Creamy Tomato Tofu Soup

This tomato soup is my trusted fail-proof recipe that never disappoints. I first had at my Mother-in-Law’s and have been cooking it ever since. The original recipe did not have tofu, but since this soup is a staple with my children, I added tofu for more nutritional value.

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Yummy Tomato and Tofu Soup

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Easy Fish Dish

This is one of my go-to saucy fish recipes and the key here is the word EASY. Any fish filet will do, but I prefer it with basa or tilapia. You will have it whipped up in no time and even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy this dish. img_5576I use regular mayonnaise as the base for the sauce, but feel free to use low-fat one if you want to make it a bit more calorie-friendly (and there is no reason for vegan mayo not to work as well). Continue reading “Easy Fish Dish”

Green Borscht with Spinach and Tofu

Have you ever heard of green borscht, the fair easy going sister ofย  the traditional red one? Green borscht is quite popular in Ukraine during summer time and was traditionally make with sorrel leavesย  that landed the soup its delightful sour notes (hence the summer time popularity when sorrel is readily available).

img_5031Lacking sorrel, spinach and a bit of white vinegar do the trick nicely, and tofu adds a bit of extra nutrition and texture. Hope your family will enjoy it as much as mine does ๐Ÿ™‚ Continue reading “Green Borscht with Spinach and Tofu”

Buffalo Cauliflower ‘Wings’ with Ranch Dip

Chicken wings are firmly on my list of favourite foods, spicy buffalo ones occupying the top spot. This recipe is a vegetarian version of them.

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So good!

I was inspired to cook up something like this after my recent visit to Ottawa’s Pure Kitchen which serves amazing cauliflower wings (I fell in love at the first bite). After browsing the internet and a few stabs at the recipe, here is what I came up with and it is very good, if I say so myself. Continue reading “Buffalo Cauliflower ‘Wings’ with Ranch Dip”

Easy eggplant

This eggplant dish will surprise you, as when you are eating it you will wonder if this is actually an eggplant. Or maybe this is mushrooms?

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So good!

Anyway, it will be gone in no time as you will find yourself reaching for more. If you manage to have some leftovers, this dish is great on the next day as a deeper flavour will develop in the fridge. Continue reading “Easy eggplant”

Custard Tarts and Cooking Lesson

Have you ever had a Portuguese custard tart? They are among my favourite desserts and I spend way too much money on them in the nearby Portuguese bakery.

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Amazing evening spent at Just Be Cooking class :). And you don’t leave empty handed!

As is customary with me, I decided to get my hands on a good custard recipe so I could make them at home. Enter my good friend Maria Rozynska, the founder of Just Be Cookingย cooking school that teaches a variety of ethnic cooking classes accompanied by live singing from that particular heritage. I signed up for a Portuguese class taught by lovely Carla Ramos from Table to Share in Toronto. Continue reading “Custard Tarts and Cooking Lesson”