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Shredded salad with sweet and tangy dressing

March 30, 2024

Shredded salad with hazelnuts and sweet and tangy dressing. For the salad I used carrots and watermelon radish shredded with a vegetable peeler shredding blade. I added radicchio cut into thin strips with a knife (not torn) and chopped parsley.  Add a handful of dried cranberries and toss everything together.  Dressing:1 tablespoon maple syrup1 teaspoon Dijon1 tablespoon cider vinegar4 tablespoons olive oilCombine ingredients and whisk to emulsify. Toss the salad with some of the dressing.... View Article

Mashed potatoes with broccoli

March 22, 2024

Broccoli mashed potatoes. Folding chopped steamed broccoli into mashed potatoes adds a delicious element to this classic dish.  You can keep it plant based by using potato water and plant based milk to mash the potatoes and fold in a little nutritional yeast for cheesy flavour. For a dairy version enrich the potatoes with butter, sour cream and grated Parmesan.  I used a potato masher to puree them in the pot but for a finer... View Article

Asparagus, brown butter, poached eggs

March 22, 2024

Asparagus, poached eggs, brown butter (or make a hollandaise).  A departure from mid week oatmeal, weekends offer an opportunity to indulge and escape from the hurried weekday routine. For me it’s savouring the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, enjoying the simplicity of buttered toast, or experimenting with a different brunch recipe. I try to make weekends a little different than our every day routine.  This simple dish is just what it looks like:Steam or roast... View Article

Asparagus, beans, tofu Hollandaise

March 22, 2024

His and hers weekend breakfast. Previous post was “his” with poached eggs. This is “hers” with butter beans and soy “hollandaise”. It’s not like I “never” eat eggs but right now I am interested in creating more plant based recipes.  Steam or roast the asparagus.Sauté half an onion, slivered, in olive oil or water, add hot pepper flakes, the beans, S&P, cook to warm it up.  The “hollandaise” I used was a thinned out plant... View Article

Fennel and aspragaus

March 22, 2024

Grilled fennel, steamed asparagus, butter beans, honey lemon vinaigrette.  So fun to start seeing spring vegetables at the stores, not yet local produce here at the 50th parallel North but still good.  2 fennel bulbs, tops trimmed and fronds reserved. 1 bunch asparagus, root end trimmed. 1 can organic butter beans, drainedLemon zestHoney lemon dressing (below) Slice the fennel vertically into not too thin slices and steam until tender. Heat a griddle, either flat or with ridges. Brush... View Article

Mashed potatoes croquettes

March 22, 2024

If you have leftover mashed potatoes and an air fryer you can make these crispy outside, soft and cheesy inside potato croquettes.  3 cups mashed potatoes passed through a ricer to remove any lumps.3 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan or pecorino.3 tablespoon chopped chives Mix ingredients with a spatula until incorporated. Roll into bite size balls. Prepare three plates, one with rice flour, one with 2 egg whites whisked with a tablespoon of water, one with seasoned bread... View Article

Vegan stuffed peppers in tomato sauce

October 12, 2021

Slow cooking red peppers stuffed with vegan ground, rice and tomato Passata..I have had cravings for a while for my mother’s food. She was an expert at cooking stuffed vegetables, such comfort food for me that for some reason I don’t make very often. It seems like such a production..This past week I brought back gorgeous striped red and orange bell peppers from Toronto that were perfect for stuffing so I did it. Made stuffed peppers... View Article

Israeli Salad

September 2, 2021

This is a no-recipe salad you can whip up in no time and it goes well with many dishes. I know it as an Israeli salad and there it is served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. To make dice tomatoes and cucumbers and chop an onion, combining them in a bowl. Quantities are up to you. Make sure you keep all the juices from cutting the tomatoes in the bowl. Add a big handful of... View Article

French style peas and butter lettuce.

June 23, 2021

I first saw a version of this recipe on the Laura Calder Food Network show years ago. The recipe is for simply cooked peas and shallots in butter, to which you add torn leaves of butter lettuce, stock and dill. Simplicity itself. I serve this dish on its own with good crusty bread, over grilled bread or alongside other foods. I have seen variations of this recipe and it is a dish that is quite... View Article

Potatoes and Eggs with Thai green coconut curry

June 14, 2021

I love the flavours of south east Asia but I find making the recipes difficult as I seldom have all the ingredients on hand and I usually cook with what’s in my fridge. To make up for this I always have green and red curry paste jars in the fridge along with small jars of grated lemongrass and even ginger in case I need it. I use these to make Asian style dishes that are... View Article

Roasted eggplant and red pepper salad

June 8, 2021

Before Covid I started inviting friends over for a glass of wine and some bites instead of a multi course dinner. It’s easy to prepare, I can sit and enjoy the company and there isn’t much clean up to do afterwards. This does not mean they have to go home hungry. You can prepare a few salads to serve with breads, a couple of dips (hummus, tzatziki etc.) a few fruits, a nice selection of... View Article

Roasted Eggplant

May 28, 2021

Roasted whole eggplant is a beautiful dish that not too many people know about. It’s very middle Eastern and in season you’ll find it served in many restaurants. Let’s first start with how to buy an eggplant. It should be heavy (ie full of moisture), with shiny skin and few if any blemishes. Lighter eggplants are already dehydrated and not advised to buy. Once you buy it don’t let it linger in the fridge to... View Article