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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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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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Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich

I have made many variations of chicken salad, as chicken is like a blank canvas that picks up any flavor you add, but this is hands down my favorite recipe. This is a fool proof, no fail, crowd pleasing recipe that is can be served in many different ways.  I’ve used this recipe to make sandwiches, as

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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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Honey Sriracha Wings

This is a no fuss no muss recipe, perfect for that big Memorial day weekend party you’re about to host.  3 ingredients, no frying involved, it’s a no brainer!

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Spinach Lentil Soup (Daal)

This is one my favorite ways to cook daal, lentil.  It requires very little prep work and can be made in big batches.  I love serving this as a side or a main dish.  I also love taking this to work for lunch, it heats up beautifully.  With the spinach and turmeric, it’s super healthy

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