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Corn & Kidney Bean Casserole

Corn & Kidney Bean Casserole

The lovely folks at Thomas Allen & Son were kind enough to send me a review copy of a new vegan cookbook — Vicki’s Vegan Kitchen by Vicki Chelf. And so I had a cookbook to curl up with by the fire when we spent a week at the cottage.  While we were up there, […]

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Socca

Sister Socca with Indian Spices & Sister Socca Pizza

Guess who’s back? Back again. Heather’s back. Tell a friend. Guess who’s back? Guess who’s back? Guess who’s back? Guess who’s back? Heather’s back! And we decided to have another experimenting sister-date in the kitchen. This time, we were playing around with socca — a chickpea pancake from Nice of gluten-free proteiny deliciousness. [Heather says: Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.] […]

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Indian lunch

India: Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu

Our next stop following Chennai on our tour of South India was Mahabalipuram (formerly Mammalipuram) in the state of Tamil Nadu. We needed to power up with a good breakfast for the drive, and so started with an incredible plate (clockwise from the top: masala uttapam, coconut chutney, roasted tomato chutney, sambar (lentil soup), idli, […]

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Ye’Miser Wat (Spicy Red Lentil Stew)

I have one last Ethiopian stew for you: the Ye’Miser Wat (Spicy Red Lentil Stew) that I served as a part of my Ethiopian dinner, seen here at the bottom of the injera platter, along with the Ye’Takelt Allecha (Gingery Root Vegetables), Ye’Abesha Gomen (Mild Collard Greens), Lemony Arugula Salad in the centre, and a wee […]

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Jaipur, India: Lentils & Lattices

Mahara Jai Singh built the city of Jaipur, in 1727.  In the city, he built the Jantar Mahal, an observatory using astronomical instruments for astrological readings.  It’s now a World Heritage site, and I think you can see why: This is a sundial — and it’s really impressive (at about 4 stories high!): And it’s […]

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Masoor Dhal (Red Lentil Dhal)

Comfort food for me definitely involves Indian spices.  I love the smells of cumin, garlic and onions wafting through the house.  There’s no way to beat it – especially as colder weather is approaching and the urge to hide indoors starts to peek out! One of my favourite comfort dishes is an Indian dhal with […]

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Curried Okra

Okra looks like baby stars when you slice it: Want to know about okra’s amazing health benefits?  Holistic Nutritionist, Meghan Telpner, has explained it all at her blog.  You must go check it out. You may remember my okra adventures from my trip to South Carolina, where they had okra chips!  The vacuum-fried okra solved […]

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Rhubarb Chutney

I never seem to know when I can find rhubarb around here… But I managed to score a few precious stalks, so I wanted to do something really special with it. Back in the spring, I had found a recipe for rhubarb chutney, and filed it on the “To Eat” list for later in the […]

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