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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Chaiday

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Chaiday

I’m never quite sure about posting a recipe for masala chai because you really can’t go wrong as long as it comes out to your taste. Who needs a recipe, right? Well, maybe you love the taste of masala chai but you’ve never considered making it yourself, or maybe you’ve only ever had the opportunity to have chai in a coffeeshop chain and are interested in what the original would taste like. And since I … Read entire article »

Filed under: Drinks and Snacks, Indian

Carrot Cake Sandwich

Carrot Cake Sandwich

Newsflash: YOU can have CAKE for LUNCH!!! Is it just a New Zealand thing or do all cafes around the world have carrot cake? We have lots of amazing cake in our cafes here, but you can always rely on the ol’ standby if you’re not in the mood for anything exotic. I love it. Plus you can try to pretend you are choosing something healthy since there are actually vegetables in there (awkward smile). On one … Read entire article »

Filed under: Child-friendly, Drinks and Snacks, New Zealand, Vegetarian

Oden: Japanese stew

Oden: Japanese stew

Something funny is going on in New Zealand. Last week I had a craving for Florentines and bought all the stuff to make them. And then this week, I bought ingredients to make potato and leek soup. I opened up my friend Mel  in Wellington’s blog and what do I see? She has been making Florentines and potato soup! The truth of the matter is that it is darn cold in New Zealand right now and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Japanese

Furikake: Japanese rice seasoning

Furikake: Japanese rice seasoning

Furikake ふりかけ is Japan’s answer to zaatar or dukkah. Whereas those middle eastern condiments are mainly associated with bread, furikake is associated with, you’ve guessed it, rice.  Although some types of furikake are delicious on salads or vegetables, you’ll most often come across this savoury mixture on top of a bowl of steaming rice, or in onigiri. The flavourings vary with ingredients such as bonito (a type of fish shavings), nori, sesame seeds, dried egg, salmon … Read entire article »

Filed under: Ingredients, Japanese