Category Asian

Super Simple Summer BBQ Trout

Every six weeks, the LCBO, Liquor Control Board of Ontario, publishes a free Food & Drink magazine…the day of release is marked in my iPad calendar and I look forward to perusing it from cover to cover.  I think most of the recipes in each issue are available on their website now, and I try […]

Pulled Chicken with Korean Flavours

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of recipes with pulled pork and pulled brisket for sandwiches, sliders and even tacos. Well, I don’t eat pork and I’m not a big beef-eater but I do like chicken a lot, so I started researching pulled chicken recipes. I guess shredded meats is the way to go this year.  […]

Marvelous Moo Shu Tofu

It’s always a fun change of pace to get together with friends and order in Chinese food.  One of my favourite dishes to share is Moo Shu Chicken — chicken with shredded cabbage and other vegetables in a sweet hoisin sauce wrapped in a little wheat pancake.  But today I would like to stay home […]

Salmon Burgers with Asian Spices

I’m in the midst of winter holidays and I’m already stuffed from eating in too much, dining out too much, with family and friends, whom I love so much. And New Year’s eve is days away.  Time for easy and lighter fare. Recently I explored a new cookbook, Michael Smith’s Make Ahead Meals .  Lots […]

Red Lentils with Vegetables Smothered in Almond Butter Sauce

Lately I have been incorporating more chickpeas and lentils into my diet.  There is such a variety of meatless options to choose from.  And when I use Indian or Thai spices, I don’t miss meat — it’s the spices that keeps my senses satisfied! I discovered this Red Lentil & Nut Butter Sauce Recipe recently […]

Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry in a Hurry

Chickpeas are so versatile in vegetarian cuisine. I always keep dried chickpeas in the pantry that can be soaked overnight and simmered the following day but for those days when I am running out of time, canned chickpeas are terrific to keep in stock.  This recipe uses my favourite Thai red curry paste (can be […]

Orange Soba Noodles with Edamame Beans

I have fallen in love with soba noodles.  They have a hearty, nutty flavour and are so versatile. The first recipe I published with soba noodles was Oodles of Soba Noodles with Snow Peas and Mushrooms.  That recipe introduced umeboshi paste as the additional salty, pungent flavour.  Today’s recipe has a citrus-soy dressing with a […]