miso grilled eggplant with cheese

miso grilled eggplant with cheese

This has been a favorite of our family since I first made it. I was inspired by a YouTube video I watched about Nikkei cuisine (basically Japanese-influenced Peruvian cuisine) and since I had some eggplant in the fridge and all the other ingredients needed, I made this. The miso sauce was adapted from another recipe, but the cheese on top of the eggplant is “Nikkei-influenced”. You can also make this without the cheese on top and it is also delicious.

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min chiang kueh

min chiang kueh

I occasionally crave snacks and sweets from my homeland (Singapore) and this is one of the many things I miss from home. The chewy interior, crisp exterior and sweet and salty peanut filling never fails to satisfy me. It took me some time and many tries before finding a recipe and technique that produced similar min chiang kueh to the ones I can get back home.

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roasted cauliflower with ginger, turmeric and cumin and spiced basmati rice

roasted cauliflower and spiced basmati rice

roasted cauliflower with ginger, turmeric and cumin and spiced basmati rice

This is a favorite and staple meal in our family. I cook this pretty often (at least twice a month?) and we all love it. It is very easy to whip up and elements of this dish can be prepared beforehand making it easy to bring everything together. Since my family loves roasted cauliflower I always roast at least two heads when I make this.

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crustless pizza

crustless pizza

crustless pizza

Another Nigella Lawson favorite in our family is this crustless pizza. The hubs is okay with it but E and I enjoy it for lunch whenever we have cold meats in the fridge we need to use up. It is very easy to whip up but does require a cook time of 30 minutes in the oven at 400°F so do take into account the amount of time your oven needs to preheat.

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food processor bread

nine-grain loaf

UPDATED Jan 2017: With new instructions if you are using the Cuisinart Steam + Convection Oven (Model CSO-300N). See bottom of recipe page.

UPDATED July 2016: With new measurements for the white bread recipe and more detailed method.

This is my go-to method and recipe to whip up quick loaves of bread. The only pain about this recipe is washing the food processor after use. As such, I usually make at least 3 batches (3 loaves) at a time. I have blogged about this method in the past and to this day, still make bread this way if I need to make a plain white or whole-grain loaf.

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Review: Cuisinart Steam and Convection Oven (CSO-300N)

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I first encountered the Cuisinart Steam and Convection Oven at a friend’s house. I had known about steam ovens but had never seen a counter top one before. I was quite impressed with the functionality and was drawn to it because the hubs and I love baking bread and baking our bread in a steam oven seemed rather appealing. However, the price point was a little high and we didn’t have the space for it.

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