Author Archives: theopinionatedtraveler

Edamame Kale and Black Sesame Summer Salad

This fresh and tasty salad is super addictive, dead easy and is an impressive side dish for any Japanese themed dinner–planning a DIY sushi night? Make this too.   What you’ll need: 1 cup (or more) of frozen edamame beans (they’re not … Continue reading

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Revolution Superfood Salad

It might have a long ingredient list, but don’t hate–just go with it. I promise, this salad will make all your dreams come true. What you’ll need: I few handfuls of rocket (or other leaves — watercress etc) A few … Continue reading

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Vegan Courgette and Edamame Soup

With toasted sweet chilli pumpkin seeds! Here is a recipe for a terribly healthy soup that is also so delicious that you won’t even realise how good for you it is. The beautiful green colour is perfect for springtime and … Continue reading

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Roasted Aubergine with Chermoula and Couscous Salad

This dish is the ultimate side-dish for any meal with Mediterranean vibe. It practically screams “serve me with fish!”. I also think this works wonderfully as a lunch; the meaty and spicy aubergine, the fresh salad and cool yogurt work … Continue reading

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Your Guide to Homemade Street Tacos

I’ve been getting some requests to post the recipe for my Roasted Sriracha Cauliflower Tacos. I wasn’t originally going to write up a recipe because to me,  the at-home-street-taco-supper-time experience is a personal, creative and unique experience. It’s different for … Continue reading

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Roasted Mushroom Soup with Thyme and Black Garlic

  This is the perfect soup recipe for this time of year. It’s rich and comforting which is desired during this atrocious weather. It’s also healthy for everyone who’s trying to stay on track for at least two weeks of … Continue reading

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Roasted Saffron Cauliflower

Now that I have Plenty More, Ottolenghi’s newest masterpiece, I’ve found myself getting reacquainted with Plenty, the equally inspiring prequel to this Vegetarian Bible.  I’m always intrigued by the array of other ingredients Ottolenghi uses to compliment the cauliflower. I’m fixated on roasted … Continue reading

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Aubergine with Black Garlic and Herbs

Here’s a recipe from Ottolenghi’s new cookbook Plenty More. It’s exquisite. Don’t get intimidated by the ingredients list. Just go with it. Trust me.   As usual, the recipe is modified to be a bit easier and not so detail … Continue reading

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Chilli and Turmeric Chicken Noodle Soup

With cold season upon us, I think it’s really important to have a go-to recipe for those damp and chilly days when you’re not feeling too good. This recipe combines loads of cold fighting ingredients–ginger, garlic and the bacteria fighting super … Continue reading

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My Homage to Poha

Poha and I have had a long and intense relationship. I first tried poha the summer of 2007 (aka the summer I lived through 50° weather) in Bhopal, India, living at the Sambhavna Trust Clinic.  The Clinic canteen served the … Continue reading

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