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Curried Cauliflower Soup

Curried Cauliflower Soup

This cauliflower soup is light, healthy, and comforting.  It’s easy enough to put together after work, packs a flavour punch, and is loaded with nutritious antioxidants.   My husband is not a big fan of cauliflower.  He first tasted it when he moved to the […]

Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Za’atar

Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Za’atar

I really love tomato and cucumber salad.  For me, it is summer on a plate.  Crunchy cucumbers are the perfect foil for ripe, juicy tomatoes, which beautifully complement all sorts of grilled meats. Best of all, tomato and cucumber salad holds up nicely on a […]

Feisty Homemade Chilli Sauce

Feisty Homemade Chilli Sauce

This chilli sauce recipe is deceptively simple.  However, the results are nothing short of addictive.  It’s a condiment that adds just the right amount of heat, along with a mild, fruity sweetness.  The perfect way to dress up, or fire up, any meal! In our […]

Decadent, Dairy-Free Raspberry Chocolate Fool

Decadent, Dairy-Free Raspberry Chocolate Fool

Raspberry chocolate fool is a simple, four ingredient dessert which is as light and nutritious as it is tasty. It feels creamy and decadent.   Yet, this is one dessert that’s incredibly healthy. With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, I had to confront the fact that […]

Anglo-Indian Sweet and Sour Tomato Chutney

Anglo-Indian Sweet and Sour Tomato Chutney

In India, there are many varieties of tomato chutney, ranging from fiery hot to salty.  However, this sweet and sour version is one of my personal favorites.  It has a delicate flavour which complements and enhances the taste of grilled and roasted meats.  In fact, […]

3 Ingredient, Sugar Free, No Churn, Vegan Piña Colada Sorbet

3 Ingredient, Sugar Free, No Churn, Vegan Piña Colada Sorbet

This guilt free piña colada sorbet is a light, refreshing dessert or palate cleanser.  It’s light enough for the hottest of days and 100% refreshing. In recent years, we’ve all become more aware of the impact of a balanced diet on our overall health.  Like […]

Preserve Summer’s Bounty with Tomato Confit

Preserve Summer’s Bounty with Tomato Confit

Tomato confit is a condiment I will always associate with summers in Paris.  If you visit Paris in July or August, these tomatoes are omnipresent at bistros across the city.  To me, tomato confit epitomises the best of French cuisine — elegance and simplicity.   You […]

Simple Spicy Roasted Chickpeas, A Healthy Lunchbox or Cocktail Snack

Simple Spicy Roasted Chickpeas, A Healthy Lunchbox or Cocktail Snack

Crunchy, spicy roasted chickpeas are a deceptively easy and delicious snack.  These chickpeas are great with cocktails, and make an easy lunchbox snack.  They’re also the perfect vehicle for a wide variety of seasonings.   I am a sucker for salty snacks.  I love having something […]

Tangy Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Pomegranate Molasses

Tangy Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Pomegranate Molasses

This bright, crunchy cucumber and tomato salad, which is loosely adapted from Naomi Duguid’s brilliant book, Taste of Persia: A Cook’s Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan, is the perfect accompaniment to summer meals and barbecued meats.  It’s both refreshing and cooling, and takes […]

Tangy Fennel and Orange Marinated Olives

Tangy Fennel and Orange Marinated Olives

I love to start a party with marinated olives.  They make a light and healthy finger food that doesn’t leave your guests too full to enjoy their meal. When my guests arrive, I love to have lots of small dishes of nibbles to place around […]