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Fermented Garlic Carrots

My latest kitchen experiments all revolve around one type of preserving: fermenting!  And ohhh am I loving it. Fermented foods (like kimchi and sauerkraut) are really great for your digestive health (and therefore your overall health), and after my Fermentation Class with Dana & Joel from Well Preserved, I thought it was high time to […]

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Thai Red Curry Veggies

We’ve had a stressful few weeks around here. And in times of stress, we tend to order in Thai food. But all that ordering started to look a bit silly when I had a jar of red curry paste in my fridge.  So off to create my own curry I went! I have to say […]

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Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup

So we all have colds in Casa del Kitchen Operas right now… so it was time for spicy soup. Our usual cold remedy of choice is either a big bowl of Tom Yum with Brown Rice Vermicelli or Miso & Coconut Soup with Soba Noodles. However, we had a craving around these parts for Thai […]

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Roasted Root Vegetable & Leek Pie in a Whole Wheat Crust

This pie is based on my WWII Woolton Pie.  As back during WWII, the British were eating under food rationing, they often made pies with a lid and no bottom crust.  We’ve gotten used to it around here, and do most of our savoury pies with only a top crust.  If you want a double […]

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Israeli Couscous Salad with Honey-Roasted Parsnips & Carrots

We’ve been doing a lot of salads around here lately, and it’s been a lot of the same thing over and over again… delicious versions of either our veggie Caesar salad over Romaine or my lemony arugula salad.  But after a while, 2 salad options get a bit tiring, but we still want salad.  So […]

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Ye’Takelt Allecha (Gingery Root Vegetables)

As a part of a great Ethiopian dinner, it’s great to have contrasting flavours and textures.  So let’s say you have some gorgeous collard greens (ye’abesha gomen), it’s great to also have a spicy smooth stew (like spicy lentils, recipe tomorrow) and then some veggies in big chunks. For my Ethiopian dinner, I chose to […]

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Mung Bean Latkes

So what’s a girl to do with leftover mung beans?  (Holy cow, a small amount dried turns into a huge amount of cooked mung beans!)  Why, make latkes of course! These would probably be better called fritters, patties, or even croquettes (like my White Bean, Parsley & Chive Croquettes!), but the texture and smell reminds […]

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Cilantro-Ginger Veggie Dumplings

I’ve been having a little too much fun catching up on foodie TV shows, and I have really enjoyed this season’s Top Chef Canada and The F Word (if you’re in Canada, you can watch them here). On one episode of The F Word, they featured Chinese dumplings, and I had to eat them immediately. […]

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WWII Woolton Pie

The boyfriend and I have really enjoyed watching old episodes from a TV show called the Supersizers series this year.  The show is hosted by Giles Coren and Sue Perkins, who spend a week reenacting interesting time periods, like the Edwardian or Regency Eras. In one of their shows, they revisit Wartime Britain — where […]

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Veggie Miso & Coconut Soup with Soba Noodles

So this has been a big week for me.  On Monday I recorded a DVD as a pre-screening application for a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree… and as soon as it’s out of post-production I’ll get some clips up here for you. But, because I was recording this DVD, I was so worried about […]

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