Awara Mallung

7 January 2011
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Awara Mallung

When Fahim’s parents come for a visit, they sometimes bring things with them, usually food items of one description or another. It might be sweets like muscat or jellabies, or fruit from their trees like mango or papaya. Sometimes, it’s green chillies or other vegetables. This last visit? Awara. Awara look a bit like...
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Sri Lankan Rich Cake

31 December 2010
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Sri Lankan Rich Cake

Rich Cake is another variety of fruit cake (or, as I would call it, Christmas fruit cake :)) that is commonly served at weddings and at Christmas in Sri Lanka. Since I’d recently made a coconut fruit cake, Fahim had been begging me to make a Rich Cake. So I did. 😀 Here it...
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Easy Chocolate Mousse

30 November 2010
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Easy Chocolate Mousse

I wrote this up a few days ago, but the stars were apparently not aligned properly since it gotten eaten. Not even my saved draft was intact! Ack! So here I am again, trying to remember the witticisms from the original. Oh, and how brilliant was I! Amazing! I had the best stories… 🙂...
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Breakfast Tempered Chickpeas

4 April 2010
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Breakfast Tempered Chickpeas

I honestly didn't think of eating chickpeas for breakfast, but then, I previously hadn't considered eating mung beans for breakfast, and yet mung beans work well for breakfast - Fahim loves it. ... Well, to be honest, I didn't realize at first that Fahim's mom intended the chickpeas to be for breakfast. ......
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Spicy Mustard Chicken Curry

28 March 2010
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Spicy Mustard Chicken Curry

A month and a half back, Fahim and I were returning home when we saw this truck. ... Cuz I really don't think we're in an alternate universe right now, you know? As it turns out, we got our answer when the car we were in passed the truck.
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Pound Cake

25 March 2010
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Pound Cake

Turns out, I've made plenty of cakes called pound cakes (yes, I do have that bad of a memory), as evidenced by the recipes I've got kicking around, but none were true pound cakes in the original proportions. ... Well, except I didn't make it with one pound of each ingredient, but...
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About LMAshton

Howdy and welcome to my site! I'm Laurie and I'll be your, er, hostess today. :)

I'm a Canadian expat currently living in Singapore. I'm married to a Sri Lankan and lived in Sri Lanka for nearly a decade. We also lived in New Zealand for half a year.

I cook Sri Lankan curries, sambols, and mallungs. I bake bread using wild yeast (sourdough that isn't sour). I bake on the stove. I experiment with Indian / Malaysian / Indonesian / Thai / whatever cuisines interest me. And I experiment wildly.

Life is an adventure. Join me! :)

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