Author Archives: spicewife

Spiced Beef Kefta, Moroccan Style

My favourite foods to prepare are the ones that conjure up aromatic and tasty meals that I have eaten on our travels.  In fact, I like to choose the countries that we travel to by researching in advance the local cuisine.  One of my fondest holidays of all times was Morocco in September 2013; I […]

Indian Seasoned Fish Cakes

When I found this Bonnie Stern Recipe inspired by a Vij Vikram recipe, owner of Vij’s modern Indian restaurant in Vancouver, I couldn’t resist trying it out.  I was at Vij’s in June, 2013 and I was so excited to have the chance to eat there.  In her book Friday Night Dinners Bonnie Stern shares […]

Ricotta Cheese Pancakes, Memories of Russian Syrniki

Syrniki :  a word that congers up sweet memories of those delicious cheese pancakes I had the pleasure to nosh on in Moscow last August for breakfast at the hotel.  Below, they are beautifully plated but I hope I have plated a close second above with my version adapted from  Smitten Kitchen Every Day by […]

Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes

I am the happy owner of Angela Liddon’s vegan cookbook – Oh She Glows Every Day – and she has terrific recipes on her wonderful ohsheglows.com. And I also had the opportunity to watch a YouTube episode – Shop your Freezer First to Save Money ~ The Freezer Treasure Hunt Episode with Mairlyn Smith  and […]

These are a few of my favourite stores

Happy 2018!  It has now been 5 years since I created my first post in January 2013.  Very exciting to reach this milestone and I am looking forward to a new year of recipes, food discovery and sharing all with you. I am so fortunate to live in Ottawa, where there are so many great […]

Thai Green Curry with Poached Cod

It’s just one of those frigid Ottawa days and I need to make something to warm me right down to my bones.  And I had some fresh cod in the fridge and some coconut milk in the pantry.  I search through my recipe folder and lo and behold, I find this intriguing Green Thai Curry […]

Curried Chickpea Salad

Chickpeas have become a staple in my diet.  They are a high protein meat substitute and although I am not a vegetarian, I am trying to add more plant-based meals into my regular routine. And there are many vegetarian and vegan cookbooks out there, and even more recipes to peruse on the internet.  But one […]