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Category: I need some comfort food

Tofu Kimchi Dumplings

Tofu Kimchi Dumplings

Korean dumplings (mandu) come with various fillings, including meat, tofu, kimchi. These ingredients can be combined or used separately. Inspired by a Korean friend who showed us how to make mandu, I put together ingredients used traditionally in Korean dumplings (tofu, kimchi, mung bean sprouts) […]

Mango Chutney

Mango Chutney

In the times of national emergency, our friends in Thailand make sure that they take good care of us. Last week, we received this great home-made chutney based on a recipe from an old Indian cookbook by Isabel Moore. Goes great with a cracker or […]

Thai Red Fish Curry

Thai Red Fish Curry

This curry recipe can be tweaked according to your preferences. Use beef, chicken or tofu instead of fish. If needed, you can replace fish sauce with soy sauce or simply add more salt. Getting pea eggplants may be tricky outside of South-East Asia. I do […]

Kimchi Stew with Tuna

Kimchi Stew with Tuna

Kimchi stew is a staple of Korean cuisine. It is a perfect comfort food that takes only half an hour to make and can be customized depending if you are vegan or carnivore. This stew can be prepared with your choice of fish or meat. […]

Shimeji Omelette on Rice

Shimeji Omelette on Rice

This omelette is inspired by a dish that we ate in a random Café in Bangkok. This recipe is a mix between scrambled eggs and an omelette cooked in a way that the yolk stays runny and even the white is not quite firm. End […]

Feta, bell pepper and thyme tart

Feta, bell pepper and thyme tart

More-ish feta tart with bell pepper, thyme and black olives. Cooking time: 60 minutes Serves: 6 Ingredientes Round baking tin – 20 cm. diamater Parchment paper Pastry 1 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 cup cornstarch 1 1/2 tbsp yogurt or cream 250 g cold butter, […]

Roasted paneer – tomato salad

Roasted paneer – tomato salad

Easy salad with roasted paneer, tomato and eggplant served on a bed of greens. Yum! The recipe was inspired by Meera Sodha’s “East”. Ingredientes Dressing 250 g paneer (or tofu for vegans) , cut in big cubes 250 g tomatoes, cut in quarters ot baby […]

Finger-licking Lemon Curd

Finger-licking Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd is a real home comfort food for me. At home my mother would usually only make it at Christmas, so it also evokes Christmassy very feelings. Well this is my mother’s original recipe and as I write this, one month after being home […]

Trinbagonian Chicken Stew

Trinbagonian Chicken Stew

This week we are hosting a guest post by Jovanna, a friend from Trinidad who was kind enough to teach us her mama’s potato and chicken stew! By Jovanna Stewed chicken and potato was the first real Caribbean dish my mother taught me to cook. […]

Sri Lanka: 20 minute – okrah curry

Sri Lanka: 20 minute – okrah curry

Sri Lankan Okrah curry, a way to make okrah edible. And when I say edible, I mean it. I have been around the Middle East for quite some time and had a ‘pleasure’ of indulging in the local slimey okrah stews.  Many friends tried to convince me that […]