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Clam Linguine

Looks fancy huh?  A dish that will impress your fanciest guests. I was always intimidated by clams… how to clean it, how long to cook it, will they open up, etc. etc.  But once I gave it a shot, my mind was blown.  It is the easiest thing to cook and super quick!  And with

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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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Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Garlic

Sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, basil…… how can you go wrong with that? This is definitely my go to recipe when it comes to pasta.  With just a few ingredients, this pasta is uber flavorful.  I’ve made this for a crowd or just lunch by myself and it just never disappoints.  It’s so light and just simply

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