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Maria Sisci
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REMINDER HAPPY BELLY HAS MOVED
Hi just a friendly reminder that Happy Belly has moved on! Still me, still the same recipes and ramblings but with a new branding and look - check out Fork This !

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Fork This
HELLO! I should have said this sooner but Happy Belly has moved! Well, moved, rebranded, re-everythinged.  Head over to Fork This for more recipes!

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Miso-Glazed Tofu
In China, there are entire aisles in the chilled sections of supermarkets dedicated to tofu.  The variety must be fascinating to a foreigner where they are used to just tofus categorized into soft and firm.  Some specialist shops have overpriced fusion tofu...

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The hard-to-mess-up apple cake
I was heartbroken.  I shouldn't have made this cake.  My baby sourdough was quietly proofing in the bowl and I got a bit bored. My friend was visiting in a few hours so I thought I might as well bake something else whilst I wait for my bread and then just p...

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Homemade Ricotta
Ricotta is disappointingly underrated outside of Italy.  People think of it as a filler ingredient, an extra in a dish filled with big stars.  You mix it up with big flavors assuming it is only useful for its texture.  Poor ricotta, why don't more people sw...

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Chocolate, Hazelnut & Ginger Cookies
They're classic American cookies, the crispy kind, like those simple, welcoming chocolate chip cookies.  This is a version with my favorite flavors.  They remind me of my high school friend's mother.  American cookies in general.  She was Malaysian, and wha...

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Scallops with Herbed Peas & Citrus Crumbs
Oh as much as I love eating scallops I just hate preparing them.  They're stubborn little things when you try to pry them open -- fair enough, you're killing them, but it's a task I face with utter dread.  I always fear my knife snapping in half.  Or, since...

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The Benedict Bar
It's always a bit concerning when you make something and it doesn't quite look like the photo in the cookbook.  See, in the photo it looks to be a 1:1 ratio of that nutty topping and the shortbread.  Anyway, it may not be what the cookbook authors had inten...

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Raisin Buns (Rosinbolle)
I've purchased a stand mixer and it's been life-changing.  Was he - I've named him Heston - necessary?  Well, yes.  I feel like he's opened up a whole new world of Italian meringues and breads for me. And he's just so pretty. I've been trying to use him in ...

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Salt and Vinegar Potatoes
 I'd often associate foods with feelings.  My boyfriend's petname for me is "Potato" - supposedly, back in his country, calling someone a potato is a good thing, it means that they are... Versatile.  You know, a potato can be turned into a mash, rosti, latk...
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