Pico De Gallo

Pico de gallo is a type of salsa. While it may seem similar to regular salsa, they both have their share of differences! Pico de gallo contains less liquid and it’s much more chunky. It’s commonly used in tacos and fajitas. I like to put pico de gallo on lots of things like omelettes, quesadillas, and rice bowls.

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Hoisin Grilled Wings

I don’t eat chicken wings very often but I really love them. Today I show how to make hoisin-flavored wings, which will give traditional Buffalo style wings a run for their money. I was inspired to do this by remembering the popular hoisin grilled beef skewers that I used to make for students at the university. They were really, really popular. Below I apply that hoisin-style marinade to make chicken wings that are sweet, salty, sticky, and with a delicious Asian barbecue flavor.

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Potato Medley with Honey Sauce

The inspiration for this dish came from the Covid-19 pandemic. As it started people panicked and hoarded so many things. When people had a chance to buy vegetables, they tried to get something with a long shelf life. I myself did this and stocked up on things like potatoes, yams, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash. These things don’t last forever, however, and that led to today’s recipe.

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Turkey Kofta Kebab

One of the most popular dishes in the world is kofta, a type of meatball or meatloaf made with lots of spices. Usually made with onions, garlic, allspice, cardamon, and cinnamon, kofta packs a unique and flavorful punch!

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Easy Guacamole

I don’t remember the first time I ever had guacamole, but it’s not something that I grew up with. It’s one of those things that I discovered as an adult and really love to eat any chance I get. Today I have an easy guacamole recipe for you to make. It uses fresh avocados, onions, tomatoes, and a few other ingredients. This is fast and easy to make and so much better than anything you would find ready-made in the store.

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Bengali-Style Potato Cakes

When many people think of “cake” they think of some kind of sweet cake like you might have for a birthday or for dessert. Yet there is a whole other world of cakes that are savory, such as crab cakes or shrimp cakes. Today I want to show you how to make another kind of savory cake — in this case a potato cake like the ones that I grew up with in Bangladesh.

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Ham and Potato Cakes

Christmas is a special holiday that l look forward to each year. Often after a big holiday meal I have leftovers such as cooked ham and mashed potatoes. I found myself in this circumstance this year and so wanted something creative to make with them. Yes I could have served the leftovers as is — my family would have been happy that way — but I really wanted to try out the recipe that I present to you today.

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Cauliflower Cakes

I am a big fan of cauliflower. I grew up eating this vegetable in Bangladesh where it is grown locally and eaten when in season in the fall. During the cauliflower season my mother would make sautéed cauliflower with a bit of turmeric. Cauliflower was also commonly used in fish curry. Cauliflower may seem like an ordinary veggie but it has really a unique flavor. It is affordable and healthy.

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KFC-inspired Chicken Fingers

I have mentioned on my blog a few times that I love making fried chicken at home. Today I am showing how to make chicken fingers (or tenders) that have the 11 herbs-and-spices recipe that you will find in the popular KFC chain of restaurants. The fresh way that I prepare it below will be much better than what you find at a fast-food restaurant, however.

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Tandoori Chicken

When my husband and I were students and had very little money to spend, one splurge was to go to an Indian buffet. This was a chance to enjoy a variety of South Asian meals that I didn’t have experience making at home. One of my favorite dishes ‒ like so many people ‒ was the Tandoori chicken, as it was grilled, had nice vibrant colors, and had a very unique taste from all of the spices.

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