The Most Sumptuous Homemade Lamb Stock Around

Lamb bone hot pot Nothing ever hit the spot quite like a Chinese lamb bone hot pot.  When it was cold and dreary outside or when everyone succumbed to the same nasty flu, off we went to the lamb bone restaurant. There, huddled around a large bubbly vat of long stewed lamb broth, we put…

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The Perfect Crispy Skin Salmon Salad with Avocado

The extraordinary lightness of a delicious salmon salad Perhaps it’s the constant heat here in Malaysia or perhaps I simply have had enough with cleaning dishes piled high but recently I have come around to a nice salmon salad for dinner.  For one, it’s easy to throw together after a long day.  No slow cooking,…

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Pork Banh Mi (Vietnamese Pork Sandwich)

Dreams of travel and food This Pork Banh Mi (Vietnamese Pork Sandwich) is inspired by the flavors of Vietnam.  If you haven’t gone, I suggest booking a trip sooner rather than later.  Beautiful scenery, friendly locals and delectable food.   Haunted by bread and pork Each and every time I visited this beautiful country, I…

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Mulligatawny (Beef Soup made with Indian Spices)

What is Mulligatawny? For a long time, I didn’t know what Mulligatawny was.  What was this soup that my husband kept asking me to make?  So, I did a little research and found that this dish is yet another British hybrid of an Indian recipe only this time made with added beef, thickeners such as…

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‘Mushrooms on Toast’ Cheesy Puff Pastry Parcels

Mushroom puff pastry consolidated This pastry is inspired by the British classic of mushrooms on toast.  I love mushrooms on toast especially with a poached egg on top.  However, like most of the best breakfast recipes around, I don’t like all that work.  Especially on a busy morning weekday when trying to rush out the…

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Easy Food Processor Thai Yellow Curry Paste

Why this curry paste? Let me begin by saying that there are a lot of really good Thai yellow curry paste recipes out there.  These recipes are beautiful, sophisticated and authentic and require patience, time, and careful detail.  There was a time in my life when I would happily have spent the entire day meticulously…

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