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Creamy Miso + Umeboshi Dip

  Today I am going to write the first instalment from three  dips and sauce recipes that have been ‘cooking’ in my head this past few weeks. The weather has been horrendously hot here out in the East Coast (and the rest of USA), and this really takes out any desire of cooking or eating […]

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Panda Cookies

Oh yay, Eid Al-Fitr is just around the corner. For celebrating it this year, I decided to embrace the Indonesian culinary tradition in its entirety. “So, how do Indonesians celebrate Eid Al-Fitr from culinary perspective exactly?” I hear you ask. Well, for “Lebaran” (that’s what we call Eid Al-Fitr) where we came from typically we have a […]

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Everybody loves Pizza!

Have you ever found yourself in a situation when you have a group of people coming over to your house with different dietary restrictions – halal, vegetarian, vegan, kosher, no red meat, no seafood, no vinegar, no this no that? Okay, I have never had all the aforementioned restrictions all in one go, but I often […]

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Anchovies + olives + cheese bites

  It is one of those happy regular Sundays. I didn’t have to work, no big deadlines casting a shadow over the weekend, didn’t have to work either. On purpose I have said no to any invitations for any form of gatherings. For a very nice change, I have no places to be, no people to […]

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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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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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