Roasted Balsamic Red Pepper, Bacon and Brie Sandwich

    Pasta, roast chicken or sandwich      Every time I ask for ideas of what to have for dinner, my husband replies with 3 options: pasta, roast chicken or sandwiches.  Now, I like sandwiches as much as the next person but when I ask for ideas, I want inspiration.  BUT there is only…

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Crispy Parcels Stuffed with Spiced Uyghur Lamb

Tasty little buns        For me, Uyghur food from Xinjiang holds a special place in my heart.   When I first started dating my husband we were seeing each other long-distance – meeting up every two weeks or so.  Before parting ways, we would indulge in a local Uyghur restaurant where we would order…

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Vegetarian Bean and Cheese Crispy Burritos

          I have fond childhood memories of my mother going to Taco Time and coming back with crispy burritos for my brother, sister and I.  Long and crispy and wrapped in that crispy paper bag with unsealed open ends on both sides…I can hear myself crunching into it now. Recently I…

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Bacon and Kimchi Pajeon (Savoury Korean Pancake)

Kimchi is everything in South Korea I have fond memories of my time in South Korea, particularly when it comes to food.  Aside from that wok-fried silkworm pupae, I ate on a dare, I never had a bad meal.   Everything was delicious, especially the kimchi (Korean fermented cabbage).  For anyone who knows about Korean food,…

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Karela Chips (Spicy Fried Bitter Gourd)

The joys of banana leaf curry One of the best things to eat here in Malaysia is banana leaf curry.  Nothing hits the spot like a huge banana leaf with a big pile of rice with curry on top, crispy papadums on the side, and a plethora of vegetable curries, including my favorite-fried bitter gourd,…

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