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My Favorite Chocolate Cake

(Original recipe posted on July 7, 2012 and updated on September 1, 2013) Here’s a question for you, my OrangePot Friends… What do you do when you are in dire need of comfort? You see, yesterday was one of those days when things just sort of crumble around me. Nothing I can do seem to […]

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Two Potatoes + Mushroom Bake

Quick! Before the month turn into September, I must put a post up! What did I make recently that was a hoot? It’s gotta be the 2 types potato and mushroom bake this past weekend. Since I returned from my Indonesia holiday a week ago, I had been sort of gunning for only vegetables and […]

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Zucchini + Cheddar Scones

There is this tricky business about practicing Ramadan in the Summer time. I found that my eating/food consumption power is greatly diminished. Not only that, I have literally only about 6 waking hours to eat. Two hours of which is best used for sleeping, since it’s like midnight to 2 am before I get up […]

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Zucchini bread

I actually have another post brewing in the WordPress dungeon, but since I am not done yet with the goods, I will delay that for the weekend. Tonight I am putting up a quick one: Zucchini bread. Summer in Japan is almost identical with zucchini for me. Well, since  year 2002 anyway. Why? Because that’s […]

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Vegetarian Tuesday

So, I’d like to think that I am a somewhat health conscious foodie. I tried with all my might to replace ingredients with the healthier alternative whenever possible. For as long as I can remember, I am always in a quest to find the best butter replacement. And no, I would never use margarine. Read […]

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Jerk pinto beans + couscous

I’m having a bit of obsession over beans these past few months. Went berserk and got myself quite a large collection of dried beans the other week, from black eyed peas to garbanzo beans, pimento, black beans, multiple kinds of lentils, lima beans, edamame beans, soy beans,  mung beans. Beans, beans, BEANS! Human truth: You can’t have […]

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Carrot + Courgette + Orange Cake

I have deep love for Florence, so deep and gripping, like a teen girl’s infatuation that keeps getting more and more serious. Perhaps it has much to do with the Tuscan capital’s breathtaking landscape, amazingly delicious and honest meals, sound history… or maybe it’s just a combination of it all. On a trip there on […]

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Vegetarian Goya Chanpuru

I still think that Okinawa and Indonesia are related somehow. One of Okinawa’s beloved vegetable, goya (their bitter melon), is extremely well known and used all over Indonesia, under the name pare/paria. Even the way most people consume it is the same, stir frying it. The Japanese name for the dish is Goya Chanpuru. Phonetically […]

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Mango Fro Yo

Don’t you feel like you’re about to evaporate into the very thick air of Japan’s Summer heat? It’s hot over here. H to the O to the T. H-O-T. HOT! Ordinarily I go to ice cream to remedy this suffering… However ice cream doesn’t quite hit the right spot when the Heat Master has turned […]

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Lentil Pâté

I’m back! It’s been about 3 weeks since I posted last. Busy work, busy sending people off to row an ocean or to go back to Indonesia. What with splitting my time between Tokyo, Choshi and Nagareyama, until yesterday I’ve not been in my house for more than 7 hours in a stretch (and 5 is […]

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