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Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in Condiments, International, Salad, Side Dish | 0 comments

Russian  Potato Salad

Russian Potato Salad

I have always loved potatoes in different form. Growing up, my mom would add potatoes to green vegetable dish because we wouldn’t eat the vegetable otherwise. With potatoes, we were willing to give that a try and eventually we started liking some of those vegetables san potatoes. Good trick ha! I do this with my family too. After being in US for as long as I have, I get the impression that potato salad is must have for BBQ events and picnic during summer. Most potato salad I have tasted have mayo, pickles and some common condiments across the board. In most salad, potatoes are left in chunkier cut with the exception of my mother-in-law’s potato salad which we all love in our family so much. Apparently, Russian potato salad takes the liberty to expand on the basic base by adding chopped vegetables and meat (such as cubed ham or turkey if you like).I stayed with the vegetables. Ingredients 2 Russet potatoes 5 baby carrots chopped 1/4 cup chopped green beans 1/3 cup frozen peas...

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Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Celebration, International | 0 comments

Progressive Dinner and Chicken – Spinach Lasagna

Progressive Dinner and Chicken – Spinach Lasagna

A month or so ago, our American Heritage Girls troop hosted progressive dinner. Theme for the dinner was ‘Tour the World’. Can you hear me squeal? My most favorite theme for anything pretty much 🙂 This theme fitted very well in our ‘World Heritage’ AHG Badge. I feel like I am learning a lot through AHG with my daughter. For example, take this dinner. Until that time, I had never been a part of or hosted a ‘progressive’ dinner. When I first heard of it, house hopping every 30 – 40 minutes sounded too much of hassle but those who had participated in this earlier, went ga-ga about what a wonderful experience it was. So we signed up. To those of you who are new to the concept of ‘progressive’ dinner, this is how it goes. Dinner ‘progresses’ course by course through individual houses.May I suggest to carpool when you are house hopping ?We did. Couple of our AHG family signed up to do each course. Starting from Appetizer, Side, Main,...

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Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Food-lens, Indian, International | 0 comments

Jalebi

Jalebi

Couple of days back I was craving Indian sweets. Precisely ‘Jalebi’. Something to do with the shared food pictures by my aunt. I ended up making Indian rice pudding, no ‘jalebi’.*sigh* When I think of Jalebi, I think of Friday. Place where we grew up, there is a very popular shrine of Muslim Saint, local call it ‘Peer baba’.{Pee-r :Holy saint, Baba : term of endearment  you can say) Every Friday, locals, Hindu – Muslim alike go there to pay respect to the saint. Growing up Hindu I visited that particular shrine many many time. Not too far from our home. Usually people offered few things at the shrine, like ‘shawl’ and flowers etc. Right next to it, vendor sold ‘Jalebi’ ,made to order ,hot out of oil, which we always bought. So to this day when I see ‘Jalebi’ I think of ‘Peer baba’. You can think of ‘Jalebi’ as Indian funnel cake, laced piping and fried, with some key differences. ‘Jalebi’ is much smaller in size then...

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Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Breakfast, International | 0 comments

Shakshuka

Shakshuka

What do you do with farm fresh eggs? My friend Suzy shared with us some farm fresh beauties.Anything farm fresh makes me very happy.I would go extra mile for it and create my menu around it.I wanted to  try so many things with the dozen. I settled on Shakshuka. It has  a winning taste combination of onion and red bell in my book. Shakshuka is very popular middle eastern breakfast.Different region have slight variation to it.Core idea remains the same.Egg is cooked on top of the onion,bell pepper,tomatoes medley. I told my kids that this dish is  middle eastern.Abby asked, are they still battling in middle east? She remembered it from our last middle east inspired meal.So we collectively prayed over the region. I will not go into the gory details of atrocities going on this  very volatile region.If you keep up with the news,you know precisely what is happening there.Please pray for the change in heart for those persecuting.Safety and rescue for those being persecuted .This part of the world needs our...

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Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in International, Side Dish, Veggies | 0 comments

Boerenkool Stamppot

Boerenkool Stamppot

What’s in the name? Well,if you are Dutch,you will know it immediately.If you are not, like me, then here is an explanation. Boerenkool is ‘Kale’ ; Stamppot simply means “mashed up’, potatoes being the consistent ingredient. Just like Irish has colcannon (cabbage with mashed potatoes),Dutch has Boerenkool Stamppot.If  carrots or parsnips are added instead of kale,name changes accordingly.Concept remains same.Pretty cool ha ! What inspired  ? My theory is when we are trying a vegetable or fruit, which is known for its failed record in our taste department, I go global.I research how the particular produce is enjoyed across different culture. Though there are some produce which are  grown only in set regions of the world, there are many fruits and vegetable available to us which has global presence. I learnt that Kale has been enjoyed by Dutch for long time, way before it became the talk of health town. How it is eaten in Netherlands? It is mashed with potatoes and enjoyed with sausage.Here is my version. Ingredients 3 Russet potatoes  cleaned 1-1/2 cups chopped packed kale(I chose curly because...

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Posted by on Apr 20, 2014 in Celebration, International | 1 comment

Pasca

Pasca

Happy Resurrection Day my friends! We celebrated the risen messiah at the downtown square, out and open in our community with sprinkle of rain here and there. It is great that we can hold the meetings like that, so openly in our community without any fear. I have been thinking of the events in Ukraine, Russia, and Crimea a lot lately. Persecution of Christ follower is very real at this point of time in that part of the world .I wondered if the resurrection day was marred with fear this year for them.Can you imagine the fear that your Bible may get confiscated or you may be arrested or fined for reading the word of God? Would you pray for the leaders, for people and especially for the children who are often most neglected and end up orphan in the crisis like this? What is Pasca? ‘Pasca’  is sweet bread, popular at the time of Easter in East European countries.I  baked the Romanian version because  I just happen to...

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