tip at 01:36 from Brooklyn Allergy Mom, she said (ever so wisely) – “My biggest tip is ‘Just do it!’. If you have another job, it doesn’t matter. […]

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Cauliflower + Sweet Potato + Soymilk Creamy Puree

This can’t be right, it’s February 28 already! Better get one post up, or else it will be too quiet in the blog. I’m still here, folks. Still cooking, procrastinating, scheming. All good. Truth of the matter is, as an ode to getting myself back in shape, I returned to the trusted regime of Cardiologist […]

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Thai Suki Hot Pot

13 days into the New Year and I don’t have very much pleasant things to say about  2013 thus far. And this is because I am going through the most annoying case of sniffles. Although not exactly sprightly, I don’t feel horrible and there is no serious fever to speak of. However stopping every 5 […]

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Shabu shabu and 2013 resolution

It is the year of 2013, on the 9th of January to be very precise. I looked at my food blog, and in dismay I realized the last post I did was on October 6, 2012. Noting the vast gap between that post and this one, I have bitterly concluded that the so called “Grand […]

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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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Mango Fro Yo

Don’t you feel like you’re about to evaporate into the very thick air of Japan’s Summer heat? It’s hot over here. H to the O to the T. H-O-T. HOT! Ordinarily I go to ice cream to remedy this suffering… However ice cream doesn’t quite hit the right spot when the Heat Master has turned […]

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Vongole tagine

I just absolutely adore clams, especially in hot Summer days such as now. When cooked correctly, clams have the juiciest and freshest flavor, easy in the mouth and the stomach. It is also very versatile and can be eaten as it is, or as toppings for pasta or rice, or with chips on the side. […]

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A Le Creuset Appreciation Evening

Did I mention that something fantastic happened last week? Well it did! On May 31, @LeCreusetUK in their official Twitter account tweeted about MyOrangePot.com and I am over the moon (and a little bit starstruck). Here’s what they say: @LeCreusetUK: “My first… OrangePot http://wp.me/p1W3hk-R via @wordpressdotcom – We love this Le Creuset story from blogger […]

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Chicken + Beans + Peas Yoghurt Salad on Toast

The thing I look forward to the most from Spring is fresh green vegetables. Green beans, peas, curly lettuces and whatnot. Bon Appetit and other food blogs I’m following are ‘sprouting’ with very fresh looking recipes, tickling my cooking bone and so here we are… new easy lunch recipes for a nice picnic in the […]

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