20. 11. 2014

Mama’s Sick Soup – Vietnamese Chao

Some people eat chicken soup when they are sick. But growing up, whenever I was sick my mom use to make chao, a Vietnamese rice soup.  I remembered the chao recipe awhile back...

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06. 08. 2014

PIADINA WITH ROASTED VEGETABLE SALAD

I recently went on a two-week trip to Tuscany in Italy, which was amazing. What a beautiful country. As much as I loved the pasta and pizzas and their simple ingredient cooking, which...

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22. 04. 2014

QUINOA, CHICKPEAS & BLACK BEANS

I found my true love for rice and beans when I travelled in Costa Rica with my husband a few years back. Whenever we stopped at various roadside restaurants, the sure winner every...

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25. 03. 2014

BROCCOLI SALAD WITH BASIL & SPICY AIOLI

Unlike most kids, broccoli was one of my favorite vegetables as a child – there was something about the taste and texture that I really loved. My mum used to sauté these all...

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20. 01. 2014

SHAMANDAR DIP

Beets are very healthy and so great for your body that I try to incorporate these delicious root vegetables in my meals whenever possible. I took this recipe for Shamandar Dip from Suzanne...

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16. 01. 2014

ZUCCHINI SOUP

  Soups are wonderful to eat during the cold season and they are so easy to make. I make a portion of this soup and eat it as an appetizer during the week,...

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14. 01. 2014

Tabbouleh

I am a huge fan of tabbouleh. It is easy to make and a healthy vegan meal. I usually make a big portion of it and eat it for lunch over the course...

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01. 12. 2013

CARROT, BEET AND ARUGULA SALAD

Beets are in season, and so good for your body and health. They are rich in nutrients and antioxidants, have strong anti-inflammatory properties, serve as a great detoxifying cleanse for your body, and...

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26. 11. 2013

ISRAELI QUINOA SALAD

If you are on a diet or just want to eat healthy, this dish is the way to go. Quinoa is a considered the new superfood and pomegranate is extremely rich in antioxidants....

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25. 11. 2013

SAUTEED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

Brussels sprouts are wonderful, but they are an acquired taste for some due to their slightly bitter flavor. This dish is perfect way to make Brussels sprouts accessible to almost anyone – the...

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06. 11. 2013

STRING BEAN CASSEROLE

This dish is great for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Last Christmas, I hosted my first non-traditional Christmas dinner. We invited any local family and friends with no plans, packing 16 guests into my apartment....

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17. 09. 2013

ARUGULA SALAD WITH FENNEL, PEARS & FIGS

I love a good fennel salad, and this recipe is simple and amazing. Fennel and mint are the perfect way to give a salad a light and fresh taste, and the figs are...

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03. 09. 2013

MiXED BEAN & MUSHROOM SALAD

One of my favorite weekend pastimes is exploring the local farmers market in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. There has been no better way for me to discover a world of produce out there that...

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28. 07. 2013

KALE CAESAR SALAD WITH A TOUCH OF CRISP

If kale is done right it is amazingly good. The trick is to massage the kale first to soften the leaves, as eating it raw is tough and bitter. As an added benefit,...

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25. 06. 2013

MUSHROOM FARRO SALAD WITH THYME AND HAZELNUTS

Farro is a gluten-free wheat grain originating from Egypt, and often considered to be a superfood for its high levels of protein and vitamin B. The slightly chewy and crunchy texture makes it...

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20. 06. 2013

SPINACH AND WHOLE WHEAT ORZO SALAD

With summer here, I have been trending towards preparing a lot of healthy dishes. The following is a great adaption to a healthy and delightful summer salad adapted from Self Magazine, which is...

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10. 06. 2013

HEALTHY VIETNAMESE CABBAGE SALAD SERVED WITH NUOC MAM CHAM

This salad is one of my favorites from the Vietnamese cuisine. It is fresh, easy to make and a little addicting. The flavors of salt, sweet and sour combine in such a wonderful...

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01. 05. 2013

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH, RADICCHIO, AND ONION

I made this side dish for a Mediterranean themed dinner party, after adapting the recipe from a post on SimplyRecipes.com. It was my first try at making it, and it was a hit....

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10. 04. 2013

PRETTY BABY BOK CHOY

This simple vegetable has an amazing presentation when cut lengthwise down the stem, and is filled with flavor. I sauté these on a pan with a little salt and pepper, and drizzle on...

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09. 04. 2013

PHO GA – A VIETNAMESE NOODLE SOUP

Recently I have had the opportunity to take cooking lessons from Mama Le’s Kitchen (a.k.a. my mum). She taught herself how to cook the Vietnamese dishes by remembering all the wonderful flavors in...

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25. 02. 2013

Egyptian Lentil soup with crispy chickpeas and fresh baked roti

In my search for a good lentil soup recipe, I have tried a few good ones but this recipe beats them all. Far from bland, it has a spicy kick and a acidic...

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07. 02. 2013

VIETNAMESE SALAD WITH A TOUCH OF DANISH PORK

In another post I wrote about how to cook flæskesteg (Danish pork roast). If you have some leftover flæskesteg, you can make this dish very quickly and easily. You can also substitute tofu...

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15. 01. 2013

Eating healthy at Maria’s place

Tonight I had a wonderful dinner at Maria’s place. She made oven roasted portabello mushrooms, fresh kale salad with cranberries and roasted almonds, red quinoa beet salad and oven roasted small potatoes (last...

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04. 01. 2013

OVEN ROASTED RED CABBAGE

I love red cabbage. It is a beautiful vegetable and using it is a wonderful way to add vibrant color and crispy texture to a variety of dishes.  Although cabbage has an undeserved...

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14. 12. 2012

BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP WITH CHUTNEY

This recipe is a favorite among all my friends, and of course my husband. I was not a big soup eater until I tried this recipe. It is such a tasty soup and...

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16. 11. 2012

HEIRLOOM TOMATO SALAD

This is such an easy little dish to make. INGREDIENTS: Heirloom tomatoes Basil Garlic Olive oil Salt & Pepper (sea salt flakes and ground pepper are my favorites) Heirloom tomatoes are very tasty. Buy...

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