okra fried rice
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Okra Fried Rice

This is a simple vegetarian dish that's easy and nutritious for a weeknight. Toasted garlic will impart a lot of flavor to the rice, and the scrambled eggs add a light and fluffy texture to the dish. If you want this vegan style, you can leave out the eggs. Ingredients: 1 cup rice1/2 head of… Continue reading Okra Fried Rice

tofu bean sprout stir fry
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Tofu and Bean Sprout Stir Fry

The wok is proving to be a handy kitchen tool. I used it to make this quick and easy weeknight vegetarian dinner. This dish can be served on its own, or with rice or wraps. It's satisfying without sitting heavy in the stomach, and it's super easy and quick to make, so it works well… Continue reading Tofu and Bean Sprout Stir Fry

roast pork belly slices
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Roast Pork Belly Slices

We got some pre-sliced pork belly recently, and they roasted up beautifully. The prep is simple: score the skin, rub in a bit of salt and brown sugar, and place fat side up on top of a slick of olive oil. I recommend using a Dutch oven, if you have one. Preheat the oven at… Continue reading Roast Pork Belly Slices

ice cream home made without machine
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Make Ice Cream at Home–Without a Machine

We discovered that you can make ice cream at home--without a machine! It's unbelievably easy, and it's so much fun being creative with flavor combos. I've been making chocolate chunk ice cream lately. Any empty and clean pasta sauce bottle will do for the glass jar to hold the ice cream. Ingredients: 1 cup cream… Continue reading Make Ice Cream at Home–Without a Machine

lobsters Fiji
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Seafood Boil

We went to the Suva municipal market downtown this past weekend. We hadn't been in a while, and we wanted to pick up produce and try the local lobster. The lobsters we chose were beautiful. They had blue-green shells with black and white bands and patterns and a blush of pink in the antennae. We… Continue reading Seafood Boil