*CLOSED* “Skinnier” Lasagna + Red Gold Tomatoes Lasagna Kit Giveaway

February 1, 2015

A hearty but healthier lasagna with lean ground beef, mushrooms, spinach, low-fat cheese, flavorful tomato sauce and whole wheat noodles – doesn’t this sound like the perfect comfort food for all this cold weather we’ve been having recently? I hope everyone’s been keeping safe and warm, especially those of you in the Northeast affected by […]

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Madhur Jaffrey’s Baked Beef Curry

May 14, 2012

  When I first attempted to learn how to cook Indian/Bengali food, I really sucked.  I did! For instance, I thought I could skip using oil and browning onions when making curry.  Because I knew that if I didn’t use oil then it would be healthier.  I knew the 4 basic spices that went into […]

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Mini Meat “Pi”

March 14, 2012

Happy Pi Day! I just couldn’t let today slip by without some kind of acknowledgement. So I was looking for inspiration and happened to be flipping through my copy of “The Unofficial HarryPotter Cookbook,” which I received for my birthday (thanks, Lopa!), and found what I was looking for — meat pies.  I used one […]

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Crockpot Barbacoa Beef

March 4, 2012

Work’s about to get crazy busy for me, so my priority is making sure I don’t have to think about food during the week.  I try to make one dish that’ll provide enough leftovers to cover dinner for a few days. Enter the slow-cooker.  The poor thing only gets broken out a few times a […]

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A Taste of China: Xi’an Eats

December 9, 2010

Have I whetted your appetite for our Xi’an eats?  I hope so?  Just looking at some of the pics brings back memories and makes me wish I could go back for one last taste. Our first meal in Xi’an was not Chinese food — it was Japanese! Just outside where the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda […]

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Mirage Persian Cuisine

November 13, 2010

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had the following conversation with friends or with my husband when deciding where to go for dinner: “Where should we go?” “I don’t know, I’m up for anything.” “Yeah, me too.  Well, I just had (insert any restaurant/cuisine) so anything but that.” “Okay.” “So, what sounds good?” […]

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Everybody Wanchai Tonight — Wanchai Ferry Giveaway!

June 17, 2010

I’m sure I’m not the only one who thought of that title . . .   🙂 Way more often than I’d like, I come home tired from work and there’s nothing ready to eat for dinner.  So we end up ordering something or going out. Well, guess who was tired after work tonight and didn’t […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2010

I hope everyone has had a great Valentine’s Day! We kept it low-key this year like we do every year. We don’t usually do gifts and we put a stop to the flowers a while back since it’s such a rip-off. Once upon a time when we were dating and newly-wed it was more of […]

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Spice’s Bites — Jan. 18, 2010

January 18, 2010

I think we should have 3-day weekends EVERY weekend. Today was the perfect end to the weekend. I lazed around in bed, finishing up another Agatha Christie novel.  I didn’t realize how many of these I had collected over the years, and I’m happily working my way through them, re-reading some.  The one I finished […]

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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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