Emergency Tomato Achaar! (Nepali Spicy Tomato Sauce)

Tomato Achaar is a spicy tomato sauce that adds “swaad” to each dish. “Swaad,” I suppose, is equivalent to “umami” or adding serious flavour to a dish. We add it to many things, but I personally think it tastes best with Momo’s, otherwise known as Nepali steamed gyoza (either Turkey or Vegetarian). The other day…

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Quick Buttery Pasta {Recipe}

Today was a day where I didn’t want to cook, but had no choice. Therefore I wanted to make a tasty meal requiring the least amount of effort. I opted to purchase a few pre-made goodies, which helped dinner for 5 come along within 30 minutes. DINNER: 1 large roast chicken 2 garlic bread baguettes Cream…

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Aloo Ko Achaar (Nepali Spicy Potatoes)

One of my favourite recipes is my Mom’s famous spicy potato dish. Any time someone asks for my Mom to make something, they always ask her to make this and her famously spicy achaar. Ah, my mouth is just watering thinking about it! INGREDIENTS: 750g small potatoes 1 tbsp salt 1/3 cup lemon juice 3/4…

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Vegetarian Creamy Pasta (Vivera Veggie Mince)

Here is my lovely creamy bow tie (farfalle) pasta! Doesn’t it look delicious? Well here’s the kicker – it’s completely meat free. But doesn’t it look so much like a non-veg dish? I’ve been eating a lot more vegetarian food lately and found myself stepping away from meat. That’s when I found some meat substitutions…

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Tisha’s Peanut Sauce Recipe

Love eating peanut sauce at Thai and Vietnamese restaurants and want to make your own at home? Here’s my version of this delicious sauce. Tisha’s Peanut Sauce: Prep time: 5 minutes 3/4 cup peanut butter (crunchy or creamy) 1/3 cup water 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 1 1/2…

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Korean BBQ Chicken (Dak Bulgogi)

Thanks to Hyosun of Korean Bapsaang, my family now has a new favourite dish! Korean BBQ is always delicious. It’s grilled, full of flavour, and healthy. It’s like chicken teriyaki, but better. As I’ve been trying to phase out most red meats without giving up  rich flavours, this dish really hit the spot for both…

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How to Create a Colourful Veggie Platter {Recipe}

I created this fun platter for a family gathering. What’s the best way to do start making your own? Pick a platter, count how many areas there are for placing food items, and pick out some colourful, yummy goodies that everybody likes. In this case, I picked out tortilla chips, beetroot, baby plum tomatoes, cucumber,…

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Butternut Squash and Chorizo Carbonara {Recipe}

The other day I found this recipe on Tesco’s website and it was surprisingly good. So much that little one even ate some the next day. I’d say that was a win! I’ve copied in the details if you want to try this out, or go here for the original recipe. BUTTERNUT SQUASH & CHORIZO…

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Organic Dutch Oven Baked Bread {Recipe}

I’ve been really excited about my latest baking expedition, which is of baking bread in a Dutch Oven, or a cast iron pot. A Dutch Oven is a covered earthenware or cast-iron container for cooking casseroles. I have two of these and I had no idea how easy baking bread could be until I tried…

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