Recipe Index

vegetables archive

lentils with fennel, kale & sausage

This weekend we finally got snow, and while most of us Vancouverites are total winter wimps, I admit to loving my Saturday night in the snow. We walked to the newly renovated Waldorf to celebrate a friend’s birthday and by…

Read more »

happy anniversary to me: french-style carrot salad

In 2001 I started a blog, except it wasn’t called blogging back then. It was an online diary and I kept a pretty low profile though I had some very wonderful online friends. I wrote about my heartbreak, my friends…

Read more »

well-worn: lentil spinach soup

I love playing in the kitchen. Trying new ideas, techniques and recipes keep meals exciting and helps me write up new blog posts. Yet, there’s something comforting with the familiar and well-worn. This lentil soup is a very well-worn recipe.…

Read more »

warm mediterranean couscous salad

This past week, I spent a lot of time deliberating an online boot purchase. You see, when it comes to buying something – online or off – I spend a ton of time researching and figuring out the pros and…

Read more »

pretty in pink: fennel, grapefruit, & blood orange salad

Winter salads don’t need your bad rap. While I love slaws and hearty grain salads, it’s nice to mix things up with a bright, light salad that isn’t a slouch in the flavour department. Fennel, red onion, grapefruit and blood…

Read more »

lemon roasted cauliflower with cumin & sumac

If you were to come to Vancouver, I’d take you to one of my favorite places. It’s a little restaurant called Nuba. We’d order their spiritual tonic, a fresh beet juice Bloody Mary that is as restorative as it is…

Read more »

aloo gobi: potato & cauliflower curry with coconut milk

When I moved to Vancouver I met a punk rock boy. He wasn’t the sort of boy you’d take home to your parents, but it was okay because my family was thousands of miles away, and this tall, skinny musician…

Read more »

west african groundnut stew

Vancouver is going through a cold spell and when I stepped outside today, the frost on the ground was thick and full of sparkles. It’s the kind of cold where you can see your breath and I’m amazed that there isn’t…

Read more »