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Beer-Braised Chicken with Dry-Fried Ginger

January 5, 2013
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Happy 2013 everyone! A new year brings new beginnings, renewed hopes and resolutions. Now I ask you this: Are New Year resolutions destined for failure? I saw this eCard circulating on Facebook and it sums up how I feel about New Year resolutions: I feel that just by using the world “resolution” destines the deed to […]

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Vietnamese Chicken Curry Soup (Ca Ri Ga) – Make it Your Own!

December 29, 2011
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Remember the home-made Vietnamese curry powder recipe that I came up with? And how I promised to post the recipe for a Vietnamese curry stew that utilizes this curry powder? Well this is me keeping my promise :). My mom made this Vietnamese curry stew quite often when I was growing up. The stew freezes very […]

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Golden Chicken Consomme (with Chicken Cilantro Gyoza)

September 16, 2011
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Wee Scotch and I are finally back in Dubai, after 8 weeks away, and slowly settling back into desert life with Scotch and into the incredibly hot 100-degree (38°C) weather. Upon arriving at the Dubai airport, I changed from winter wear to a short sleeve shirt but by the time I had reached our car […]

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Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps from my Bumble Box

July 19, 2011
Bumble Box

Bumble Box is a Dubai-based venture that supports local farms in the region and provides us with tasty, fresh, organic and LOCAL fruit and vegetables. Each week, they provide what I call a “mystery box” of local fruit and veg in two box sizes: small (80 aed) and large (130 aed). Because they source and consolidate local produce into […]

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Emirati Recipe: Chicken Biryani (Biryani de-jaj)

June 26, 2011
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I can’t help but think of biryani as the Indian equivalent of Chinese fried rice. Both dishes are made of, well, rice, and both are ingrained into their respective cultures. Not surprisingly, biryani is quite a popular dish in Dubai and besides the obvious joints, can also be found in many buffet stations of hotels […]

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Inaugural Week, Day 2 – Ginger and Scotch Chicken Wings

May 3, 2011
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Today’s recipe in honor of the new blog name is Ginger and Scotch Chicken Wings! I had to use my husband’s Ardbeg 10-year old single malt whisky for this recipe and boy did it pack a punch! It was smoky and quite earthy (my husband later told me that Ardbeg is one of the most […]

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Ginger and Scotch Inaugural Post – Whisky Chicken Soup

May 2, 2011
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Happy May and welcome to Ginger and Scotch inaugural week! To commemorate the new blog name, this entire week I will be posting a daily recipe that contains – what else?! – ginger and scotch. Yum! I’m excited already but SHH don’t tell my husband because I have to dip into his stash of Scotch […]

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Emirati Recipe: Chicken and Rice (Machboos / Fogga Dejaj)

April 3, 2011
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I had heard many wonderful things from friends about Chicken Machboos and was very much looking forward to attempting this recipe. I made it for dinner one night and it was so good I had to make it again for lunch the next day as there were no leftovers! A friend of mine who’s husband […]

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