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Napa Cabbage and Cucumber Salad with Shrimp

This asian inspired salad is absolutely delightful.  I adapted the recipe from http://www.healthyseasonalrecipes.com/cucumber-and-napa-cabbage-coleslaw/.  It’s wonderful as a side salad, but is just as amazing as an entrée when topped with any kind of protein. I’ve served it with skirt steaks for a fancy meal.  Here I paired it with some garlic shrimp (which I always have

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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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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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Stir Fried Okra

Okra, also known as lady fingers, is one of my favorite vegetables to serve an aspiring foodie.  I love to challenge them, if you can’t handle okra you can’t be a foodie… is that mean? People can be skeptical about this beautiful pod thinking it’ll be slimy and gross.  Not true!  If cooked the right

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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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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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Vietnamese Grilled Chicken Salad

Time to take it easy on the stomach and “detox” after a whole weekend of ribs, steaks, burger and everything that comes with it :/ Memorial day weekend can be tough on the body.  I spent the whole weekend hiking and kayaking with 3 boys, needless to say all they wanted to eat was burgers

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