CHICKEN WITH GREEN TOMATOES

CHICKEN WITH GREEN TOMATOES

This chicken with green tomatoes was created with a little inspiration from Indonesia culinary, which often uses lots of herbs and spices. Some can be difficult to find especially if you are at...

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TURKEY MO MO / NEPALI STEAMED TURKEY DUMPLINGS WITH TOMATO AND CILANTRO CHUTNEY

TURKEY MO MO / NEPALI STEAMED TURKEY DUMPLINGS WITH TOMATO AND CILANTRO CHUTNEY

A while ago I made the Himalayan Steamed Dumplings or known as momos and they were delicious. The Tibetan usually makes their momos with yak meat. I made it with beef at that...

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MEE KANGKUNG BELACAN / SPICY STIR-FRIED NOODLES WITH WATER SPINACH

MEE KANGKUNG BELACAN / SPICY STIR-FRIED NOODLES WITH WATER SPINACH

Mee kangkung belacan is one of the very popular street food almost every Medanese loves. It is basically a stir fry noodles with chili, shrimp paste (belacan), water spinach and some seafood. The...

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KALE SALAD

KALE SALAD

Kale is one of our favorite vegetables. It is slightly bitter, but surprisingly my daughter loves it and we like it too. Stir-fry it, bake it into chips, or as salad, we love...

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SHRIMP STEW

SHRIMP STEW

Shrimp is one of my favorite seafood. I like to cook with seafood because they usually don’t take a long time to cook. In fact, it is very easy to overcook seafood like...

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EGGS WITH SAMBAL / SAMBAL TELUR

EGGS WITH SAMBAL / SAMBAL TELUR

Eggs with sambal or what we call “sambal telur” in Indonesia is one of the classic I really like. Anything that is called “sambal” in Southeast Asia, pretty much involved some red chili...

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TOMATO AND SPINACH SALAD

TOMATO AND SPINACH SALAD

As much as I like to stir-fry vegetables, it can get old some days. Spinach is always in our refrigerator and I just need some new idea to make it refreshing and yet...

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PAN-FRIED FISH WITH SAMBAL / SAMBAL IKAN

PAN-FRIED FISH WITH SAMBAL / SAMBAL IKAN

Fried fish with sambal or known as sambal ikan is a popular home-style dish in Indonesia. My mom used to make this quite often and I could just eat the sambal and plain...

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SEMUR DAGING / JAVANESE BEEF STEW

SEMUR DAGING / JAVANESE BEEF STEW

My grandmother used to make this Semur Daging quite often and she made a very good one too. Semur Daging or Javanese Beef Stew if a typically a beef stew cooked with Indonesian...

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JOLLOF RICE WITH CHICKEN, BEEF AND HAM

JOLLOF RICE WITH CHICKEN, BEEF AND HAM

Jollof rice is a popular dish in many parts of West Africa. The word jollof means “one pot”. It is thought to have originated in Senegal but has since spread to the whole...

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GROUNDNUT CHOP

GROUNDNUT CHOP

  When I first saw this groundnut chop as one of the title of recipes in the South of Sahara cookbook, I was really intrigued to try it and I did. Groundnut is...

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SUNDAY STEW

SUNDAY STEW

Sunday is one of the days that many families and friends gather and eat together. This Sunday stew is also prepared often in West Africa for a relaxing day like Sunday and hence...

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