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Red Lentil Dal with buttermilk flatbread

May 4, 2020

Dal and rice go so well together so now and then I have to make it. It does need something fresh so a smashed cucumber salad and sliced tomatoes are a nice side along with sort of raita. I had whole red lentils this time so this is what I used but I have made it with split red lentils and it works just as well. The flatbread is made with buttermilk instead of the... View Article

Vegan pancakes

March 30, 2020

It’s the kind of morning that requires pancakes. Cloudy, blowing outside, cushions flying off all over the rooftop patio. I was almost blown off myself trying to retrieve them in the wind and rain. But, it was fun. I make the pancake plant based without using eggs and oil BUT I can’t give up the whipped cream, so there. You, of course, suit yourself:). They are light and fluffy because of the baking powder so... View Article

#Pantrysoup – Beans and Pasta

March 22, 2020

Considering we are not running to the grocery store every day now it is good to have a few recipes of good food you can cook from staple panrty items and this soup is just such recipe. Made with beans, canned tomatoes and pasta, you can whip it up in no time and have a delicious and nourishing soup that for us means dinner. You can use canned beans or dried beans but dried beans... View Article

Rice and lentils with roasted vegetables

March 21, 2020

Mujadara is a classic middle eastern dish that I love and occasionally make. It consists of cooking rice and lentil together and topping with cruspy chopped onion. Simply delish. This is a version of the concept, made with leftover rice and lentils that I had and mixed with roasted ribbons of carrots and parsnips. This business of #stayhome, #flattenthecurve and #quarantinecooking is working well in my kitchen. I hope I am supporting the community by... View Article

Beans “in a flask” on grilled bread

February 10, 2020

I cook a lot of legumes and grains and this bean dish is one of my favourite. I make it with less liquid or more liquid, depending on what I do with it. When we were in Italy a while back we spent a month in Rome. One of the most memorable lunches we had was at a restaurant near the Spanish Steps called Ristoranto Nino. At the entrance, behind glass, there was a flask... View Article

Pasta with nut pesto

February 6, 2020

If you follow me on social media you may have noticed that I have been busy creating images for an online food photo challenge in the last couple fo weeks. It has taken me outside of my comfort zone which is a good thing, it’s easy to settle into a routine so stretching out a bit and trying new things has been fun. I do however, loved cooking first so I made a bunch of... View Article

Roasted cauliflower with Harissa and Honey

January 23, 2020

A little early in the day for dinner but i am submitting an image to an online contest and wanted to have the recipe posted with it. Roasted cauliflower is one of my all time favourites. Easy to make it pays you back with loads of flavour and it takes well to different flavour profiles. I roast the cauli in florets, cauli “steaks” from the center cut or even roast it and serve it whole... View Article

Cauliflower and chickpeas coconut curry

January 22, 2020

Sometimes I venture into different cuisines and make a curry of sorts with what I have on hand in my pantry. In the last few days I have been working on a submission to an online food photography challenge and today’s challenge (for Saturday submission) was herbs and spices. Since I pulled out all the colourful spices for a photograph, I decided to use them in a dish for dinner, hence this curry. It’s a... View Article

White beans and potato soup

November 17, 2019

  Soup for me is second nature and as I mentioned before, I do not need or use recipes for making it so it is a little different every time I make it, depending on what I have on hand. This soup was a delicious combination of cooked white beans I had in the freezer, combined with potatoes, half a red pepper, a tomato and stock. For garnish I sprinkled along the side of the... View Article

Candied Nuts and Nut Butter

November 17, 2019

      I have been asked about the candied nuts that I often use in my recipe. It’s true, candied nuts is an item I always have on hand whether in my freezer or in a small dish  on the counter, ready to be sprinkled onto salad, desserts, roasted vegetables etc. They add a sweet, crunchy element that I like. I have posted the recipe as part of a few recipes before but for... View Article

Mushroom Soup with Foraged Hedgehog Mushrooms

November 14, 2019

    Here is a mushroom soup that I made with foraged hedgehog mushroom from Scott Moran @kelownaforager.  These are special, fragrant variety that is similar to chanterelles but the underside does not have the normal gills or pores but rather soft hair or spine-like structure under the cap. I first tried them this summer and was quite taken by their perfume. It was quite amazing really, such prominent fragrance. I used them un different... View Article

Clean the fridge salad with sherry vinaigrette

November 13, 2019

      If you buy a lot of food inevitably some vegetables will linger in the fridge, not going bad but needing to be used. This is the time to put a few of them together and make a nice crunchy salad that is substantial enough to stand on its own as lunch or light dinner with good bread. This hardly require a recipe but here are a few ideas of might go into... View Article