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Swedish Meatballs

Been ages since we’ve been to IKEA. Window shopping or filling our carts with cool stuff we don’t need is fun, sure, but usually the highlight of our IKEA trips is usually lunch at their cafeteria. We’d order the usual staples like the fried chicken wings, grilled salmon, and of course the meatballs.

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Chicken Yakisoba

I really like yakisoba. Back when I was a student living in Nagoya for over a year, every few days we’d walk down the road to the neighborhood supermarket to get groceries, and prepare our own meals in the dorm kitchen. One of the things I’d pick up from time to time was a pack of yakisoba noodles which comes with ready-made seasoning, so whipping up a quick meal of yakisoba was pretty easy.

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Mi Kari (Curry Noodles)

I love mi kari. I love them a specific way, where the broth is creamy but not too rich or thick, with a good mix of toppings but not overdone or trying too hard. I also like the broth to be flavorful and savory and bursting with umami, which I imagined should come from some form of stock.

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Mediterranean Baked Fish

Bought a kilo of really nice cod fillets from Seafood Maestro, some I used for the Fish Pie. I still had a few pieces left over, so I trawled the Internet for a recipe which is relatively simple to make, and with ingredients which will allow the flavor of the cod to really shine through. This search led me to discover this amazing blog The Mediterranean Dish, and I have a feeling this won’t be the first recipe I would try out from here.

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Fish Pie

Recently, enough visits to the doctor’s made everyone in my household realize that we all need to watch our cholestrol levels. One of the advice given by the dietician (long story) was to have fish much more frequently in a week.

A few days prior, Mummy was also craving Shepherd’s Pie but felt very disappointed when I told her Shepherd’s Pie is typically made with lamb filling. Still I think she was more fascinated by the idea of a pie topped with yummy mashed potatoes, and given our recent directive to move towards a more omega-3-rich diet, I looked up a recipe for fish pie and found this one by Kitchen Sanctuary so simple yet interesting.

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Filipino Chicken Adobo

Wanted to contribute a dish to the dinner table one night, something to eat with rice like we usually do. I can’t really remember now what triggered my curiosity to look for Filipino dishes for ideas, but finally I settled on this yummy-looking chicken adobo recipe from Rasa Malaysia. The blog took the recipe from a book The Adobo Road Cookbook, so I guessed this recipe would be quite authentic.

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Sausage & Mushroom Calzones

Had a few things I needed to clear from my freezer and pantry. A pack of lamb and rosemary sausages, some mozzarella cheese, and I also had a can of plum tomatoes stashed in the cupboard. Easiest way to use up mozzarella is by making some form of pizza, so I busted out my 500 Pizzas and Flatbreads recipe book to look up a recipe I tried many many years ago, which I remembered to be quite yummy: sausage and mushroom calzones.

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Portuguese Duck Rice

I was eating meh duck rice the other day, then remembered the whole duck I had in the freezer. I wanted to try making my own duck rice at home, so I started looking around for (Chinese-style) recipes, only to stumble upon this interesting Portuguese version. The ingredients and steps were quite simple, so I decided to give it a try.⁣

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Sweet & Sour Chicken Luncheon Meat with Potatoes

Recently Rudy ordered a few items from Lolili’s Delights, which sells halal Chinese delicacies like bakkwa, chang, stuff that was completely inaccessible to us in the past. Among the few things we bought was the luncheon meat, and I wasn’t sure how best to use it.

Searched online and found this really simple, yummy recipe by Spice n’ Pans. Just watching this video and imagining how comforting this dish might be made me want to make it right away, so here we are.

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