Chinese Eggplant

Chinese Eggplant

Sweet, spicy, salty and sour this dish is saucy and comforting. The eggplant is sautéed until cooked through but still has good texture, the sauce is reduced and the eggplant is added to the sauce to soak up all the delicious goodness. The perfect meal during this time of transition, when heat loving eggplants and tomatoes are slowing down their production and I’m not quit ready to dive head first into fall ingredients.

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Vegan Zucchini Banana Bread

Vegan Zucchini Banana Bread with Tahini and Blackberries

This vegan zucchini banana bread has been my go to snack these past few weeks. A great way to use up zucchini, this recipe makes two delicious loaves. Eat one right away, slice and freeze the other (I separate the slices with parchment paper). With a hint of cinnamon and crunchy walnuts, my favourite way to eat this is topped with a generous amount of tahini (or peanut butter) and fresh blackberries!

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Coconut Green Bean Curry

Coconut Green Bean Curry

Creamy and aromatic this coconut green bean curry is rich yet summery. Here I use the most delicious sungold cherry tomatoes (but you can use any tomatoes you like, even canned ones work well) as a base for the curry and cooked them down to concentrate their flavour. They give the curry a beautiful bright colour and lend a nice sweetness to the dish.

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Indian Spiced Potato Salad

Indian spiced potato salad

Perfect for a summer picnic or a backyard BBQ, this potato salad is far from the common mayonnaise based salad of my childhood. Toasted spices, lemony red onion, waxy fingerling potatoes and peas that burst in your mouth! So delicious we’ve eaten it with dinner three weeks in a row!

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Baked Falafel Lettuce Wraps

Baked falafel lettuce wraps

These baked falafels are packed full of herbs and spices, and come out nice and crispy without any deep frying. A light summer meal, complete with fresh seasonal vegetables, quick pickles, fava bean hummus and a parsley tahini sauce. If you can’t find any heads of large leafy romain you can easily make this a salad or throw it in a pita if that’s what you’re craving.

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Fava Bean (broad bean) Hummus

Fava bean hummus

This hummus is vibrant in colour, silky smooth and absolutely delicious. Sure, you have to remove the outer pod and then the waxy outer layer to get to the deliciousness, but it’s definitely worth it! You can taste the fresh greenness, making it a bright alternative to traditional chickpea hummus.

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Buckwheat Spinach and Pea Risotto

Buckwheat Spinach and Pea Risotto

This week was filled with thundershowers, torrential downpours and brisk nights… despite this lackluster weather, we did awake to the chirping of a humming bird with its face all up in our balcony nasturtiums, which kind of equalled the best way to wake up… This cooler weather had me craving something warm and comforting, so I whipped up a twist on classic risotto.

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