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Lentil Fritters / Piyaju

Piyaju, Red Lentil fritters have a special spot in my heart.  I grew up eating these in my country Bangladesh, but it only came during a special time. Not sure where this originated from, but Piyaju is a special treat made during Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.  I remember walking through the busy city streets of

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Kopi Bhaaji/Aloo Gobi (Spicy Cauliflower and Potato)

Kopi Bhaaji, commonly known as Aloo Gobi which is just the Indian translation, is a spicy cauliflower and potato stir fry. I grew up with this as a side dish or a breakfast dish, now as a grown up with time constraints, this has become a very common dinner item for me.  It’s super simple and

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Daal (Spicy Garlicky Red Lentil)

Daal is like my “chicken noodle soup”.  It is my go to comfort food for when I need some TLC 🙂  I have it when I’m sick, when I’m sad or just pissed off at the world … hehe.  Daal is a must have on any Bengali dinner table, so it’s also got a nostalgic

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Prosciutto and Brie Sandwich

You all know how I’m not into cold food… cold salad, cold noodles, cold cuts, yep I dislike them all.   BUT PROSCIUTTO, now that’s a whole different story. Now I can enjoy prosciutto straight outta the packet or in any which way served.  However, paired with something sweet and mild cheese, it’s just amazing.  This sandwich

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Cauliflower Puree with Caramelized Onion

This has become my go to side-dish lately.  I’m obsessed with it. To make it easier, I use frozen cauliflower, but you can definitely make it with fresh cauliflower.  This pair really well with anything from seafood to steak.  I top it off with the caramelized onion for some extra flavors, but it’s just as

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Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken with Basmati Rice

Have this for dinner tonight… I’m serious! This meal is like bringing the Mediterranean and Indian culture together.  A “unique” combo, I know, but trust me it works beautifully.

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Mexican Corn

Doesn’t corn just scream summer to you?… it does for me.  Can’t have a summer party without some corn.  While I love just plain ‘ol corn on the cob with some butter, this just is such a crowd pleaser.  A bit spicy, a bit salty, a bit creamy… I can eat bowls of this.

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Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken with Tzatziki Sauce

This grilled chicken recipe is included in my meal plan pretty much every week.  I marinate the chicken on Sunday and keep it in the fridge for whenever I’m in need of a quick, healthy meal.  It’s a very simple recipe so you can pair it with just about anything from a simple salad, rice or

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Beef Curry

Very possibly my favorite curry to make.  This recipe has so many selling points… Super easy, 3 step (I count it as 2.5 steps) recipe. Stores really well.  It actually gets better over the days if you re-heat in the pan. EVERYONE loves it.

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Herb Roasted Potatoes

Ever plan for a dinner where you are so focused on the main dish that you forget all about the side dish? Happens to me ALL THE TIME. And every time that happens I turn to my trusty roasted potatoes recipe. Actually, to tell you the truth there is no specific recipe for roasted potatoes.

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