Monthly Archives: May 2012

Do this if you have a BBQ!

In a shocking turn of events, England has just had 10 consecutive days of beautiful weather. I know, I was confused too. We don’t have a barbecue, or a private yard to put one in, but I do have my … Continue reading

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Luxurious Channa Masala

Channa Masala or chickpea curry is pretty much one of my favorite things to eat in India, at an Indian restaurant or at home. It’s easy to make and is always tasty. It’s also extremely healthy. I was making it … Continue reading

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Carrot, Spinach and Halloumi Salad

I can never resist an urge to fry up some halloumi for a salad! What you’ll need: Some baby spinach Shredded carrot Some alfalfa sprouts or “salad cress” Cucumber Sesame seeds Halloumi Lemon and lime Salt and pepper Olive oil … Continue reading

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The Great Pakora Challenge

When I lived at the Sambhavna Trust Clinic in Bhopal, India, my breakfast each morning consisted of a spicy rice dish called poha, a cup of spicy chai tea, and some deep fried spicy onion and green chilli pakoras. Not exactly … Continue reading

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Zucchini + Cheese = YES

Zucchini has never really been one of my favorite veggies but last night I made something called a “Zucchini Gratin” and it totally blew my mind. Probably because it was loaded with sexy cheese. It was a simple side dish … Continue reading

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Green Apple, Fresh Mozzarella and Pine Nut Salad!

It’s so much fun to get creative with salads, and it’s a really good way to use up things leftover in your fridge before they go bad. I made a risotto last night and as much as I LOVE risotto … Continue reading

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Crispy Panko Coconut Chicken with Homemade Sweet Chilli Sauce

My favorite food projects are the ones that involve making tasty food that I’d normally want to order from a take-out place. I hate that sluggish, greasy and overall disgusting way I feel with the nasty Chinese Food hangover I usually get … Continue reading

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Mango Cupcakes with Toasted Coconut Frosting

I’ll reiterate that I really don’t bake  often. But the last few attempts I made were genuinely successful. Back in January I was visiting my parents in Canada and got inspired by this gigantic mango they had in the fruit … Continue reading

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The Hangover Cure: Tomato Soup and Oven Baked Fries

  The white wine hangover. You don’t really start feeling better until 3pm the next day. And even then all you want to eat is something cozy to match your sweatpants and sloppy ponytail… I had a friend–who will remain … Continue reading

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Special Guest Post! Val’s Tabouleh Salad

Growing up in a (half) Moroccan family has its perks. The main one being food. I was raised eating an assortment of delicious Moroccan foods cooked by my grandmother, aunts and of course my Mom. Moroccan salads were a staple … Continue reading

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