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DIY Refried Beans

Refried Beans

I recently purchased a bag of black beans. I saw them, I think I was feeling healthy at the time, so I bought them…and then they sat in the cupboard for a while because I really had no idea what to do with them. Put them in a soup? A stew? Then it came to […]

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Paneer

Home Made Paneer

Palak Paneer is one of my ultimate and always ordered Indian dishes. I love the creamy spinach purée and especially like the grilled cheese stuff that is inside the delicious sauce. That yummy cheese stuff is Paneer and its an Indian cheese. I thought that you could only get from speciality Indian shops, but I was […]

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Pickled Beetroot

Delicious Beetroot

Beetroot is one of those vegetables that just screams summer (and Christmas!) for me. Mum always grabs a whole bunch of them and makes up a big bowl of pickled beetroots to have on hamburgers, in salads and on sandwiches and I have recently noticed them in some of the markets here in Chiang Mai. […]

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Recipe: Pla Pad Cha

Pla Pad Cha

Pla Pad Cha / Pad Cha is a really delicious dish that represents everything “Thai”to me – spicy, saucy, sour and crispy. I first came across this dish at a small hut on the side of a late called Huay Tung Tao in Chiang Mai. It is served with a side of sticky rice which […]

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Healthy Feasting

Tasty Chilli

I am now in the process of cooking up a slew of tasty Mexican recipes for a new website. AWESOME. So far I have cooked 2 types of ‘chilli’, fajitas, guacamole, Mexican rice and….i think that’s it. What I like about Mexican food is that I can spice it up as much as I like…and […]

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Beer Fajitas

mmm Chicken Fajitas

Ages ago Mick and I looked at how much salt/fat/crap is in the pre-made fajita mix packets that you buy. I was horrified. So much rubbish just to make something taste good. So I decided that we should just stop being so lazy and make our own marinade. SURELY its not that hard. Turns out […]

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Guacamole

Guacamole

Avocados are so damn tasty. Just sayin’. And avocado with anything is pretty much the bomb. Its coming into avocado season here and i am totally excited! The avocados here are about the size of grapefruits, small seeds and really smooth bright skin. Bit different to the rough skin and big seed ones we have […]

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Tod Mun Pla

Tod Mun Pla

Everyone loves fish cakes. Seriously. They are so tasty with a big salad, as an appetiser or even on their own with some sweet chilli sauce.  My friend Alicia makes some really great fish cakes that are healthy and low in fat – these you can make in a non-stick frypan easily but unfortunately for […]

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Thai Food Recipes

Thai Food Recipes

I have been busy cooking the last few months, busy cooking yummy Thai food mostly. But its not without reason. I have been engaged to write content (i.e. recipes) for a cooking site – www.thaifood-recipes.com. This has been really great and I have been loving the challenge of cooking new things I have never attempted […]

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Kai Jiaow

Kai Jiaow

Kai Jiaow literally translates to crispy egg and that’s just what it is – crispy egg omelette. This is commonly found served with tomato and onion or minced pork as a filling, but as I didn’t have any pork when I made this, its the former version below. Make sure you only use vegetable oil […]

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