Tagged with spices

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

Baked Tempeh

Baked Tempeh

Baked Tempeh. My parents would probably chuckle when they read this post’s title. You see, tempeh is one of Indonesia’s staple food and a favorite of mine. Typically, we’d just sprinkle salt on it and brown it in a pan with a little bit of oil. It is delicious, simple, and humble. Now, as much as … Continue reading

For Eggplant Lovers

For Eggplant Lovers

Many people I’ve talked to about food seemed to have strong opinions about eggplants. Most of them either love it or hate it. It’s quite interesting how a fruit/vegetable could arouse such strong feelings. I happen to like eggplant very much. One of my favorite recipes is Spicy Eggplant. I love the soft and meaty texture … Continue reading

Roast Chicken with Turmeric and Spices

Roast Chicken with Turmeric and Spices

The quest to have a collection of easy and flavorful roast chicken recipes continues. I definitely have been on a roast chicken kick lately. I love the crispy exterior, but tender interior, and flavorful roast chicken. Now, the goal is to have a few different versions. So I play with the seasonings each time I … Continue reading

Braised and Broiled Chicken Thighs

Braised and Broiled Chicken Thighs

As a big-flavor food enthusiast, I see chicken as a great “blank canvas” in my cooking. The meat has great potential for many delicious dishes. With the right blend of spices and a little patience anyone can create their own far-from-boring signature chicken dish. For me, braised and broiled chicken has been an all-time favorite … Continue reading