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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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Apple Rose Tart

How pretty are these!!! Just looking at these make me so happy.  I baked them for my office party and they were gone within 2 minutes….. not kidding.  They look really delicate and complicated, but truth be told they are one of the easiest treats I’ve ever made.  And they are absolutely delicious and always

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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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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Dijon & Maple

If there’s one thing you make this Thanksgiving, it should be these sweet potatoes with a drizzle of dijon and maple.  It’s super quick, easy and absolutely delightful. Also, try this Herb Roasted Potatoes for a quick and easy side dish.

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Spicy Roasted Chicken

I have way too many people in my family who want that drumstick… me being one of them.  Since our Thanksgiving dinner includes 22 people, 1 turkey is never enough for the dark meat lovers. So I always end up making a few chickens, this way there’s enough dark meat for everyone. Since I get a

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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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