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Red Velvet Beetroot Cake with homemade Nutella Wannabe

Typhoon Man-Yi maybe a-blazing. Day’s a-raining. Tari a-typing. It’s been a while since a typhoon/cyclone/ tropical storm at this scale hit Japan. Very unaptly, the ever powerful Man-Yi decided to visit on one of Japan’s 3-day weekend in September. My hopes and dreams to hit the beach this Summer were crushed because of the very […]

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Banana Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Freckles

For a few months now, I have been an active member of an Indonesian Foodie Group on Facebook called #FOODWAR. In that particular community, some active members always post and share the many delicious things they make, every day, anytime of the day. This in effect gave me constant stimulation and some ideas on what […]

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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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Sambal Matah (Shallot + Lemon Grass Sambal)

An easy recipe for making Balinese Shallot + Lemongrass Sambal. Perfect to be eaten together with Lawar Ayam (Balinese Green Bean Salad with Chicken Dressing). Sambal Matah (Shallot + Lemon Grass Sambal) Adapted from “The Food of Bali” Ingredients: 15 shallots, peel and slice finely 7 cloves of garlic, peel and slice finely 10-15 bird’s […]

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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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Lawar Ayam (Balinese Green Bean Salad with Chicken Dressing)

It is one of those hot Summer days that came way too early and lingered on too long. Ramadan (the Muslim fasting month) has started 5 days ago. With 38C days and the sun torching your skin if you’re out too long, all I want to do it soak in a pool of cold water […]

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Sweet Potatoes + Kabocha + Nagaimo Cottage Pie

Something needs to be done about the lack of update in this blog. I was watching a video about “tips for blogging” and thought… dang, I should totally do that tip at 01:36 from Brooklyn Allergy Mom, she said (ever so wisely) – “My biggest tip is ‘Just do it!’. If you have another job, it doesn’t matter. […]

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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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