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Balsamic Roasted Carrots

Whenever I move to a new place, one of the biggest elements for me to settle in is getting a handle on all the grocers and local markets.  When I discovered Singapore’s Tiong Bahru wet market over a year ago (and subsequently moved to live right next to it), everything started to click into place.  Now my Hong Kong … Continue reading

Penang Achar

Achar is a word used in many Indo-Aryan languages for “Indian pickle.” This dish is composed of a variety of vegetables that are essentially pickled by being blanched in vinegar. This achar is particularly delicious to be eaten the next day when all ingredients infuse together. We prepared this dish during our Penang Cooking Class, … Continue reading

Chicken Noodle Soup

Since I moved to Singapore, one of the most difficult things to adapt to here has been the weather.  Going from the intense humidity outside and the full blast air conditioning inside has revealed my immune system is really not up to par, and sadly I have gotten sick almost on a monthly basis.  During … Continue reading

Chicken Stock

I know this post should have exited by now, because stock is almost a presumed ingredient in everyone’s cooking arsenal. But Jen and I have been a bit lazy with our own stock making, and since I had just made a Whole Roasted Chicken earlier in the week, the leftover bones were a perfect occasion … Continue reading

Hawaiian Mac Salad

This is the final and BEST side dish to complete our Hawaiian BBQ plate.  I became addicted to macaroni salad in Hawaii (my sister studied “abroad” there for a year).  I have always been a little afraid to learn what exactly was in this dish because is so friggin’ delicious, and well… my fears were … Continue reading

Chinese Chicken Salad

I subscribe to Wine Spectactor’s free email list that occasionally sends out recipes.  I haven’t had too much luck with these recipes though as they all tend to be French and quite fancy.   Basically, that translates to 10+ ingredients and 10+ steps and I’m too lazy to try most of them.  The ones I have … Continue reading

Chicken and Artichoke Fricassée with Mushrooms

After a weekend of bar food and stadium fare, I wanted to make something healthier and more homey. And I wanted leftovers for lunch. I started perusing recipes on epicurious, and stumbled upon this one, which originated from a 2007 issue of Bon Appétit and appealed to me.  The original recipe calls for morels, which … Continue reading

Whole Roasted Chicken

Natalya and I are huge fans of buying whole rotisserie chickens from the grocery store, especially when we are feeling too lazy to cook.  Sometimes we will incorporate the rotisserie chicken as part of a full meal, but more often we end up just picking at it as a quick snack.  One day, we were … Continue reading