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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

Gouda Cheese Butter Cookies (a la Jeff)

Gouda Cheese Butter Cookies (a la Jeff)

The snow-covered streets looked beautiful this morning. Snow clump plopped down quietly from the tall evergreen right in front of my apartment window. Peaceful, calm, bright, and sunny. (“Just like on the cover of Christmas cards I saw when I was little,” my mother would always say whenever she’d visit.) Such a different scene from … Continue reading

Nutella Butter Cookies Covered in Powdered Sugar

Nutella Butter Cookies Covered in Powdered Sugar

A conversation with a friend about Christmas season and baking: Me: “So Lindsay, we always have good conversations about history, tradition, and culture. Question for you. Do you think there’s a traditional connection between Christmas season and baking, cookies especially? Seems like many people get into this intensified baking mode this time of year.” Lindsay: … Continue reading

Sauteed Napa Cabbage

Sauteed Napa Cabbage

Looking for an easy way to cook vegetables and make them more flavorful? Sauteing is my answer. My mom does it a lot with a variety of veggies like bean sprouts, bitter melon, Napa cabbage, etc. She taught me to cook them with garlic, chili peppers, salt, and a little bit of water. Quick, easy, … Continue reading

Beets and Avocado Chocolate Cake

Beets and Avocado Chocolate Cake

I know that a recipe is a good one when I get the approval of my friend’s 10 year-old little girl with selective food preferences. (I am a former picky eater myself, by the way.) This dessert, dear readers, got hers (and her mom’s and other tasters’ too). She didn’t notice the presence of beets … Continue reading

Sauteed Cabbage and Carrots

Sauteed Cabbage and Carrots

I like cooking vegetables. Their wide variety gives out many different taste and menu possibilities. That, and most of the time I find a lot of the veggie recipes to be easy to make. Here’s one to prove my point: sautéed cabbage and carrots, another childhood dish I grew up with in Indonesia. Originally called, … Continue reading