Category Archives: What’s for Dinner

Buffalo Chicken Chili
Buffalo Chicken Chili

During the winter months, hearty, comforting football foods are at their prime. On one side of the football food spectrum are the time-tested classics like beefy chili, spinach artichoke dip and cheesy nachos, and on the other side are relative newcomers such as buffalo chicken dip and southwestern egg rolls. This quick and easy recipe […]

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Chickpea Salad

“People aren’t either wicked or noble. They’re like chef’s salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.” ― Lemony Snicket, The Grim Grotto It’s the end of November and the middle of party season in Delhi. If you’re regretting all those kaybob rolls and malai […]

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Cast Iron Roasted Cumin Chicken (with roasted cauliflower)

So Niki (who has a lot of recipes here, but you can find her at her own blog, Life in Recipes), has been raving about her oh so easy and tasty discovery of Cast Iron Skillet Chicken.  So, I decided to try it out, and then of course post about it, and steal her thunder, muhahahahah!! […]

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Spiced Cottage Pie (Vegetarian)

I’ve been meaning to try a shephard’s pie for a while but I found this interesting vegetarian version I wanted to try. I’ve never cooked soya before and I have to say I’m not a fan of it per se but this is probably one of the nicest ways to eat it. This is a […]

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Easy Indian Cooking – Peas Masala

When you have to cook every day, you tend to find short cuts to make the recipe flavorful, yet simple and less time- consuming. I am no different. When I truly cannot figure out what to cook for dinner I resort to some old-fashioned recipes from the kitchens of my mother and grandmothers. You get […]

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The Priest Fainted (Imam Bayildi, a Turkish Dish)

Imam Bayildi ( The Priest Fainted) is one of the most well-known Turkish “Zeytinyagli” Olive Oil Dishes. In the orginal recipe, fried eggplant stuffed with tomato, onion, garlic and parsley, baked in the oven and served cold. My version of Imam Bayildi is lighter and easier than the original one. Ingredients: Ingredients: 4 medium-sized eggplants […]

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Chicken with Balsamic Cream Sauce, Mushrooms and Onions

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb. Bonesless Skinless Chicken Breasts 1/2 of a Large Onion – Thinly sliced 1 Package of Whole Mushrooms – sliced 1/2 Cup of Chicken Broth 1 Cup Heavy Cream 3 Tbs. Butter – Divided 1/2 Cup of Parmesan Cheese 2 Tbs. Balsamic Vinegar Salt and Pepper Instructions: Saute onions over medium heat […]

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Spanish Tortilla

Spanish Tortilla or Spanish omlette is something completely different to Mexican Tortillas. Mexican tortillas are flatbread made using flour, whereas Spanish tortillas are omlette cooked with potatoes. This simple omlette is an ideal filling breakfast on a lazy sunday morning or you can also pack these for your picnic, since they are good even when […]

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Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Have I mentioned I love my Mandoline Slicer?*  My mom got it for me for Christmas (along with a cut resistant glove like this one, as recommended by my hero Alton Brown), and my husband jokes that I’ll come up with any excuse to cut things thin.  Well, so I had a mandoline, and some sweet potatoes, […]

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Pappa al Pomodoro, Tuscan Tomato Soup

Pappa al Pomodoro is a traditional Florentine tomato and bread dish, half-way between a soup and a porridge. Its robust flavor is perfect to pair with a glass of red wine. Also, this dish is easy and quick to prepare, and is an excellent way to use up leftover stale bread. If you don’t have […]

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Farmer’s Market Scramble

The Olympics does this to you. You’ll be sitting on your butt eating Cheetos and then… blammo. You realize you’ve been eating nothing but complete crap your entire life and, DUH, if you just ate organic free-range celery, you would totally be (and look like) that beach volleyball player. Enter: the farmer’s market trip on […]

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Ray Wing on Spinach Leaves

My wife and I were lucky enough to find Ray wing going cheap in our local supermarket, so decided to try and come up with a good recipe to cook them in. Special Instructions: Serves 2 Ingredients: 100g Butter Sliced Parsley 1 Lemon Spinach leaves Handful of Flour Instructions: Divide butter in half, putting 50g […]

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Prawn Biryani

Authentic South Indian version of prawn biryani, this one pot meal would fit perfectly for your dinner partly. Special Instructions: Serves 4, Time required: 45 minutes Ingredients: Rice- 2 cups Prawns- 1/2 kg Ginger garlic paste- 2 tsp. Onion- 1 big sized ( finely sliced ) Tomato- 2 medium sized ( finely chopped ) Green […]

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Vegan Filipino Eggplant Omelette

Tortang Talong or Eggplant Omelette is made by frying eggplants dipped in egg batter. Many Filipinos love it because it’s tasty and convenient to cook, especially if they’re on a budget. Originally, Tortang Talong consists of eggplants and eggs. To veganize it, I replaced the eggs with a mixture that has squash, specifically, kabocha squash. […]

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Quick & Easy Korean Bimbimbap

Remember Winter Sonata? OMG! Every girl I know was talking non-stop about the drama, the love story, the heartbreak, the tears and of course the handsome BAE YONG CHOON (which I had a crush on too!). I remembered it was Winter Sonata that created the whole Korean drama craze in Malaysia. Since then, I had […]

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Pork Curry Donburi

As I mentioned in my Japanese Beef Curry post (http://justonecookbook.com/blog/recipes/japanese-beef-curry/), curry rice is one of Japanese kids’ favorite meals. I always looked forward to the day when my mom was making curry rice for dinner. We have a lot of curry rice specialty restaurants in Japan and it wouldn’t be incorrect to say it’s one […]

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How to Make Aloo Palak

Aloo Palak is easy to make recipe for everyone, so learn how to make Aloo Palak! Special Instructions: Making time: 45 minutes Makes for: 6 Shelf life: Best fresh Ingredients: 3 cups chopped spinach 2 large onoins chopped fine 2 large potatoes boiled and peeled 1 tomato grated 2 green chillies 1″ piece ginger 1 […]

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Flavored Lentils (Daal)

This is for people with an appetite for non spicy yet flavored food. Vegetarian Recipe. The picture provided is copied from the internet, the cooked lentils look similar to the lentils in the picture. Special Instructions: Serves 6 to 8 people. Ingredients: 1 cup or 8 oz lentils 1 medium sized onion 1 heaped tablespoon […]

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Ricky Ricotta Burgers

Burger quest number three! Figured there should be a beef burger in the mix right? But there are so many great burger recipes floating through the cyber world how can anyone possibly create something remotely new and different? Short answer is I don’t think it can be done! Not to be discouraged, I decided to […]

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Rocking Rooster Burgers

I’m having loads of fun exploring burgers this week and actually, so is my husband Filippo! Today we’re using another alternate protein, chicken. I wanted to create a hearty burger that would satisfy a big manly appetite or even a teenage boy who loves his big meaty burgers. So after some experimenting I settled on […]

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Dinner in Minutes; Frittata

One of the easiest main dishes you can whip up for a family dinner is an Italian Frittata! It is also one of the best ways to incorporate veggies into your kids’ diets. Remember that when you sauté zucchini and onions to the point of being caramelized they are sweet and delicious.So if your kids […]

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Angry Birds Onigiri Lunch Box

An idea struck me when it was my son’s lunch box day on Fridays. Jon loves Onigiri, so I decided to make him an Angry Birds Lunch Box! Angry Birds, the popular & best-selling mobile game, has taken the world by storm. The game is about these birds who’re angry because their eggs were stolen […]

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Moroccan Harira

Harira is a Moroccan soup served during Ramadhan and any special occasions. It can be served as a meal by itself or you can also serve it as a starter. Moroccan Cuisine is extremely diverse, mostly influenced by Arab and Mediterranean cuisine. When I think of Moroccan Cuisine the first thing which comes to my […]

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Quick & Easy: Peanut Chicken Noodles

Sooo… It started when I asked my son “What do you want for dinner tonight?”.  Immediate answer: “Macaroni & Cheese”  Translation: Bright orange and from a box of course. Confession: I do have a weakness for the boxed Mac & Cheese, and I do make it better than anyone*, but…. it’s not exactly a healthy […]