main dishes archive

it takes two: one pot mujadara with mashed coconut yams

Nearly six years ago (whoa, has it been that long?) I made koshary, a dish that involved lentils, rice and pretty much every single pot I had at my disposal. The meal was tasty, but it was a lot of…

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have a happy new year: oven-roasted salmon, potatoes & broccoli

I love the concept of beginning a new year. The idea of a clean slate appeals with its whiff of minty freshness. 2014 was full of struggles and difficulties and I’m glad to leave it in the dust. But out…

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singapore-style noodles with chicken, peppers & basil….and a Mark Bittman cookbook giveaway!!

I remember the first time I ate singapore noodles. I was in university and out for lunch with my then-boyfriend. Most of my Chinese food experience by that point was by way of mall food courts as a teenager. My…

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cubano breakfast bagel

Oh my gawd. I posted about a sandwich! On a blog that people seem to mistakenly believe is about sandwiches (hmmmm, I wonder why that is……?). Whatever. This bagel sandwich is freaking amazing. First you start with the best bagels…

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cozy comfort: cabbage and rice soup with chickpeas & carrots

This is one of those easy, no-brainer soups that takes the bare minimum of prep and worry out of making dinner. If your kitchen cupboards and fridge is anything like mine, you probably have the ingredients ready to go. Cabbage.…

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a very loaded tater: roasted sweet potato with spiced chickpeas, steamed broccoli & a lemony tahini sauce

Fall meals sound dreamy. Who doesn’t love that inherently cozy autumnal vibe that only a butternut squash risotto or a chocolate chip pumpkin loaf can give? It makes me want to pull up my tall wooly socks and don my adorable…

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roasted coconut kale with salmon & sticky rice

I love salmon but it wasn’t something I grew up with as a kid in Ontario. But living here in beautiful coastal Vancouver certainly makes it easy to have good, sustainable salmon on the dinner table. I was lucky to…

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quick veggie stir fry sticky rice bowl

I’m new to the ways of sticky rice in my kitchen. We never had it growing up – brown rice, parboiled rice and regular old white rice were the standard. As an adult, I’ve used Jasmine, Basmati and Brown on…

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