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Baked Cauliflower & Broccoli Falafel

Photo shown with a spoonful of lemon-yogurt sauce.

I’ll be honest. I’m not up for writing today. A bit stressed out. But out of all the things, one of the hardest things I’ve gone through is I crave for some food and can’t share how great it is with Mad Scientist because he has different food allergies than I do. Taking a photo of a dish and trying to explain the taste is one thing. It’s a good conversation topic. Experiencing “it” is completely another story. So do I think this is a problem or struggle? No, the world won’t fall apart because of that. I like the challenges, the processes, and the opportunities. I just need a bit of time and creativity so that we can both enjoy. Sharing is caring, they say.

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Deviled Potato with Egg Yolk Filling

My exploration started when I asked… “what if I stuffed this in this?” As I research the history of this widely known dish, deviled eggs, I came to know a lot of things, like… they still call them deviled eggs even if there are no spicy ingredients. There are parts of the world that avoid the word “devil” for a variety of reasons. It also has a long history, many not known much. Whether it’s called stuffed eggs or deviled eggs, it conceptually is the same appetizer we know of; a dollop of creamy egg yolk mixture stuffed in a hard-boiled egg white cup.

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meatball slider with pretzel roll

We don’t usually go out on Valentine’s Day because there’s nothing better than home cooked meal over a good glass of wine. Over the years, I started to realize that I don’t have to cook 5-star restaurant look-alike to impress Mad Scientist. I just happened to be a huge fan of finger foods, and with a bit of creativity, sliders can be a bit upgraded and still served on occasions. And trust me, there’s nothing better than home-baked pretzel, even if there’s no meat in between.

I served this dish at a party once without mentioning the cheese was stuffed inside. I’m happy to say that it kept friends’ interests in foods for a while; the first bite out of the slider was this heavenly cheese oozing out of the meatball, and it was a warm surprise. Having a cheese in the center prevented it from drying out like rubber and stayed edible unlike regular cheese burger sliders.

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