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  • Superrrr easy way to make my mother @babiedc’s red curry. In a roasting pan, add chicken pieces, coriander powder, cumin, few cardamom pods, few cloves, a cinnamon stick, lots of paprika, 
little bit of turmeric, little bit of chili powder, ginger/garlic paste, fried onions and salt. Add a bit of canola oil. Mix it all together. Now add some potatoes cut in pieces (red potatoes are best; don’t use new potatoes). Finally, add water nearly to the top of the mixture (I know it sounds crazy, but it works). Cover with foil and stick the pot in the oven. It takes 1-1.5 hours depending on the chicken pieces. Check and adjust the seasoning. Serve! 🥘

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Red Wine Vinegar Bol

February 27, 2018
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I AM ALWAYS EXPERIMENTING WITH BOLOGNESE. I MAKE IT WITH WHATEVER INGREDIENTS I HAVE AT HOME. BUT AT LONG LAST, I …

I HAD NEVER MADE A WHOLE FISH BEFORE I WAS LURED BY THE FLAVORS IN THIS DISH. IT’S INCREDIBLY FESTIVE AND VISUALLY …

I OVERDOSED ON THE HOLIDAY FOOD AND DRINK, SO I’M DETOXING WITH VEGGIE SOUPS FOR A FEW DAYS, TO RESET MYSELF. Here’s …

THIS MIGHT SOUND SACRILEGIOUS, BUT I’M NOT A HUGE FAN OF SALMON. I DON’T MIND HAVING A CRISPY, PAN-FRIED SALMON ONCE IN …

THIS IS KIND OF AN EMERGENCY SPECIAL OCCASION DISH. IT LOOKS FESTIVE, AND BECAUSE IT’S A ONE-POT RECIPE, IT’S SUPER EASY. It …

I SEEM TO MAKE A DIFFERENT VERSION OF A BOLOGNESE EVERY TIME I MAKE ONE, DEPENDING ON WHICH INGREDIENTS I HAVE AT …

I LOVE SOUPS. NOT NECESSARILY COLD SOUPS. BUT THERE’S SOMETHING REALLY REFRESHING ABOUT A GAZPACHO. It’s a great appetizer to cleanse and …

THIS IS MY DAD’S COMFORT FOOD, A DISH CREATED IN HIS HOME WHEN HE WAS A CHILD. IT’S BEEN PASSED ONTO MY …

My Italian Wedding Soup

November 15, 2016
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TO BE HONEST, I HAD NEVER HEARD OF ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP UNTIL ONE OF MY FRIENDS TOLD ME SHE WAS MAKING ONE. …

THIS IS MY COMFORT FOOD. I’VE HAD IT SINCE I WAS A CHILD. IT’S A MOGHUL DISH THAT ORIGINATED IN BENGAL. EVERY …

I EAT TOO MUCH MEAT. I COULD HAVE MEAT FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER. I KNOW THAT’S NOT GOOD FOR ME. SO …

TO DRY RUB OR MARINATE. THAT IS THE ETERNAL STEAK QUESTION. IF YOU HAVE GOOD QUALITY MEAT, PROBABLY THE BEST WAY TO …

THIS DINNER TICKS ALL THE BOXES. IT’S SIMPLE, DELICIOUS AND SUPER QUICK. It’s my friend Katie Gage’s signature dish. (Needless to say, …

I DON’T DO DESSERTS OFTEN (MAKE THEM OR EAT THEM). I COULD, HOWEVER, EAT FRENCH FRIES IN MY SLEEP. YES, I’M …

TWO INGREDIENTS I WOULDN’T TOUCH WITH A TEN FOOT POLE ARE KALE AND QUINOA. THEY’VE NEVER BEEN MY CUP OF TEA. THEY …

MY BROTHER JUST WENT VEGAN. FOR A FAMILY OF CARNIVORES, THAT WAS A SHOCKER. NO EGGS. NO MEAT. WHAT WOULD I COOK …

I USED TO HAVE A MENTAL BLOCK ABOUT RISOTTO. I’D HEARD OF SO MANY VERSIONS AND SO MANY METHODS. THEY ALL …

I COULDN’T LEAVE HOME LAST WEEKEND, PARALYZED BY MORE THAN 20 INCHES OF SNOW AND GALE-FORCE WINDS IN AN EXTRAORDINARY BLIZZARD. …

LAST YEAR I STARTED A NEW HOLIDAY TRADITION IN OUR HOUSE: MAKING FISH AS THE SHOW-STOPPING CHRISTMAS MEAL. It’s not unusual to …

I SAW THIS RECIPE ON TELE ONE DAY AND MY MOUTH WATERED FOR THE NEXT HOUR. I HAD TO MAKE IT. BY …

Dan Dan Noodles

December 1, 2015
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THERE ARE SO MANY VARIATIONS OF THIS CHINESE STAPLE. THIS IS MY FAVORITE. IT’S SO DELICIOUS, IT WILL SOON BECOME A STAPLE …

IT’S HOLIDAY SEASON AND TIME FOR FESTIVE FEASTS. SO HERE ARE A COUPLE OF SIDES THAT CAN ACCOMPANY ANY HOLIDAY MEAL. They …

THIS IS A VERY UN-FRENCH FRENCH TOAST. IT’S A SAVORY VERSION OF THE CLASSIC. MY MOTHER GREW UP EATING THIS, AND IT’S …

I HAVE TO ADMIT. THE THOUGHT OF A VEGGIE BURGER NEVER APPEALED TO ME. UNTIL I TRIED THESE. Portobello mushrooms are so …

Lamb Chops: Two Ways

October 27, 2015
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LAMB CHOPS ARE SO EASY TO MAKE. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS MARINADE AND COOK. SO HERE ARE TWO MARINADE OPTIONS …

THERE’S NOTHING MORE COMFORTING THAN A WARM CHICKEN STEW ON A CHILLY AUTUMN EVENING. And this one definitely hits the spot. It’s …

ANYTHING THAT SAYS “3-INGREDIENT” SPARKS MY INTEREST. THE INTERNET IS FLOODED WITH JAPANESE CHEESECAKES MADE WITH THREE INGREDIENTS. This one is a …

THE FLAVORS AND COLORS OF THIS DISH ARE SO RICH AND VIBRANT, IT’S LIKE A CULINARY PAINTING. IF YOU’RE ENTERTAINING, IT LOOKS …

GRANTED SOME OF THE DISHES I COOK CAN BE A BIT COMPLICATED, SO I’M CONSTANTLY ASKED FOR SIMPLER RECIPES. I’M ALSO OFTEN …

THE SCENTS AND FLAVORS OF CERTAIN FOODS CAN TAKE YOU BACK TO A TIME… YOUR CHILDHOOD, YOUR ADOLESCENCE… FAMILY HOLIDAYS. When I …

Harissa Rose Fish

September 3, 2015
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FOR ME, THE AROMA OF ROSE PETALS WAFTING THROUGH THE AIR IS REMINISCENT OF MY  GRANDMOTHER’S HOUSE. There was seldom a special …

Coffee Steak

August 20, 2015
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I COULD EAT STEAK STRAIGHT OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING. I LOVE STEAKS THAT MUCH. Generally, I like my steak …

I’VE SUDDENLY TURNED INTO A FISH PERSON. THAT’S A SHOCKER FOR ANYONE WHO KNOWS ME. I’ve always been Leone STEAK Lakhani. …

Roasted Nicoise

August 6, 2015
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A SALAD AS A MEAL SOUNDS DULL, BUT DON’T ROLL YOUR EYES AT THIS ONE. IT’S GENIUS. SERIOUSLY. It also has …

FOR ME SUMMER MEANS SIMPLE, FRESH FLAVORS. When it’s hot, no one wants to be weighed down by stodgy food. This …

DINNER PARTIES REQUIRE A SHOW-STOPPER, AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT THIS IS. It’s a meal-in-one. Protein, rice and veggies in one dish. …

THIS IS SOOO EASY.  IT’S SUPER QUICK, AND IT DOESN’T REQUIRE TOO MANY INGREDIENTS (MUSIC TO MOST EARS). I saw King Gordon …

Menemen

July 2, 2015
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TURKS TAKE THEIR BREAKFAST VERY SERIOUSLY. AND THIS IS THE EGG STAPLE IN ANY TURKISH BREKKIE. I had the privilege of learning …

YOU’VE HEARD ME SAY THIS BEFORE, BUT I’M GOING TO SAY IT AGAIN. During the hot summer months, I prefer lighter …

GORDON RAMSAY IS THE KING of making complicated dishes simply. This is no exception. The Asian flavors here are complex, reminiscent of …

SIDE DISHES ARE SO UNDERRATED. NO MEAL WOULD BE COMPLETE WITHOUT THEM. This one is TO DIE-FOR (I know I say that …

I DON’T HAVE A SWEET TOOTH, BUT THERE WAS A TIME I BAKED ALMOST EVERY WEEK. A FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE WAS MY …

THIS IS A SUPER EASY AND SUPER YUMMY DINNER OPTION (that my mother makes often). HERE’S MY TAKE: INGREDIENTS: Serves 2 …

VEGETARIAN DOESN’T MEAN SIMPLE FLAVORS. That’s one thing I’ve learned from the Middle Eastern culinary geniuses at Ottolenghi. This is no exception. …

THIS IS GENIUS AND SOOOO EASY. It’s a Gordon Ramsay. I always thought his recipes would be complicated, but they are generally …

THIS IS MY GO-TO SUMMER SALAD (although I started making it in the spring). This is based on an Ottolenghi recipe. It’s …

I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT COOK WITHOUT MUSIC. The music I choose is the soundtrack to my culinary experience. It shapes how I compose …

THIS RECIPE CALLS FOR 4+ HOURS OF SLOW-COOKING, but if you don’t have that much time, stew it  for however long is …

OKAY I WON’T LIE. This takes a lot of prep time. But it’s pretty straight forward. Keep the music on to keep …

Chicken In Milk

January 19, 2015
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PLEASE try this at home. Roast chicken is one of THE go-to meals in our household. It’s wholesome and healthy, BRILLIANT Jamie …

DON’T LET ALL THE STEPS SCARE YOU. IT’S REALLY NOT HARD. Keep the music pumping to keep you moving! I first made …

ONE RAINY LAZY SUNDAY, MY FAMILY AND I WERE HAVING DIFFICULTY PEELING OURSELVES OFF THE SOFA, when my brother said he was …

SIMPLE AND TASTY WITH LAYERS OF FLAVOR. For Ottolenghi standards this is a really easy recipe. The original one calls for a …

THIS SALAD IS ONE OF MY FAVEEE SIDE DISHES. It’s a classic Ottolenghi salad that pairs nicely with just about everything, especially …

FOR ME A STEAK ALWAYS HITS THE SPOT, and this is an Ottolenghi classic. This dish features my ideal flavors. My mouth …

Shakshuka

October 4, 2014
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WHEN I LIVED IN THE MIDDLE EAST, MY FRIENDS AND I SPENT MANY-A-WEEKEND-BRUNCH CHATTING OVER A SHAKSHUKA. So it’s become one of …

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