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Thai Basil Pesto

When life gives me Thai Basil… apparently I make pesto. I recently moved to a cozy neighborhood in Singapore that boasts a fantastic wet market.  I go there every weekend to stock up on local produce, meats and fresh flowers to adorn my apartment.  Most of the produce and meats come from Indonesia or Malaysia, … Continue reading

Grilled Eggplant with Garlic-Cumin Vinaigrette, Feta & Herbs

I actually have to give credit to a friend for finding this recipe. He made this appetizer for a Mediterranean Feast a few of our friends cooked up a few weeks ago. The eggplant takes very little time to make and tastes so refreshing with the vinaigrette and herbs. I served it as one of … Continue reading

Quinoa Salad Tabbouleh-Style

My quinoa addiction started during my holiday in South America, where I ordered this refreshing quinoa at almost every meal.  I find the taste of quinoa itself to be quite mild, maybe slightly nutty, but I absolutely love the crunchy texture and fluffy consistency.  Sometimes I feel like I am betraying my natural affinity for white … Continue reading

Pimm’s Cup

Pimm’s Cup, a favorite thirst quencher at Wimbledon, polo matches, and other sporting events has been on my radar for a few years. I’ve tried it for the first time in Hong Kong at the Rugby Sevens (admittedly in a vastly less sophisticated manner than implied by the other sports at which it is served). … Continue reading

Salad Shirazi

As I was preparing my Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb with a Honey Mustard Glaze, I was trying to think of a lighter side dish to serve with it.  I recalled the first time I had made Baby Lamb Chops with a Cucumber-Mint Relish, I served it with a tomato, cucumber, red onion and mint … Continue reading

Cucumber Mint Tea Sandwiches

I made these easy sandwiches for a work party. I like how cream cheese and mint filling gives this sandwich a refreshing taste. You can whip these up in no time for events like baby showers, tea parties, bridal showers and more. Cucumber Mint Tea Sandwiches recipe via Epicurious Ingredients 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint … Continue reading

Baby Lamb Chops with Cucumber-Mint Relish

To celebrate spring (and have an excuse to day drink), my roommate and I hosted a grand “indoor picnic” party.  We made a bunch of appetizers and gallons of refreshing cocktails.  We even purchased this nifty plastic beverage dispenser so we could easily transport our bar up to the roof at the first sign of … Continue reading