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Authentic Bangladeshi Red Lentils (Monsoor Dahl) Recipe

Ah, the promise of a great meal!

Before anyone calls me on this, I want to make something perfectly clear — I, myself, am not an authentic Bangladeshi but I was taught this recipe by a friend who is.

Monsoor Dahl is an adjustably-spicy South Asian lentil dish that is light, flavourful, and meat-free. It’s delicious as a side to other South Asian dishes but also can be paired with Western main courses — I suggest that you first serve it along with a curry, such as Super Bowl Curry (a recipe I posted previously that can be eaten independently of sporting events), and then figure out after tasting it what other continents’ dishes it would go well with. It also is great to keep in your fridge so you can spoon a little over rice for a quick and nourishing snack.
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Olive Chicken

This being such a quick recipe, I just took a quick snap-flash picture... so quick in fact, it looks like I didn't take the time to change the colour space from my default printing colour space so it looks kind of muddy. It looks (and smells and tastes) much better in real life!

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Shocking Celebrity News

Sadly, Poppin' Fresh will rise no more.

Poppin’ Fresh, the Pillsbury Dough Boy, was found dead today in his stately loft upstairs from a bakery today after having endured a lengthy illness.

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Super Bowl Curry

Beef, sweet potato, and pea curry.

So today is Super Bowl Sunday — the dread of many a wife to football fiends. This post is dedicated to you poor damsels who must endure hour upon hour of testosterone-fuelled chants at an unhearing television. The only way to muffle the orders to professional athletes being barked by your husbands is to fill their mouths with food and drink. And believe you me, you will be called upon to serve vast quantities of heavily-spiced food.
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Season’s Greetings!

The season's holidays are especially special for our "little angels".

The very best thing about Christmas in North America is that it is trans-faith celebration. It’s more than just a celebration of Christ’s birth, it’s a celebration of life, family, friends, and the fellowship of Man.

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Ten Minute Avgolemono Soup

A traditional treat done in a not so traditional way!

When I was a preschooler, my dad was a busy guy. He travelled a lot on business and even when in town, he worked long hours and even some Saturdays. So when Sundays rolled around, he was usually in a pretty good mood and we would eat lunch while watching old movies. I guess that one reason why I’m such a fan of The Marx Brothers today.

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Everybody Loves Ramyun

Ramyun: Simple, Quick, Inexpensive, Nutritious, and Delicious when done right. Please note: This is not what ramyun looks like... I snapped this photo while waiting for the water to boil.

Ramyun, which you may know by its Japanese name “ramen”, is a noodle soup from The Orient. Those of us who are not Asian by origin or ancestry probably think of ramyun as a cheap instant noodle soup, but in Korea and Japan it is an actual food with restaurants devoted to its preparation and everything! The dehydrated product we find on store shelves bears as much resemblance to “real” ramyun as a dry packaged chicken noodle soup does to homemade. The packaged variety is a favourite among Asian students because it costs next to nothing, can be made in just a few minutes, and keeps on the shelf almost forever.
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