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Sicilian & Mediterranean culture, cuisine and travel.

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Millet Upma

I love incorporating various grains in our diet - rice, barley, spelt, millet, couscous - millet being one of my favourite. It’s so...

Masala Taralli

…or in other words, South Indian mr. kodubale marries South Italian mrs. taralli and live happily ever after. Although we’ll be spending...

Quince Jelly (Sicilian Cotognata)

The making of quince jam & quince jelly - both called Cotognata by Sicilians - were a family affair back home. Me, my sister, my dad...

Vegan Pineapple Fried Rice

You'll never hear me say I like pineapple on pizza but I do LOVE Pineapple Fried Rice!!! It reminds me of life in Singapore. I used to...

Vegan Ramen with Homemade Miso

One of my (very few) achievements this year was to make homemade miso paste - at home, from scratch. The process - consisting of mixing...

Pumpkin-Shaped Whole Spelt Bread

This pumpkin-shaped loaf has a stunning visual effect but the making it is really easy. I used a mix of spelt and type 1 flour but if you...

Sweet & Sour Cauliflowers

What’s your favourite takeout food? I’ll take anything that is sweet and tangy, and preferably fried. Inspired by a (westernised) version...

Balinese-Style Vegan Coconut Curry

“In Bali, what you see—sekala—is a colorful world of ceremony, ritual, dance, and drama. What you don't see is occult—niskala—the...

Vegan Thai Green Curry

My first time eating Thai green curry: unforgettable. Me and my then boyfriend (now husband) had just landed in Bangkok for the first...

Moringa Pandesal

The basic dough for these buns is similar to that of my Sicilian buns I posted a while ago. For the first batch I drew inspiration from a...

Tofu Katsu Curry

I first discovered Japanese curry in Singapore. Curry blocks would sit prominently on supermarket shelves in a myriad of flavours,...

Prickly Pear & Gorgonzola Risotto

Growing up, I never thought too much of prickly pear (or fico d’India in Italian, or “ficupala” as we call it in Sicily). Cactuses (or is...