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Best Food Blogs and Websites

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The Pioneer Woman by Ree Drummond

One of the first food blog I’ve found and actually one that inspired me to start sharing my food adventures. She has a huge collection of hearty, meaty food for all you meat lovers. Not only does Ree features recipes, she also writes about life on the ranch, family, photography and everything else in between with humor, quirk and factor of lovableness. What’s not to like when her step-by-step photo instructions themselves are already eye-candies. She has a hugely successful published cookbook and a romance novel is coming out in February. Really, is there anything she can’t do?

Bakerella Now, this blog is amazing, sweet and creative! Just browsing through her blog transports me to a magical, pretty, candy-filled gingerbread house where everything looks too pretty to touch, much less eat. Bakerella features amazing finds, imagination and creative with skills to make magic happens. Here are a view of her collections I adore:

You simply must see how the pudding cups are made. This is going into my “To Try” list.

She has a series of Cake Pops, that are so very cute and great for parties.

And I think, someone (Rich) actually used this to proposed. See the story for yourself.

I can’t think if anything better than cake and ice-cream. You can’t either, can you. Though so ;P

hsaba and blog I love, love the food on this website/blog. My favorites and most simple include:

Crispy Fritter Batter

Yellow Split Pea Fritters

Both this and the Crispy Fritter Batter are great as apetizers or in soups.

New Year Rice Dumplings almost like mochi

Sago pearls/Tapioca in coconut milk

I’ve made versions of this and it is heavenly. The palm sugar gives it a rich taste and a delicious aroma. If you don’t have palm sugar, brown sugar substitutes well too.

Avocado Ice-Cream

I will definitely try this recipie in the future because I know how good avocado milkshake is so I can already imagine how good this will be.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little gallery of talented cooks and bakers. My next favorites will be coming soon…


Dal Bean Soup with Samosa

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If you’re looking for a simple recipe with huge flavors, you’ve found the right one. This is so simple to make and only requires a few ingredients. The beans give it a strong, earthy flavor while the samosa spice, aroma and taste to the soup. I haven’t masted the art of making samosa so I used a family favorite store-brought frozen cocktail samosa.


  • 1 tbps canola oil
  • 3/4 cup dried dal beans
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 tbps canola oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup oil
  • 26 bite-size/cocktail samosas


  1. Soak the beans in water, for a few hours or overnight. But if your stomach can handle it, it’s not necessary. Throw away the soaked bean water and rinse before cooking.
  2. Take the beans and 5 cups water into a medium-big pan, and boil over medium-high heat. Salt and cover. As it boils, stir occasionally and gradually add water to desired consistency. Boil for 20-25 minutes.
  3. In a skillet, put the oil and onion on medium high heat. Sweat the onion until it becomes slightly translucent. Then add the garlic until everything becomes golden brown.
  4. Add onion and garlic into the bean soup and let it simmer for 1 minute. Add black pepper.
  5. Samosas don’t need to be deep fried, as long as there’s enough oil covering half, you can stir them occasionally to get all sides golden brown.
  6. In a bowl, server soup with whole or cut pieces of samosa, add cooked white rice if desired, garnish with cilantro or chopped green onion.

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