Sep 8, 2014

Artichoke & Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade

Family life settled back to a calm pace. Call me a terrible mom, but at the end of the vacation I am so ready for the kid to go back to school and get some peace and quiet around here. Domestic chores seemed to have settled down as well; within 5 minutes, tops, he can make any size living room look like it’s been hit by a tornado. It’s a talent,…

    Aug 19, 2014

    Egg Curry

    Boy, am I glad to be back in my kitchen. Even though we took a 20ºC drop in temperature. It feels like autumn here. We vacationed in Spain, Mallorca, and the hotel we choose turned out to serve absolutely horrible food. Nothing was fresh or properly cooked, it was a nightmare. Dried out cucumber slices and carrots and overcooked frozen fish are really gross, trust me on that. The rest…

      Jun 24, 2014

      Chicken & Red Onion Sauce Sandwich

      I have a love/hate relationship with the red onion sauce our grillrooms serve with the shoarma that’s often eaten after a night out. It’s one of the mellowest sauces ever, but also quite oily. It’s not exactly a low-fat recipe, but so chockfull of flavour and it goes with pretty much anything you can think of, and then some. That counts for something, right? Found only a small handful recipes…

        Jun 11, 2014

        Spicy Curried Paneer

        I spotted the ‘One-Hour Cheese’ book by Claudia Lucero when I was cruising kobobooks. My favourite pastime. Bought it, and when I glanced over this curried paneer recipe, I knew it would be the recipe I’d start with. Adding curry powder to the cheese itself is so brilliant in all its simplicity! First time someone asked me if I’d ever eaten grilled paneer, I shrugged my shoulders and thought they were…

          Jun 2, 2014

          Roasted Pepper & Feta Crostini

          These royally topped little Italian toasts rock my world. As soon as the warmer weather sets in and the pits are being fired up all around me, something inside me screams ‘crostini’. Love those darn things. There’s nothing you cannot put on a crostini and make it look and taste good. Transform them into gourmet food by adding the best cheeses combined with grilled vegetables or and fresh herbs. Or think…

            May 1, 2014

            Kayotic Falafel

            I’ve never been able to make a really good falafel at home before I had my meat grinder, so I never did; I just grabbed some when I happened to be downtown on a shopping spree. This recipe should also work with a food processor but I haven’t tried it yet so you’re on your own if you do. These falafel are really firm and crunchy on the outside while soft,…