chilli & lime chicken

If I had to name just one person in this world who has an appetite for food it would be Nigella Lawson, aka the domestic goddess. I remember one of her tv series in which every episode ends in a dark kitchen, Nigella in a bathrobe by an open fridge, savouring a couple of bites of whatever leftovers she would find in there. And in another series she enjoys the dishes she's made with a couple of her friends. I know this has probably been thought up by some clever tv maker, but still. It tells a story.


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why i’m writing this blog

Is the world truly in need of another food and lifestyle blog? A question I have been asking myself over and over again for the past year or so. Millions of blogs are out there, some of them highly successful providing their writers with a generous income, others doomed to die a slow and silent death for they are abandoned and forgotten about after the initial enthusiasm. Why would I even consider to try and create a blog that will somewhere along the way fall between those two extremes?


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spinach in ginger sauce

There wasn't really a need to share this recipe in combination with the one for Dan Dan noodles other than it makes a great addition to it. Especially if it's the 36th time you're making that for dinner and you'd like to mix up the flavours a little. If you choose to add this variety of leafy greens to your noodles, make sure to use bunched spinach. Not only because it has a wonderfully juicy texture, but also because other spinach leaves melt away when you blanch them. Your regular supermarket might not sell this variety of spinach, so take some time and pay a visit to your local Asian supermarket. In my experience, it is something they always have in stock.


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