Category Archives: Cooking

Black Japonica Rice with Cabbage, Endive and (Optional) Farmer’s Cheese

Black Japonica rice – I discovered it recently.  I bought a cup to investigate.  It is mostly purple-black.  It’s a short-grained rice.  You will find a photo of it, raw, at the end of this post. Prep Time:  20 minutes, … Continue reading

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Kashmiri Masala/Curry Paste

Here’s the Kashmiri Curry Paste recipe I used for the Khatta Meat I posted the other day.  The recipe is adapted from The Curry Guy’s recipe.   My main adaptation was to change “vegetable oil” to “grapeseed oil”, because it … Continue reading

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Khatta Meat

Made for the March Northern Curry Recipe Challenge, over at Lina’s.  I do love these challenges, for the new tastes I get to try.  The non-veggie arm of the judging is being performed by Sandhya, of Indfused.  The veggie dishes … Continue reading

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Sali Murgh – A Parsi Curry from North India

This recipe is created for the Northern Indian Curry Link Party March Challenge, via Lin’s Recipes. Hey, I found a recipe which specifically calls for dark meat chicken (and it isn’t just wings)! This dish is a Parsi dish — … Continue reading

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Chicken Heart Yakatori

NOTE:  I actually made this recipe about a month ago, and wrote it up about then.  I’m trying to pace out recipes and vary them up as I post them.  This turned out to be a good idea, as work … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day: Irish Shepherd’s Pie

For many people, shepherd’s pie is comfort food, something they grew up with, which reminds them of home cooking:  Mom’s weekly or possibly every other week’s dish.  Often it was served with ground beef (here in America, at any rate), … Continue reading

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Hoisin Sauce

I bought some Hoisin sauce from Whole Paycheck, and even from that supposedly-natural source, this jar has a lot of dodgy ingredients.  SOOOO… Make-Over Time!!!  I am going to make my own.  I found a couple of recipes on-line that I’ll … Continue reading

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