Tag Archives: vegetables

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 […]

Vegetable Paella Perfection

Planning future travel to Spain in the Fall and already I am researching the local foods and flavours.  Paella, a traditional Spanish dish, is known to have seafood, sausage and chicken incorporated with the rice. This recipe, modified from the vegetarian variation in Plenty, a cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi, is full of vegetables, edamame beans, […]

Tagine Cuisine – Perfect for 4 or 14

One pot meals are my favourite way to serve a tableful of family and friends.  Everyone pitches in to help the person next or across from them at the table; there is talking and sharing and camaraderie.  Plates are passed around to be filled and re-filled with stews or curries, or in this case, tagines.  Although […]

Farmer’s Pasta — Grown up Comfort Food

When I was growing up, one of my most memorable lunches was macaroni and cheese: elbow pasta with melted Kraft Velveeta cheese mixed in — I hate to admit this but I thought it was the best lunch ever. From here I graduated to Kraft Dinner for those gourmet university days and I also prepared […]