A Taste of China: Shanghai Eats

December 1, 2010

So you’ve seen the Shanghai sights, now it’s time to see the eats! I’ll start off with an example of the type of meal we were served on Air China during our trip.  We were either served lunch/dinner type foods or breakfast.  This is one of the dinner options: Look, it’s like a bento!!  Steamed […]

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Savory start, spicy finish

March 8, 2010

Would you expect anything less, given my Spiceaholic persona?  🙂 Oatmeal is very very popular for breakfast throughout the blogosphere, and while I’ll eat it once in a while, I just don’t enjoy it as much as others seem to.  I think a lot of it is a texture thing — it’s so goopy. Anyway […]

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January 31, 2010

If you asked me for a quick English description for khichuri, I would call it a lentil-rice pilaf. This is one of my favorite Bengali comfort foods.  Well, it’s unfair of me to claim it as Bengali, since it’s a common dish in the sub-continent, but I do think we Bengalis have made it our […]

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Cheater’s Chicken Biryani

December 13, 2009

My dirty little cooking secret? I rely waaayyy too much on prepackaged Indian spice mixes when I’m looking to make something quick.  The heart of the matter is that I’m lazy and if I can take a shortcut I will.  It’s not that I don’t make Indian food from scratch, I do.  But not when […]

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Rice made nice

October 4, 2009

I’m making this quick because I had a LONG day today. I had to actually come into the office today. On a Sunday. And I worked yesterday too. But I’m so glad I did or else I would have been really behind on Monday, with the October 15th deadline looming. Anyway, I was very tired […]

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