Broiled Cheese Toasts

Two broiled cheese toasts with avocado slices on a plate

If you’ve ever made or bought a fresh loaf of bread, you know that it tastes best the first day. The second day, however, the loaf begins to get a bit sad. You can eat it, but it doesn’t make your taste buds happy like it had the day before. You simply tolerate it. Don’t even talk about the third day. Then you feel guilty throwing the rest of the […]

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A Day Out at Haru Haru

Haru Haru Korean Restaurant street sign

A restaurant that had been on my radar for a while was Haru Haru Korean Restaurant. Based on the photos I had seen online, it looked like my type of place…a hole-in-the-wall restaurant with kitschy decor, no frills, and the promise of  good cheap Korean food. I finally made it there to try it out! Haru Haru definitely fits the hole-in-the-wall bill. Upon first sight, it looks like an extremely narrow […]

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Roasted Veggies and Sausages

Roasted vegetables and sausauges

Have you ever noticed that as summer wanes and the weather becomes cooler, we want to bake or roast more? Perhaps it’s the warmth we get from the oven. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that oven-cooked foods often bring us comfort. And we all want some comfort when winter starts setting in. Well, these roasted veggies and sausages will do just that. Personally, we have no heat in […]

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A Day Out at Ms. Mala’s Fusion Cuisine

Ms Mala's Fusion Cuisine street sign

I went to Ms. Mala’s in Jordan for the first time in September 2014. As of November 2016, I’ve been back maybe ten times, maybe more…I’ve lost count. I have been there enough that the staff now recognize me and I’m always greeted with warm familiarity. Who’d a thought I would find that in the metropolis that is Hong Kong? I love Ms. Mala’s. It is everything that I love […]

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Turmeric Pepper Shrimp Spinach Salad

A plate of turmeric shrimp spinach salad

I love tasty, hearty, and satisfying salads, but I’m not talking about some lettuce and a dribble of dressing because that is FAR from satisfying. Those types of salads only serve to be a side to something more substantial, or to help a plate look more full. Half the time, those salads are ignored because they are far less interesting than everything else on the plate. No, I love meal-worthy […]

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