Leek and Fennel Soup

This soup turned out to be a little bit of sunshine in a bowl. The colour is very springy and the pureed texture is smooth with hints of liquorice, mild onion and a nice balance of acidity and sweetness. I use fennel frequently in stirfrys and even raw in salads. [...]

By |2017-08-22T20:16:34+00:00April 10th, 2015|Recipes, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian, WW Friendly|

Beef Marrakesh

I love to cook in my Tagine that was given to me by a good friend a while back. This hearty meat dish will fill your home with a tantalizing smell. A perfect dish for a cool Sunday evening dinner with family.

By |2015-04-03T09:00:02+00:00April 3rd, 2015|Dinner, Recipes|

Sambal Telur

This Malaysian egg curry is my obsession right now and it requires only steamed (basmati) rice to serve. Traditionally, the eggs would be hard boiled, but this dish is far more delicious when they are a little soft inside. To soft boil the eggs, cover them with cold water in [...]

By |2015-04-02T07:00:12+00:00April 2nd, 2015|Dinner, Gluten Free, Recipes, Vegetarian|

Peanut Butter and Banana Muffins

Its the Saturday before March break and I am finally starting to wind down to enjoy my week off. I have planned to run some errands, get some appointments out of the way and do some baking. It is supposed to be +12 Monday so I thought instead of spending [...]

By |2015-03-15T14:47:41+00:00March 15th, 2015|Dessert, Recipes|

So Yummy Green Curry

I make many curry dishes but this is the first green curry I have made and it was a hit! Its has subtle hints of coconut milk and spice. A co-worker a while back gave me the basics of making a good green curry and it was the best suggestion [...]

By |2015-03-10T06:00:19+00:00March 10th, 2015|Dinner, Recipes, Vegetarian|

Double Chocolate Chip Flourless Cookies

We went to a local food market in Hamilton today called Nation's. It is an eclectic collection of some of the most random things with everyday grocery items thrown in. It has items from every corner of the world and I find browsing through the isles fascinating. It took us [...]

By |2020-03-22T20:55:36+00:00March 8th, 2015|Baking, Dessert|

Chana Masala

I adore Indian food with the deep hues, intense flavours and the tantalizing aromas. I think my apron is permanently stained with turmeric and curry. Oh, and as a side note, if you sprinkle a little turmeric on your toothbrush during your morning clean it is great for whitening your [...]

By |2017-09-15T15:14:49+00:00February 26th, 2015|Dinner, Recipes, WW Friendly|

Mid Winter Cozy Chili

My son decided to take up snowboarding this year. Considering the winter we are having in Southern Ontario, the conditions have been great. Cold, (actually more like bitterly cold) but great! He has been going with 3 other friends so we have been taking turns driving (only 1/2 hour away) [...]

By |2015-02-25T02:53:46+00:00February 25th, 2015|Crock Pot, Dinner, Recipes, Vegetarian|

Bun Chay

Vietnamese food is so fresh and full of a huge combination of flavours and textures. Unfortunately it can also be loaded with carbs due to the use of rice and rice noodles so I substituted the rice vermicelli noodles for high protein, high fibre Adzuki Bean spaghetti. It is thin [...]

By |2015-02-16T01:05:21+00:00February 16th, 2015|Dinner, Recipes, WW Friendly|

Vegan Fish Sauce

We have many different dietary needs/wants in our house. T1.5D, pescetarian, and two picky teens. Because of this I am very familiar with making subtle changes to recipes to satisfy everyone's needs. Whether you are vegan/vegetarian or simply don't like fish, you may pass over a terrific dish because it [...]

By |2017-08-22T20:24:05+00:00February 16th, 2015|Condiments, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian, WW Friendly|