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Moqueca Baiana

Moqueca baiana which translates to “Bahian stew” in Portugese is literally that — a delicious Brazilian seafood stew originating from the Bahia state in the Northeast region of the country.  This dish is influenced by African cuisine, which is most noticeable in its use of palm oil.  Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil made … Continue reading

Lamb and Winter Vegetable Stew

Winter doesn’t really exist in Singapore; it’s ridiculously hot and humid all year round.  That whole equator proximity thing… The seasons we do experience here can be characterized as wet and dry, although the lines are blurred because it can rain even during non-monsoon season.  Which it does… often.  However, when it is monsoon season, … Continue reading

Super Chili

I made this chili for Super Bowl Sunday, and while I am a bit sad the 49ers aren’t playing today, this deliciously hearty bowl of chili has made my stomach very happy! I found two super easy chili recipes on AllRecipes.com that I decided to combine to make my chili: Debdoozie’s Blue Ribbon Chili and … Continue reading

Oxtail Stew

This is one of my favorite dishes that my mother cooks — I always request it when she visits me in NYC.  Oxtail stew is so rich and hearty, and can be very simple to cook, especially if you use Lipton® Recipe Secrets® Onion Soup Mix like my mother does.  Perhaps one day I will … Continue reading

Bianca, NYC

Bianca Chef: Giancarlo Quadalti Cuisine: Italian Neighborhood: NoHo Price: appetizers under $10, mains under $20  (cash only) Address: 5 Bleecker St., NYC 10012 Telephone: 212-260-4666 Hours: Mon-Thu 5pm-11pm; Fri-Sat 5pm-midnight; Sun 5pm-10:30pm Tucked away in the bustle of the NoHo neighborhood, Bianca is a gem of a restaurant serving up very affordable Italian fare with … Continue reading

Sheba Lounge and Restaurant, CA

Sheba Lounge and Restaurant Chef: Netsanet and Israel Alemayehu Cuisine: Ethiopian Neighborhood: Fillmore Price: all dishes $15 or under Phone: 415-440-7414 Address: 1419 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 Hours: Fri-Sat Dinner 5pm-11pm, Lounge 5pm-2am; Sun-Thurs Dinner 5pm-10pm, Lounge 5pm-1am; Happy Hour Sun-Thurs 11pm-1am First of all, I love love love Ethiopian cuisine. To some, … Continue reading

San Francisco-Style Cioppino

Don’t know what cioppino is?  Neither did I, even though apparently this fish stew originated from where I grew up!  But then again, whenever I dined out in San Francisco, my family only took me to Chinatown so I think I can be excused from this lack of knowledge… oh well now is the time … Continue reading

Beet Top Stew

When cooking beets, oftentimes people will just discard the beet tops.  It is such as waste because the stems and leaves can be eaten as well.  A great way to use leftover beet tops is to make an easy and  delicious beet top stew! This beet top stew recipe was given to me by my … Continue reading