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

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

Curried Tofu with Cauliflower and Chickpeas

I love tofu and can actually eat strait out of package, but am always on a lookout for a new recipe. I had some cauliflower and a can of chickpeas kicking around and decided to add mix it all with some curry and see what happens.

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The result is delicious and I am posting the recipe today although I was not planning on it and there are far less pictures this time around. So sorry about that!

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Beet Leaf Rolls with Mushroom Sauce

This dish is inspired by a post from another blog, the one that belongs to the fabulous Jillian Harris. I have seen her beet rolls recipe quite awhile ago and was reminded of it recently when browsing the stalls of the local farmers’ market.

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Served with a side of tomato-cucumber-avocado salad

I used the actual beets for borscht and was left with all those gorgeous leaves that I could not make myself throw away. Some of them got shredded and added to borscht and the rest became beet rolls. This recipe seems a bit odd at first as you are wrapping yeast dough into beet leaves and baking it, but the result is simply delicious! Creamy mushroom sauce adds another level of flavour to this tasty dish and it is great as leftovers as well. I will definitely be adding it to my regular meal rotation.

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Food Shopping: Iraqi Food Market

I have mentioned in one or my earlier posts that ethnic food stores make my heart sing.Β  I love to eat and cook dishes from all over the world and after meeting my husband I fell in love with Arabic food. His Iraqi side of the family are all exceptional cooks and they have introduced me to some amazing dishes that are now staples on my family menu. One of our favourites is chicken curry, which actually brings me to this post.

img_2779To make Iraqi-style curry you need Iraqi curry powder and I used to get mine from our relatives in Detroit, Michigan. For years it was one of my most treasured seasonings as I cannot get it at the regular supermarket here in Toronto and some other curry powders that I tried did not get the flavour quite right. Enter Baghdad Market in Vaughan, Ontario. Continue reading