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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
A colourful mix of crunchy veggies along with baked tofu are smothered in a sweet and spicy sauce, and finished with a hit of lime and toasted peanuts. This makes a flavourful vegetarian (and easily made vegan) addition to your weekly meal plan. Bonus… most of the fresh and nutritious veggies can be found at your local farmers market.
Today we have cake! With just two of us in the house it’s hard to make any sort of treat that we actually finish. Neither of us are regular sweet eaters, so when we do crave a little treat it’s nice to have a bit of citrus and a handful of tangy berries to balance things out. This cake is moist, flavourful and the perfect size for the twos of us — not too big and not too small.
I love pâté, all kinds of pâté, but last year I tried a new to me pâté. At my friends wedding she had these amazing picnic baskets set out for all of the guests. Each was filled with an assortment of goodies and treats among which was a delicious mushroom pâté. Why hadn’t I thought of that before? This version was such a fantastic alternative to the traditional liver based variety. So I went home and thought, why not try and make it myself?