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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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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

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

Braised Collard Greens

Braised Collard Greens

One recipe for two dishes is possible here.  This collard greens dish uses the same ingredients as my Smoked Salmon in Spicy Coconut Milk Sauce. Serve both over hot jasmine rice, with a cup of hot tea. Let’s nourish ourselves and be content.  Serve 2 Ingredients: 1 bunch of collard greens (Discard the stems and center ribs. … 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

Spicy Kale

Spicy Kale

This entry was originally titled Kale Braised in Coconut Milk and was published back on January 26, 2012. Since then I have tweaked the recipe and arrived at a point where I could say, “This is even better!” So here it is, dear readers. Let’s turn the hardy green leaves into a tender and flavorful … Continue reading