Dina's Favorite Recipes

Easy Asian and Fusion recipes for everyday home cooking.

Avocado Ice Cream Sandwich

Avocado Ice Cream Sandwich Avocado is hugely popular throughout Asia, predominantly as part of a dessert or milkshake. It’s no surprise then that several Asian countries produce avocado ice cream. It’s creamy, luscious and yes, you can actually taste avocado. While this ice cream is
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Butter Toast with Condensed Milk

Butter Toast with Condensed Milk All over Asia, people love their snacks and street food. One of my all time favorite indulgences is this Sweet Butter Toast drizzled with condensed milk. Thick, dense Asian white bread is so good on its own and in this
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Buttery Herb Biscuits - An Easy Biscuit Recipe that results in moist, flavorful biscuits that will be the hit of your party.

Buttery Herb Biscuits

Buttery Herb Biscuits Everyone in my life from family to friends to colleagues is in love with biscuits. For the longest time I couldn’t figure out why because all except one experience I’ve had with biscuits is that they were hockey-puck hard, tasteless and dry.
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Easy Asian Snacks – Buttery Pork Sung Sandwich

Easy Asian Snacks- Pork Sung Sandwich Some of my fondest childhood memories are of exploring the old establishments of Singapore with my family. In doing so, we came across tiny cafés that are rare treasures nowadays. No frothy coffee drinks made with fancy machines, no
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Easy Blueberry Scones- So Much Better Than A Muffin

Easy Blueberry Scones When I think of England, I think of scones and the truly fantastic bakeries over there have long held secret recipes that are a little more complex than I’m willing to tackle for those times when I just feel like simple homemade
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Easy Indian Roti- Spelt Rotis & Chapatis

Recipe by Anjali Shah Follow Anjali onTwitter|Website Easy Indian Roti- Spelt Rotis & Chapatis These rotis are soft and fluffy – you’d never guess that it’s unleavened bread. When I was growing up, it was common for us to have four or so dishes for
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Easy No-Knead Herb & Cheese Bread

Easy No-Knead Herb Cheese Bread Just about one of the easiest no-knead breads I’ve ever created- so cheesy and delicious with a trio of herbs. This is one loaf of bread that will disappear as quickly as you slice it up! With the layers of
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Easy Pizza Recipes- Roasted Squash & Tocino Pizza

Easy Pizza Recipes- Roasted Squash & Tocino Pizza If you’ve never had Filipino Tocino (sweetly flavored boneless meats), you need to go to your nearest Filipino restaurant and try it. The Tocinos I’ve tried have all been either pork or chicken but as I’ve been
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Egg, Spinach & Tomato Loaf- Easy Breakfast Recipes

Easy Breakfast Recipes- Egg, Spinach & Tomato Loaf Given the size of this dish, it’s easy to make and multiply for a brunch gathering or an entire family. I’m a huge supporter of inserting fresh vegetables wherever possible and here, adding spinach and tomatoes gives
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Fig & Paneer Pizza- Best Fusion Recipes

Best Fusion Recipes- Fig & Paneer Pizza This recipe is borrowed from my friend Monica Bhide, who is a highly successful cookbook author and speaker. Monica is one of the kindest, most talented people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and her recipes have won
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Garlic Herb Brie en Croute with Asian Pear

Garlic Herb Brie En Croute with Asian Pear Some friends say I’m obsessed with Brie; I say I have a longstanding love affair with any cheese that is soft and creamy. While I do love the traditional pairing of baked cheeses with grapes or figs,
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Grandpa’s Almond French Toast

Grandpa’s Almond French Toast French Toast was one of my grandfather’s favorite breakfast dishes so this recipe always brings back fond memories for me. Grandpa’s Almond French Toast is also one of the very first recipes I ever learned as a child. There’s something so
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Grilled Cheese Sandwich With Gochujang

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Gochujang Growing up partly in America, I learned to love Grilled Cheese sandwiches early on. It was a staple in school and at parties. As an adult, I developed a passion for many types of cheeses and occasionally still indulged in
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Healthy Breakfast Recipes- Savory Salmon Roti

Healthy Breakfast Recipes- Savory Salmon Roti In Asia, breakfast used to be a big deal. Nutritionists will say the same- that starting off your day with a powerful breakfast not only puts you in a better mood but it’s just the health-smart thing to do.
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Lemongrass Chicken Soft Tacos

Lemongrass Chicken Soft Tacos In my quest to create delicious Asian Fusion appetizers, I married Asian and Latin flavors for this Lemongrass Chicken Soft Tacos. It really is mind boggling how many ingredients the Asian and South American regions have in common, which explains why
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Nutella Ice Cream Sandwich

Nutella Ice Cream Sandwich Being a kid in Asia meant having access to all kinds of yummy desserts and snacks. The first time I had this Nutella ice cream sandwich was in Southeast Asia, from a roaming street vendor. Hearing ice cream sandwich conjured images
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Quinoa Pancakes with Papaya Salsa

Quinoa Pancakes with Papaya Salsa Always on the quest to create simple, delicious and nutritious breakfast dishes, I was thrilled when I stumbled upon this winning Quinoa pancakes after throwing a bunch of ingredients left over in my kitchen together. At first I wasn’t sure
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Soft Boiled Egg & Miso Crostini

Soft Boiled Egg with Miso Crostini I’ve always been a huge fan of deviled eggs but sometimes it’s nice to have a completely different twist on similar components. Here, I turn heart-healthy avocado into a smooth paste by adding savory Miso paste and charred Poblano
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Turn Stale Bread to Delicious Croutons- Stale Bread Recipes

Turn Stale Bread to Delicious Croutons- Stale Bread Recipes I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve bought a baguette or bread of some type that I meant to serve and consume within days but ended up having it lay around until it was
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Vietnamese Sausage Sandwich- Easy Vietnamese Sandwich

Easy Vietnamese Sandwich- Vietnamese Sausage Sandwich We may have the French to thank for their influence on Vietnamese sandwiches but today, Vietnamese sandwiches are quickly taking the world by storm. The real ones are few and far between outside of Vietnam proper, though there are
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