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Creamy Miso + Umeboshi Dip

  Today I am going to write the first instalment from three  dips and sauce recipes that have been ‘cooking’ in my head this past few weeks. The weather has been horrendously hot here out in the East Coast (and the rest of USA), and this really takes out any desire of cooking or eating […]

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Lasagne Verdi with Sage+Walnut Pesto

Greetings from the new MyOrangePot.com headquarters! 9 months since my last blog post, 8 months since I’m experiencing a writer’s block, 1 month since I’m reunited with my kitchenware, Finally I am ready to just dig myself out of this rut and start getting my cook-writer hat on again! New York and New Jersey is […]

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Panda Cookies

Oh yay, Eid Al-Fitr is just around the corner. For celebrating it this year, I decided to embrace the Indonesian culinary tradition in its entirety. “So, how do Indonesians celebrate Eid Al-Fitr from culinary perspective exactly?” I hear you ask. Well, for “Lebaran” (that’s what we call Eid Al-Fitr) where we came from typically we have a […]

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My Ultimate Chocolate Cupcake!

Originally posted on MyOrangePot.com:
Chocolate cupcake, anyone? I am sooooo excited to share this news with you! I believe that I may have finally created my ultimate chocolate cupcake! For sometime now, I have this idea stuck in my head that it is critically important for a home-baker (who loves chocolate) to have a…

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#Weekly_Canteen Menu for January 29

Hello friends (existing and new)! Thank you so much for your orders last week! I hope you’ve enjoyed your Thursday dinners, as much as I have enjoyed making them. Please see below the menu for this Thursday, January 29th: Macaroni Schotel regular (baked macaroni and cheese mixed with minced lean beef and onion filling, topped with […]

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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

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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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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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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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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