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Sweetness: Mung Beans in Coconut Milk

Sweetness: Mung Beans in Coconut Milk

Mung Beans is pretty popular in the South East Asian countries. I love having it cooked in coconut milk mixed with palm sugar. You can have it hot or cold. Either way is delightful. Continue reading

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Zucchini and Rustic Bread Lasagna

Zucchini and Rustic Bread Lasagna

  Summer is here! Time for me to make things a lot simpler in the kitchen and be outdoor as much as possible. Found a recipe that represents simplicity and deliciousness: layers of zucchini, tomato sauce, cheese, and rustic bread. I mean, who doesn’t like bread and cheese together? Add some summer produce like tomatoes … Continue reading

Vegetable Stuffed Fried Tofu

Vegetable Stuffed Fried Tofu

  (My version of Tahu Isi) Here’s another Indonesia’s favorite snack: stuffed tofu! The idea is quite simple: fill up tofu (cubed fried tofu, light and airy inside. Sold at Asian groceries.) with cooked vegetables, dip them in thin batter of flour and spices, brown in a little bit of oil, and eat them with … Continue reading

Seafood Dumplings in Peanut Sauce

Seafood Dumplings in Peanut Sauce

 (My version of the Indonesian street food Siomay Bandung) Food cravings drove me to be extra creative lately. Especially since the latest strong desire and taste I had were for authentic Indonesian dishes! Example number one, Siomay Bandung: steamed seafood dumplings drizzled with peanut sauce (Bandung is the city of origin of the dish) . Back when I … Continue reading

Roasted Grape Tomatoes Salad in Balsamic

Roasted Grape Tomatoes Salad in Balsamic

“Make me sweet again, fragrant, fresh and wild, and thankful for any small gesture.” -Rumi- Speaking of sweet, fragrant, fresh and wild, here’s another easy side dish recipe. Thought I’d share before 2013 ends. Happy 2014 to all, may our new year be sweet and filled with gratitude. The fresh, cute, and candy-like grape tomatoes always make … Continue reading

Roasted Portobello with Breadcrumbs

Roasted Portobello with Breadcrumbs

Simplicity in cooking is key this week. The days between Christmas and New Year can get tricky for me. With the holiday mode running high, I feel like eating out everyday and enjoy the festivities. That may have been due to a family tradition. Growing up, my family used the holidays to break daily routines … Continue reading

Strawberry Raspberry Jam

Strawberry Raspberry Jam

Two weekends ago, I went on a a backpacking trip on the northwest side of Michigan with my husband and a couple of friends. On our drive home, we stopped by a local eatery/store called 13th St. Market. The quaint country cafe served good traditional American breakfast that immediately fulfilled our hunger. What I really liked though … Continue reading

Red Hot Cooked Salsa

Red Hot Cooked Salsa

The other day, I had tons of cherry and beef steak tomatoes. Using a technique that a friend taught me, I turned them into a fantastic red-hot cooked salsa. Easy and delicious! My friend G, whose family came from Oaxaca, Mexico, shared her homemade cooked salsa verde (green salsa) with me a while back. It … Continue reading

Fried Banana

Fried Banana

Fried banana (in Bahasa Indonesia: pisang goreng), a classic Indonesian snack, comes in many versions. From the very gourmet at trendy restaurants, to the ones sold in bakeries, to the everyday version sold on the streets stacked up against food vendors cart’s glass window, the snack could easily be everyone’s favorite. It is sweet, simple, … Continue reading

Baked Potato Patties

Baked Potato Patties

Inspired by the Indonesian perkedel daging (potato ground beef patties) and Puerto Rican pastelón, I created these baked potato patties with ground turkey, bell pepper, chili pepper, cilantro and onion. Ha! Yes, I got a little creative 🙂 The result? Savory little goodness that made a wonderful appetizer! Hope you like it! We need: 3 Russet potatoes … Continue reading