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Restaurant: Maya Dhaba, Suva, Fiji

We mostly cook at home, but once in a while we'll go out to eat. Maya Dhaba is an Indian restaurant on our list, located in downtown Suva, Fiji. The space is big; maybe too big. It might serve the business better if they had a more intimate ambience with fewer tables. But when it… Continue reading Restaurant: Maya Dhaba, Suva, Fiji

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Moussaka

We received Mary McCartney's cookbook "At My Table" as a gift this past Christmas, and I've been impressed with its contents. The ideas are good, and the recipes are accessible to the amateur chef. Mary McCartney is one of Paul McCartney's daughters, and she's a vegetarian, like her parents. I like to use her cookbook… Continue reading Moussaka

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Beef and Bean Tostada

Tostadas are fast becoming one of my favorite dishes. They're full of savory, deep-fried deliciousness. This version is topped with a ground beef and black bean mix. Ingredients: 4 tortillas 1/2 pack ground beef 1 small onion, sliced 1 can black beans, drained soy sauce to taste garlic powder to taste cumin to taste pepper… Continue reading Beef and Bean Tostada

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Coconut Alfredo with Bacon

Ever since I got the idea from Jamaican chef Brian Lumley, coconut alfredo has been one of my favorite dishes. This version features spaghetti noodles, but, really, any type of noodle will do. Bacon enhances the flavor, and basil from our garden adds bits of freshness. Ingredients: 1 pack spaghetti 4-5 bacon slices, chopped 1/2… Continue reading Coconut Alfredo with Bacon

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Rotisserie Chicken Rice

Rotisserie chicken--what a great invention. It's ready cooked, full of flavor from the natural chicken juices, and available at many supermarkets. You can make it the main event, or toss it with other ingredients if you want to get creative. I mixed up chunks of rotisserie chicken with cooked red cargo rice and soy sauce,… Continue reading Rotisserie Chicken Rice