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Green and Red Spicy paste that you’ll want to put on everything!

Healthful Falafels

I’m always trying to get my kids to eat healthy, and make all food from scratch and make sure that we eat food from different cultures and different parts of the world. I must say my kids aren’t fussy eaters and are willing to try anything once. My older daughter suddenly announced at the age…

Pastel de Queijo

So I’ve been incessantly playing this game called Cooking Craze. It’s cooking against the time in different countries with various foods from that country, from street food to high-end stuff. For example, in France you’re making croissants but also frog’s legs. I’ve been so inspired by the different foods that the game has introduced me…

Modified Caprese Salad

We had a salad dinner the other night. And everyone made a salad – not brought a salad, but we actually cooked together and each made a different salad. We brought all the ingredients and made it together. It was a lot of fun! Someone made this easy salad which was so delicious! We’ve been…

X’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is one of those recipes that I’ve asked for a dozen times but never got. And then I did this person a favour and they gave it to me as a gift! 🙂 I’m seriously amazed at how people guard their recipes so carefully! I mean, really! Why?? No one reads this blog anyway,…

Chinese Sweet Buns

On several trips to China, this was featured on all breakfast buffets. I’ve loved them ever since the first time I tried them. We don’t have many breads in China – especially baked ones (there are several steamed ones), so I’m always keen to try new ones. I tried hard to get the recipe from…

Flourless Brownie Cookies

This cookie originally started off as being those dark black cookies by Jim Lahey. But then morphed into something else. Everyone loved them. And so I’m sticking to this recipe. I mean, just look at them. They are amazing. A little bit chewy and dense like brownies, but crispy on the outside like cookies. And…

Star Bread

This extraordinary looking bread is bound to make you want to take a closer look. A lot of people were making this and posting on the Internet some months ago, and I did too, but didn’t get around to posting it on my blog. And though I don’t have more than 5 readers (!!), I…

Ponchiki: Russian donut holes

Ponchiki are light, soft donuts which are made with farmer’s cheese (or ricotta), and very little flour. The outside is crispy and delicious and the interior is soft and billowy. My friend said they tasted like mini beignets. Betcha can’t eat just one! 🙂 Ponchiki (Recipe adapted from Olga’s Flavor Factory – one of the…

Baghrir: 1000- hole Moroccan Pancakes

So my oven is on the fritz. Yeah, it’s a real bummer. I feel like part of me is missing and I so miss baking bread. So in desperation, I turned to baking bread on the stove top. On the other hand, I’m super excited about researching and making breads from different parts of the…