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sri lankan radish goodness

Sri Lankan-style radishes with curry leaves, tomato and aromatics

In Recipes, Unique Ingredients, Vegan Recipes On July 2, 2012 1 Comment

Radishes = garnish. At least, that’s what I used to think. From peppery salad mix-ins to crisp taco toppings, radishes are rarely a leading lady. So color me surprised when… Read More »

Sweet sago pudding with dried plums, coconut milk and jaggery (sago kanjee)

In Recipes, Unique Ingredients, Vegan Recipes On June 26, 2012 3 Comments

First up from Cook Kandalama Style is sago kanjee, which the book describes as “a coolant considered to take away the body’s ‘heat-ness’, and can be enjoyed any… Read More »

What is Jaggery?

In Unique Ingredients On June 25, 2012 2 Comments

Jaggery has to be one of the coolest words ever. It’s also a type of unrefined, whole cane sugar found in Asia, Africa and Latin America, amongst other… Read More »


What is Sago?

In Unique Ingredients On June 24, 2012 1 Comment

While investigating recipes from the Sri Lankan Cook Kandalama Style book, I’ve run across a variety of unique ingredients, one of which is sago. At least. to me… Read More »

Egyptian dukka with flatbread and olive oil

In Recipes, Unique Ingredients On June 14, 2012 1 Comment

It’s Egyptian, it’s made of toasted nuts and seeds, and it tastes damned good with flatbread and olive oil. It’s dukka! I first had this tasty treat while… Read More »

black garlic

Black garlic – a savory, elusive treat

In Product Reviews, Unique Ingredients On June 12, 2012 4 Comments

After seeing the mysterious black garlic featured on both Chopped and Top Chef I needed to have it, but finding the item was difficult to say the least. Luckily the… Read More »