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Sharing the Love (of Okra)

Sharing the Love (of Okra)

I fell in love with Okra because of Leena, a dear friend of mine in Chicago. Many years ago, Farah and I came by Leena’s house for dinner. She had prepared her fabulous Syrian stew made of okra and beef in this tomato broth (bamya). Continue reading

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Beef and Onion Soup

Beef and Onion Soup

(My version of Semur Daging. Origin: Indonesia) Spring has been generous with its rain this year. In this cloudy, cold, and wet day, some hearty soup feels appropriate. My husband makes this wonderful Beef and Onion in Tomato-based soup. There’s a little sweetness that comes from the sauteed onions that is complemented nicely by the … Continue reading

Beef Chorizo Mini Burger

Beef Chorizo Mini Burger

Whoa! Is it really the end of August already? What a fleeting summer it has been! It sure has been great one too though, thank goodness! Jeff and I have been hanging out and catching up with friends, staying outside, hiking, cycling, camping, swimming, and of course…grilling! I think I may have gone grill crazy this … Continue reading

Oxtail Soup with Vegetables

Oxtail Soup with Vegetables

April’s last days were quite cold. The wind and low temperature were pretty brutal compared to the 80-degree weather we had in March!  This spice-filled Indonesian oxtail soup loaded with vegetables was definitely a great pick-me-up meal on such chilly days. My secret to having a great oxtail soup is to slow-cook it the night … Continue reading

Spicy Beef with Mint

Spicy Beef with Mint

I purchased two cookbooks this month to broaden my cooking horizon. My need for food inspirations is currently being met by Weeknights with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner and Giada at Home: Family Recipe from Italy and California. I simply love Giada‘s passion for food that transpires through her cooking style and quality. … Continue reading

Beef Chorizo Sloppy Joe – Mini Burger Series

Beef Chorizo Sloppy Joe – Mini Burger Series

I had been wanting to try beef chorizo. Before this entry, I had only tasted a vegetarian version of chorizo, made from tempeh, and it was delicious. The wonderful smokey and peppery seasonings flavor had stayed in my food memory waiting to be experienced once again.  But how to prepare and enjoy beef chorizo was … Continue reading

Braised and Broiled Beef Tongue

Braised and Broiled Beef Tongue

(Harini’s version of Empal Lidah – Origin: East Java) For serious meat lovers, beef tongue has been known for its tenderness and succulence. Jeff “introduced” me to this meat a few years back. He ordered a delicious beef tongue dish (I don’t recall the name now) once when we dined at Chicago’s Colombian restaurant, Las … Continue reading

Spicy Beef Stew

Spicy Beef Stew

(My version of Rendang. Origin: West Sumatra) “It seems like many cultures have their own versions of beef stew.” my guy said last night as we tried a delicious Middle-Eastern style Okra and Beef Stew. I nodded in agreement as I thought of other beef stews, like the French beouf bourguignon or the Indonesian rendang, a … Continue reading