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Sambal Egg Plant


Oven roasted vegetables is my preferred method of cooking non-leafy vegetables. Especially for eggplants, they soak up much less oil and preserves the taste and texture beautifully. Most of the sambal eggplant recipes I find online involve deep frying or stir frying the eggplants. Let’s make mine the first Oven Roasted Sambal Eggplant recipe and it’s super easy! Ingredients 3 Read More

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Copycat Postino Crispy Cauliflower


One of the new dishes I learned after moving to Scottsdale is Crispy Cauliflower at Postino. It was always an item that we pass on when we look at the menu as no one in the family like cauliflower. During one visit, I heard a server mention that it comes with a to-die-for romesco sauce. That piqued my interest, and Read More

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Truffle Mushroom Quinotto


We tried mushroom quinotto at one of the Los Angeles restaurants over the New Year holiday. I liked the taste of the browned mushrooms, the texture of the quinoa, and the flavor of truffle permeating the grains. It has quite a long list of ingredients for an all-in-one dish, but if you have home-made chicken broth and the fresh herbs Read More

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Fried Ikan Bilis and Peanuts


I received a jar of sambal chilli over the holidays from my friend Sheong. For many week’s I’ve been thinking how best to enjoy this prized possesion. What else? its Nasi Lemak! I haven’t been cooking much since moving to Scottsdale. This jar of sambal really came in handy. Whipping up Sambal Ikan Bilis couldn’t be easier with this ready-made Read More

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Baked Penne with Chicken and Mushrooms


The theme for the 57th Gourmet Club meet was Martha Stewart Christmas. Our esteem club member Lee Lee brought baked penne based on Martha’s recipe. Lee Lee advised that she adjusted Martha’s recipe quite a bit and added spicy sausage and fresh herbs. It was so good and I had to try it again at home. Here’s the modified recipe. Read More

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Ginger Kale Smoothie


For the longest time, the girls have been trying to convince me to try the ‘Green Juice’. I’ve never been a fan of raw vegetables, and had a hard time imagining grinding it into juice and drinking it? Hillary was staying over with me over the weekend and really, really wished she could have a glass of ‘Green Juice’ and Read More

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Prosciutto Apple Flatbread


I tried this flatbread at Paul Martin’s Happy Hour a few weeks ago. I was amazed how tasty this combo of bread, cheese, apple, cured ham, and salad turned out. I have since replicated it twice at home and added minced garlic to the combo. It is delicious! Ingredients Pizza crust, soft taco, or any kind of flat bread Minced Read More

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Pizzadilla and Superbowl Party


EK and I decided that we should watch the Superbowl this year. This is my first attempt preparing for a Superbowl party. How do you like my party spread? Feels like I am feeding an army, but its really just the two of us pigging out :P. This is also the first time I tried to make Pizzadilla. If you Read More

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Single-serve Custard-filled Pumpkin and Squash


The colors of fall is so beautiful, don’t you agree? Look at the piles of pumpkins and squash in the store; the hues of red, orange, yellow are so attractive and inviting. I couldn’t help but to plan a dessert this weekend with these gorgeous squash. This custard-filled pumpkin and squash recipe is so easy, the hardest part is to Read More

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Enoki, Trumpet, and Shimeji Mushrooms Stir-fry


I found this very simple and delightful recipe in the Simple Thai Food cook book that Hanna bought for my birthday. In so many things we do, the simplest are the best. If you substitute the chicken stock with vegetable stock and use vegetarian oyster sauce instead of standard oyster sauce, you get a vegan dish out of this simple Read More

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