Posts Tagged ‘yogurt’

Roasted Mango & Green Cardamom Lassi with Vanilla Chia Pudding

Breakfast sort of drives me crazy most days. I wake up starving but with literally ZERO desire to make anything but coffee and toast. Now, there isn’t a thing wrong with toast but it gets to be a bit of a bore after 31 years of having it pretty much any/every way. And I often […]

Whatever Works

Fixing dinner with a teething, growth-spurting, crawling-all-over-and-getting-into-everything, pulling-on-your-pant-leg 9 month old can be a challenge (every parent everywhere, “wait until she’s walking!”). Each morning I imagine the delicious meal I’ll shop for, prep and cook during the day but ultimately I end up eating a bowl of Lipton’s chicken noodle soup…. sometimes I might even […]

Eviction Notice

This lassi had a job. It didn’t do it very well. After hearing from so many people that a natural labour inducer was, among other things (shwing!), plenty of spicy food and pineapple, I decided I would combine the two and cross my fingers and wait. And wait. For something to happen. Nothing happened. Like […]

GO TIME.

  MATERNITY LEAVE. THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING. I think it might be the first time in my life where I don’t have a schedule of sorts to follow. Typically, I thrive on a routine and schedule but knowing that this is likely the last time I’ll have to myself for a very long time, I […]

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, […]

A Shift in Comfort [Chermoula Chicken with Toasted Almond Couscous & Coriander Yogurt]

And just like that, winter came. And liked us so much it decided to stay for 4 long months.  As the nipping air blows into town and we wrap our bones in layers over layers like flaky croissant dough around a piece of rich Swiss chocolate, I find myself feeling a constant power struggle in the kitchen. Comfort […]

Me and My Salad [Cauliflower Salad with Almonds, Apricots & Fried Capers]

As I shoved the last bite of this salad into my mouth the other day, I knew I would have to share it with you all. I’ll make this short, sweet, salty and sour.  It’s become clear that I not only have an issue with baked eggs, but cauliflower too. I can’t get enough lately. […]

Find Your Joy [Lemon-Yogurt Linguine w Arugula, Sugar Peas & Roasted Hazelnuts]

Things have been sad this week. A close loss that’s left many feeling a constant aching numbness.  It never feels completely real – and leaves us all feeling slightly less invincible and secure of our place in life.  I’ve been through a few of these by now, and I’m familiar with the unique numbness that only […]

(un)Comfortably Spiced (Turkish Kebabs, Pomegranate Relish, Tahini Yogurt)

 Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve officially branched out. Not too far, now. I’m not building cakes out of mashed potatoes and meatloaf or drinking turtle’s blood sakes. Oh no, I’m not branching out that far. Maybe twigging out would be a  more appropriate phrase.  I’m just slowly poking my head out of the hole that is my […]