Category Vegetables

Golden Vegetable Couscous

Good morning folks.  Driving to the gym in Ottawa this morning, I watched the temperature drop from -1°C (30°F) to -18°(0°F) in only four minutes, pulling out of my garage to pulling into the parking lot at GoodLife Fitness.  But what a great way to warm up and kick start my day. So I’m glad […]

Soupe au ‘Pesto’

Winter has arrived in Ottawa.  And looking out the window at the blowing snow,  preparing a big pot of warming soup seems like the right thing to do for today, tomorrow and some for the freezer. I have prepared the original version of Soupe au Pistou before but this time it is more special to […]

Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Beets were something I avoided growing up.  My mom used to buy the bottled beet borscht for both her and my dad; never fresh, only bottled.  I tried it, hated it and had not attempted to buy them or eat them for years.  In more recent history, another taste of red beet borscht was made […]

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 […]

My Amazing Vegetarian Indian Experience

I am trying to increase the non-animal protein component in my diet for health, and my cholesterol levels.  Because I love Indian cuisine and I love Madhur Jaffrey’s cooking (two of her recipes on previous posts: her garam masala spice blend and Lentil Soup, a Lovely Soup), what could be better than to delve into […]

Ginger-Scented Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

The leaves are changing colours to shades of orange and red and we welcome the coming of Autumn.  And traditionally, with the cooler weather approaching, my husband asks for soup.  The local fresh produce is plentiful and I like to take advantage of it as it reaches the farmers’ markets and supermarkets.  Various squashes and […]

Carrot Fritters with Dukkah

Six times a year, the LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) issues their Food & Drink magazine.  Wonderful perusing during some downtime and I try to make at least one recipe from each issue.  From the Autumn 2015 issue, I have chosen to share the Carrot Fritters with Dukkah.  I was preparing a middle eastern […]