Dairy free · Recipes · Side dish · Vegan · Vegetarian

Quick and Easy Barley Mujaddara

Forget the ease of this recipe and the awesome nutritional benefits of eating a (tasty!) complete vegetarian protein. Mujaddara is one of the most beloved middle eastern foods due to its simplicity (it's still just rice and lentils) but complex flavors. It is a wonderful side dish to any meat or fish but will also make… Continue reading Quick and Easy Barley Mujaddara

Recipes · Vegan · Vegetarian

Quick Vegan Lentil Patties

This recipe is just what the doctor ordered if you happen to be: 1. Tired 2. Under the weather 3. Tending to under aged rugrats that are tired and under the weather 4. lacking time to cook real food due to items 1-3 5. Have only 3 ingredients in your pantry 6. Have your beloved… Continue reading Quick Vegan Lentil Patties

Dairy free · Recipes · Side dish · Vegan · Vegetarian

How to cook Asparagus in the microwave

Are you intimidated by asparagus? I know I was. Aren't you glad we had this talk? I feel much better now. Until discovering this cooking method, Asparagus was a special occasion dish around here and I fretted each time. Should I boil it? steam it? bake it in the oven? Asparagus just seemed too elegant to… Continue reading How to cook Asparagus in the microwave

Pregnancy Woes · Salads · Side dish · starters dips and snacks · Vegan · Vegetarian

Baby Countdown #7 Cucumber salad in Tahini sauce

I have a confession to make. I have deliberately started this baby countdown with no real intention of finishing it. I was beyond certain that the baby will come quicker than my list of recipes will dry out. Well guess what? Tonight I am posting the last recipe on the list, bending to reach the keyboard over an… Continue reading Baby Countdown #7 Cucumber salad in Tahini sauce

Dairy free · Pregnancy Woes · Side dish · Vegan · Vegetarian

Baby countdown #4 Baby Carrots in Lemon and Garlic

I guess I have babies on my mind. I wonder why. Oh yeah, maybe because I've got one sitting right over my bowels, waking me up at night with contractions that disappear just when I'm about to call Labor and Delivery and makes me, in general, look fat. Today I am celebrating two days post due.… Continue reading Baby countdown #4 Baby Carrots in Lemon and Garlic

Dairy free · Slow cooking · Soup · starters dips and snacks · Vegan · Vegetarian

Slow Cooker Red Lentil and Swiss-Chard Soup

What if you came home for lunch one day and in between reheating leftovers and hurrying back to work you realized that except that last slice of quiche you just inhaled, there is nothing to eat for supper? No problem, you might say, just call in some takeout or go out for a meal. Now,… Continue reading Slow Cooker Red Lentil and Swiss-Chard Soup

Recipes · Side dish · Slow cooking · Vegan · Vegetarian

Slow cooker Lentil Dahl

I swear I do not own Fenugreek, Kaffir lime leaves, green Cardamom, black cumin seeds or any other substance you need wikipedia's  help to spell out. What I do own as of last week is an easy-peasy (lentils are so hard to rhyme) lentil dahl (inspired, I have no claim of authenticity) dish that cooks itself… Continue reading Slow cooker Lentil Dahl

Breakfast and Brunch · Recipes · Sweet tooth · Uncategorized · Vegan · Vegetarian

Microwave Apricot Jam

This jam practically sustained my mother in law through a whole weekend of wrangling babysitting my two little scoundrels treasures, while the hubby and I took off to ogle watch Bon Jovi in Winnipeg. All. By. Ourselves. In mere 72 hours we came close to missing our flights and  everything we payed for due to various mechanical failures,… Continue reading Microwave Apricot Jam

Bread · Recipes · Reinventing leftovers · Side dish · starters dips and snacks · Vegan · Vegetarian

Simple and flavorful Bruschetta

I was hesitating if to post this recipe due to it's simplicity, but then I remembered that sometimes, the simplest, most basic of recipes are the hardest to find out there in the World Wide Web. No fancy duck confit here folks. Bruschetta is a great way to use up leftover bread and look sophisticated all… Continue reading Simple and flavorful Bruschetta

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Zucchini in garlic, mint and lemon

In case I don't mention it often enough, we live in a very remote location. The asphalt stops at our village. You will have to take either a plane or a boat to continue norther bound. The nearest decent size shopping center is over a 1000 kilometers away (sniff). Our (un)fortunate remoteness from civilization brings us closer… Continue reading Zucchini in garlic, mint and lemon