Archive for the ‘Sauces and Dips’ Category

Falafel with a Tahini Yogurt Sauce and a Minty Tabouleh

In Beans and Legumes, Salads, Sauces and Dips on September 8, 2009 at 12:15 pm

falafel and tahini

There are many reasons why I love going to visit my parents in Dubai – the main one, of course, is seeing my parents and brother! But also on the top of my list is the food – the Arabic food to be exact … [read more]

From What’s For Lunch, Honey?

Swiss Chard and Caramelized Onion Tacos

In Breads, Sauces and Dips, Vegetables on September 6, 2009 at 10:00 pm


I fell in love with food around the same time I was falling in love with my husband.

I lived in Italy for six months and thought there was something wrong with me. While all the other students were buying leather boots and shopping for the perfect Italian apparel souvenir, all my money was spent on food. Instead of going home with the quintessential pair of Italian red shoes I returned with a 30 pound souvenir around the hips, thighs and waist … [read more]

From Not Without Salt

Sambal Oelek

In Sauces and Dips, Vegetables on September 4, 2009 at 9:08 pm

sambal oelek

My mother swears that the second word to have come out of my mouth was ‘lombok’ which means ‘chilies’ in Javanese. Even though my first language is Malay, my maternal grandparents are Javanese – my grandfather left the Indonesian island of Java and set sailed to Malacca for greener pastures. So all their 9 children including my mother were brought up bilingual – Javanese at home and Malay in school … [read more]

From high over happy

Melted Leek Coulis

In Sauces and Dips on September 1, 2009 at 6:05 pm

melted leek coulis

You think you know someone and then he surprises you.

For me, wishing to be married was like walking around thirsty all the time, and only getting gulps of lukewarm tap water once in awhile.

Finding the guy I would marry was like a long cool drink, in fast slurps at first (with stops for a moment to pant), and then long slow sips, knowing the well wasn’t going to run dry after all.

Now, it feels like floating down a river, the water always there, always moving, part of my breath, clear and there if I need to lean down my hand and have a drink.

And then I find a small pool of melted leek coulis … [read more]

From Gluten-Free Girl