main dishes archive

it’s not you, it’s me: greek vegetable stew with dill

Here it is 2016 and I’ve made a resolution to make a resolution about my blog (to post or not to post, that is the question). But it’s already nearing the end of the month, late going as usual, I…

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holiday times + a recipe: roasted yam bowl with fresh greens & a tahini-miso dressing

In October we went to San Diego and I’m still dreaming of sunny hot weather and swimming in the ocean. It’s now ten days into December and I really should be thinking of what to bake, what to buy and…

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unfussy eats: chickpea veggie bowl with lemon tahini dressing

Please ignore the bad photos because they do not convey the deliciousness contained within! Bowl eating is my kind of food. A bunch of stuff, usually a mix of vegetables and grains, get mixed into a bowl and covered in…

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cold sesame noodles on repeat

It’s a bone fide heatwave here in Vancouver and I’m not going to complain. It’s hot, but we can manage. Bike rides add much needed breeze and is a generally pleasant way to get around town. Cold drinks on a…

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atakilt wat: turmeric-spiced potatoes, carrots & cabbage

Sunday was Mother’s Day. And because my mom isn’t around anymore, I couldn’t make her a meal or call her on the phone. But I pulled out a tablecloth that I had picked up when I was visiting with my dad…

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a spring thing: kale and ricotta galette + looking for some mid-west travel tips

I’ve been in a cooking mood lately and also a having friends over for dinner mood. Yes, those are 2 very distinct moods. For quite a while now, I haven’t been having people over for dinner because I found it…

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quick comfort meal: pasta with cabbage & leeks

This is my take on haluski, a traditional Polish dish made with pasta and cabbage – a perfect weeknight meal because it all comes together quickly. And it’s affordable (uh, cabbage!) that probably uses ingredients that you’ve got hidden away in the fridge…

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back in the saddle: lentil & sweet potato chili

I’ve been going through a serious cooking funk lately. On Friday night, I scorched not just one pan of rice, but two. Have you ever burnt rice? The odour it leaves throughout your home is horrific and omnipresent. Now times…

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