January 26, 2015

Quick Cucumber Pickles

English Cucumbers

These pickles make a super fast side dish or condiment to all sorts of dishes, but go particularly well with Asian foods. I like to flavor these with a little fresh ginger and a couple of drops of toasted sesame oil, but they are just as good plain. Toss a handful across some noodles or fried rice … [Read more...]

Mushroom Almond Pate


This amazing Mushroom Almond Pate is a vegetarian answer to the rich flavors and textures of liver-based pate. The depth of flavor and richness of this spread belies it's vegetarian (or vegan) roots. This is a great alternative to the more common party offerings such as onion dip and cheese balls or … [Read more...]

Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce

eggs tomato sauce

Eggs poached in tomato sauce is one of those really delicious dishes that you can tell came about at some point because someone was both creative and faced with leftovers that needed using up. However it originally came about, it's a delicious combination that makes for a super easy meal any time of … [Read more...]

Baked Kale Chips

kale chips

This method of cooking kale is my new favorite. Kale chips made by baking the leaves with a little olive oil and salt results in an almost potato-chip like treat that is genuinely good for you. You can season them with whatever spices you like or keep them simple and plain. There is no easier way to … [Read more...]

Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer

I adore Indian food. I don't cook much of it at home, as even I am intimidated by the ingredients lists sometimes and the time involved so most of the time I'll just enjoy it in a restaurant. I've overcome the fear to learn how to make one of the simplest and in my opinion, tastiest, dishes--Palak … [Read more...]