Chickpea Salad with Zesty Lemon Dill Dressing

One day, I was shopping at some Asian grocery. They sell veggies, sauce, snacks that appear in Asian cuisine or very reasonable price, so hitting Asian grocery is one of my favorite things to do.

 

But there was one thing I didn’t understand. That is, they sell huge bunch of dills.

 

Dills? Really?

They appear on some mediterranean dish, but they sell it here, as Asian grocery?

 

I looked up on internet and the truth was they use fresh dill for Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian dish. I have been to some vietnamese restaurant but haven’t tried dish with dill, so someday I’d try it!

 

So far, I haven’t found some Laotian or Cambodian restaurant, so for now, I thank the Asian grocery and use the fresh dill for mediterranean food.

 

Dill’s herbal flavor is good with refreshing lemon juice, so just mix with some chickpeas and make salad was the right decision for sure! 🙂
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Mediterranean Quiche

Wow. it’s getting hotter and hotter day by day. But since I moved from LA to Seattle, it’s not that bad because it gets cooler every night here in Seattle, so my beautiful sleep is guaranteed every day;)

 

Since it’s summer, my appetite look for something nice to eat in summer. Eggplants, zucchinis, tomatoes seems perfectly ripe, so let’s make greek quiche!

 

Buttery flavored crispy quiche bottom and savory summer veggies, salty feta’s mellow taste makes your dinner table perfect! 🙂

 

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Mint Fried Rice

When I cook thai flavor of fried rice, I usually use basil to give it exotic flavor, but this time I wanted to have more refreshing taste, so I used a bunch of fresh mint.

 

As summer is here, you may want to escape from heat and be with nice chilling flavor. If you feel like Asian food today, let’s check it out! 😀
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Onion Salad with Salted Kelp and Sesame Oil

Hello everyone!

 

The veg I always stock on my kitchen is onion. I love it both as raw and cooked. While raw onion is spicy, crispy and good as a part of salad, cooked onion is sweet and the soft texture doesn’t disturb the taste of any dish.

 

I have shared some onion salad recipe, and here is the newest version!

Fresh veg salad become mild and refreshing flavor when they are mixed with sesame oil and salted kelp, so as same as other onion salad, this will be the best side dish for rich and juicy dish.

 

Onion has the great power to make your blood vessel healthy, so why don’t you just try it? 🙂

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Banana Coffee Cake

The grocery store in my neighbor was holding closing event, so the whole store was on big sale. I’m more like tea person so I don’t drink coffee that much, say, like a cup in once a month, but when I found instant coffee on such a big sale, it joined my shopping basket. While it is true that I don’t drink coffee that much, I love coffee smell. The smoky bitter aroma is such a dreaming smell, so I was going to smell it and let my dinner buddy drink it for me.

 

When I bring it back to home and turned around, my mind caught what my eyes were avoiding.

A bunch of overripe banana.

 

I knew I needed to eat it as soon as possible, but my mind was saying “banana…again? For sure? Maybe it can wait till tomorrow…” and here they were, the number of overripe banana increased but never decreased.

 

While I really concern with food waste, but that day, my mind was full of energy so it worked super efficiently, just put them together!

 

A little bitter but sweet banana cake gave nice relaxing afternoon, so if your eyes caught the same picture of overripe banana, let’s cook it!  

 

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