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Roasted Butternut Squash Thai Curry Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Thai Curry Soup

Autumn is a favorite time of year for a lot of people. The weather is cooling down, the leaves are changing, and there’s a sense of warmth and cosiness in the atmosphere. What I love about autumn is the abundance of delicious vegetables like Brussels […]

Linguine with Arugula & Tomatoes

Linguine with Arugula & Tomatoes

  When I visited my friend in England, she made a dish that included fresh pasta, extra virgin olive oil, grated raw garlic and freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. It was really simple but all the ingredients were fresh and top-notch. The result was a slightly spicy, cheesy […]

Asian Style Baked Eggplant

Asian Style Baked Eggplant

  Fruit or veggie? The cheeky eggplant is actually a fruit but is often classified and prepared as a vegetable. There are so many ways to cook this delicious fruit but I find that the easiest way is to bake it in the oven. This […]

Easy Fried Brown Rice

Easy Fried Brown Rice

Fry it up! This basic fried rice recipe can easily be modified to suit your taste. You can add meat and/or seafood to make it a more substantial dish, as well as add your favorite vegetables to the mix. Many other recipes call for leftover […]

Baked Eggs

Baked Eggs

My friend Wuen has a gift for throwing the best brunches and dinner parties. She can whip up the most delicious dishes with the simplest ingredients. Every morsel tastes complex and beautifully spiced. At one of her brunches, Wuen made the best baked eggs I’ve […]

Stir-Fried Vegetarian Singapore Rice Noodles

Stir-Fried Vegetarian Singapore Rice Noodles

Hot, savory breakfast is the norm in Asia. Instead of toast and cereal, people in Asia indulge in rice, soups, noodles and even spicy curry for breakfast! In Singapore, a popular breakfast dish is fried rice noodles (or bee hoon). The perfect place to find […]

Potato Parsnip Soup

Potato Parsnip Soup

Ten years ago, my friend and I had lunch at an Italian restaurant near our workplace. It was a cold, possibly rainy day and we just wanted something hot and filling. The daily special was potato parsnip soup and while we thought that it sounded […]

Malaysian Wild Herbs & Rice Salad

Malaysian Wild Herbs & Rice Salad

Bursting with flavor, this wild herb rice salad, or nasi ulam, is a Malaysian dish that’s not only incredibly tasty but also incredibly healthy. If you live in Southeast Asia, you might easily find these herbs in your local markets or even growing in your […]

Green Apple & Carrot Salad

Green Apple & Carrot Salad

  Years ago, one of my best friends visited me from England and made this amazing salad for dinner. She learned how to make this dish from her good friend from Oman, so this recipe has inadvertently traveled around the globe! I was unfamiliar with […]

Indonesian Corn Fritters

Indonesian Corn Fritters

Anyone who knows me well can attest to my obsession with corn. I like it in all preparations – grilled, in salads, in soups, as ice cream (sweet corn ice cream can’t be beat!), cooked in Japanese potato croquettes and sprinkled on top of pizza. […]