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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Mild Thai Yellow Curry {Toddler Approved}

A few days ago, I decided to make things easier for myself by cooking up a one-pot green curry for the whole family. As the ready-made green curry paste is too spicy for Savya, I had to create something separate for him. I used 5 different vegetables, coconut milk and curry powder with nice chunks…

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Porcini Mushroom and Cavolo Nero Linguini {Recipe}

This bowl of deliciousness is actually a pasta I randomly made out of necessity for lunch one day. It was the day before we went for our weekly shop, and the fridge was looking sparce. I was out of most things except for a bit of cavolo nero (black kale) and leftover raw red bell…

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Butternut Squash Lasagna {Recipe}

Okay folks, ask and you shall receive. I’ve now pretty much perfected this dish to my own preferences, but obviously, you can do whatever you want with it. While I use spinach, you can always sub for kale. I wouldn’t sub the butternut squash though – there’s really nothing like it.  If you’re in England,…

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Basic Béchamel Sauce (white sauce)

Béchamel is considered the mother of all sauces. She is where it all starts. If you want to make a creamy soup? Start with a béchamel. You want a gravy? Béchamel. You want a creamy pasta sauce? BÉCHAMEL! (You get the idea.) It all starts with the roux, a mixture of equal parts fat and…

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Korean spicy barbecue pork belly lettuce wraps + spicy dipping sauce {Dwaejibulgogi +Ssamjang}

So one of my favourite foods is dwaejibulgogi, korean spicy pork belly bqq! It’s deliciously chewy, sweet and spicy. When eaten with lettuce wraps, you get a crisp, clean bite that compliments the many flavours of the meat and spicy dipping sauce. This recipe is super easy to make. Although the original recipe calls for…

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Tasty Tuesday: Battle of the Brands! Mae Ploy VS Maesri

For this week’s Tasty Tuesday, I thought I’d share my personal experience with home cooking and making Thai-styled green curry at home. It’s a battle between curry brands Mae Ploy and Maesri! Which will make the most delicious green curry?    Scenario: Last Saturday I decided to cook up some green curry. Previously, we had…

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Savya’s “Over the Rainbow” 1st Birthday Party!

Hey All! So Savya turned 1 and we threw him a little party. Well, to be honest, we weren’t going to do anything. From my side of the Nepali culture, we aren’t supposed to celebrate until the child is 2 years old, but Suraj’s side is okay with it. Because my Mom wants to have…

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Kimchi Obsession 

So I’ve been obsessed with kimchi since like… forever. Why? It’s bloody DELICIOUS. However, the choices are sparse in Colchester. You only get Mat Kimchi (cut Napa cabbage) and although tasty, you sometimes just want something different! Therefore, I made kimchi today.   Note: I don’t speak or write in Korean. The characters and names…

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Ginger peeling life hack

Tired of peeling ginger and losing so much of it? Well, it’s an amazing spice, but also not cheap. So how do you get the most of out of it and peel off that outside skin without losing so much of the good stuff inside? Easy – GRAB A SPOON! “A spoon?” you ask. “Tisha,…

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