Posts Tagged ‘vegetarian’

Everything is OK

My life is a living version of Groundhog Day. Each day inevitably starts at 3am, as I stir myself awake and realize all over again that a) there is a 400lb child in my stomach (ok, I have no idea what she weighs…but I’m certain it’s a lot) and b) she doesn’t want to come […]

Enduring Winter

Charred Corn and Carrot Green Tabbouleh

Unlike most springs, my yearning for a shift in diet, heavy in fresh vegetables and lighter fares, seems to be lagging behind with the warmer weather that will seemingly never come.  We tap our toes impatiently, sigh deep and heavy sighs, and wait. And then wait. And then we wait a little more. Alas, it […]

There Are Bagels At Hand

Montreal-Style Bagels

…with cream cheese and lox. …with fresh butter and kosher salt. …with avocado, lime and manchego. …with a fried egg and arugula. …with melted cheddar and a few drops of Worcestershire… …but that’s just me. What do you take on your bagel? I sooner ask that than what type of bagel you prefer to maw on since […]

Learning to Spice

Coconut Turmeric Basmati with Cashews

My spice cabinet is organized into three sections. The first being my every day favourites – cinnamon, cayenne, cardamom, cumin, oregano. The second are the spices I use often enough but don’t typically grab for first – curry powder, white pepper, allspice, chipotle powder, etc. The last houses the spices that I rarely use. The […]

Cheese Making, Vacation Taking [Marinated Lemon-Za’atar Labneh]

Doesn’t the idea of making your own cheese make you all sweaty and agitated and overwhelmed? No? Maybe it’s just me. I’m planning to set aside more time to experiment this year. With any luck, I’ll be a seasoned vet in the art of Burrata, Curds, Mozzarella and maybe another few. I’m starting off simple, […]

Oh, the Dramatics [Spicy Chickpea Salad Melts]

I’ve been struggling through the last few weeks.  Struggling to find sense and purpose in some days, feeling angry that I’m not where I thought I would be at this point in my life, crushing under the [self-induced] pressure of my late 20s (which, I know, is still very young and leaves plenty of time […]

Taking Time [Baba Ghanoush Bowls with Pomegranate, Mint and Mozzarella]

My brains are taking a brief sabbatical today, taking time to decompress and enjoy the long weekend, but I wanted to share this recipe with you before I start melting into a sunny chair on the deck with a cold glass of riesling in hand and my best friend to my side.  I hope Sunday is […]

The Sweet, The Sour and The Savoury [Charred Jalapeño, Kiwi & Cucumber Salsa]

Last week I bought 3 kiwis on a whim. I don’t typically buy kiwis. They sort of freak me out for some reason – all weird and fuzzy and electric green inside. It seems almost unnatural, though I realize it’s in it’s most natural form. I bought them with the intention of cutting them in […]

Worth the Heat [Individual Coconut Saskatoon Berry Baked Oatmeal]

We’ve been battling the heat like mad the past few weeks. Minimal movements, a lot of moaning and groaning and rolling around on the cold tile floors, a lot of sparkling water with crushed ice and lemon, and only a teensy amount of cooking. We’ve more or less been living on chop salads, hummus bowls […]

Farmers Feast 02: A Promise of Picnics [Toasted Rye w Labneh, Fava/Sweet Pea/Mizuna Spread + Cold Avocado & Cucumber Soup]

I promised myself I would picnic more this summer. Spend more time outside, feeling the breeze dance on my skin and the sounds of passing voices buzz in my ear, pack up a cooler filled with cold soups and icy drinks, sandwich-making ingredients and snacks and remember what it was like to not have deadlines […]