Butternut Squash Mashup

Butternut Squash Mashup

Butternut squash is a fall favourite. It’s relatively cheap and stores for ages. It’s also super easy to cook. Forget all this nonsense about peeling and cubing it. That is just not necessary. Wash it, poke a good number of holes all over it and…

German Red Cabbage and Apple

German Red Cabbage and Apple

I love red cabbage and it’s good for you! Tangy and sweet, this German red cabbage and apple recipe makes a satisfying side dish that goes well with meats or a vegetarian rice bowl. I based the recipe on German Red Cabbage recipe from A…

Stuffed Mushroom Caps

Stuffed Mushroom Caps

This is pretty much the recipe for Stuffed Mushrooms from Love and Lemons but I forgot the garlic and frankly, it didn’t matter. I will say these were finicky as (bad word) to put together. My pine nuts went all over the place and at…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Potatoes

Double the veg, double the fun and all in one pan. Ingredients 2 lbs small Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed, outer leaves removed and halved. 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt 2 large sweet potatoes, cut in 1″ dice 1/2 tsp cinnamon 3…

Yakhni West Point Grey Pilau in the Rice Cooker

Yakhni West Point Grey Pilau in the Rice Cooker

I’m staying with my friends Rob and Annabel for a few weeks this summer, the why of this is a long story involving kids that were not actually supposed to be home for the summer, love you babies ;). Anyway, both Rob and Annabel love…

Easy Peasy Roasted Potatoes, Tomatoes, and Red Onion

Easy Peasy Roasted Potatoes, Tomatoes, and Red Onion

Sometimes simple is best and this recipe for roasted potatoes, tomatoes and red onion fits the bill.

Socca aka Chickpea Pancakes

Socca aka Chickpea Pancakes

This Socca chickpea pancake recipe is based on David Lebovitz’s Socca Recipe. Ingredients 1 C chickpea flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill chickpea and fava flour 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground tumeric 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper 4…

Chickpea Fritter Puffs a la Fifteen Spatulas (with a bit of tinkering)

Chickpea Fritter Puffs a la Fifteen Spatulas (with a bit of tinkering)

So I had this lonely little bag of chickpea flour (about 1 C) and I really try very hard not to waste food so I went looking for something to make. What I found was Joanne and her Fifteen Spatulas and a great little recipe…

Warm French Lentil Salad with Bacon and Tarragon Dressing

Warm French Lentil Salad with Bacon and Tarragon Dressing

I needed a side dish for beef shanks with gremolata and I had bought some organic French lentils (aka puy lentils) so I decided to make a warm French lentil salad. This recipe is based on this Green Lentil and Bacon Salad I found on…

Slap Dash Aloo Gobi

Slap Dash Aloo Gobi

I felt like I hadn’t cooked a proper meal in ages (and I hadn’t), so it was time. A lack of cooking also meant a lack of grocery shopping so it was a foraging kind of meal. I had onions, potatoes, garlic, ginger, a couple…