I was introduced to Couscous many years ago and love the ease of it’s preparation.Couscous are granules of durum wheat. It comes in various sizes and is popular in North Africa and the Middle East. It is cooked by soaking in hot water to rehydrate. This recipe is a spiced and flavorful version with paprika, cumin, tomato paste, sumac, pomegranate molasses and fresh parsley and mint and cucumber and tomatoes and red peppers. It is finished with crumbled feta cheese.
In the summertime, we host a lot of BBQ’s and impromptu get togethers and I always lean towards this recipe to serve with my latest recipe off the grill. It screams summer and freshness!
I’ve made a leg of lamb many times before, but when I learned how to make this at a course at George Brown Culinary, I fell in love with the simplicity of this recipe. Although cooking with a bone in has great advantages, a boneless roast can be stuffed, cooked and sliced to an elegant perfection.
I recently flew from Mumbai to Dubai on Emirates Airlines and I was served this delicious Mushroom and Chickpea curry. I researched it when I returned home and learned that it is also known as Dhingri Chole. I loved the earthy taste and the combination of mushroom and chickpeas. Once back I developed this recipe till I got the taste ‘just right’ and now I’m ready to share it with you.
This curry can be rather spicy, you can tone this down by adding less chillies and chilli powder. In my opinion it’s stellar taste comes from the fact that I ground my garam masala fresh, it really makes a huge difference. Making your fresh Garam Masala spice is super easy, click here to watch step by step instructions.
Whenever I’m at a Chinese restaurant, it’s always a toss up between ordering a Hot & Sour or a Sweet Corn Crab or Chicken soup. If we can’t decide, we always order both and share it. If I’m making this at home, this soup will win hands down since it’s much easier to make and uses mostly pantry staples so I can whip it together for the family in no time.
My mom has been making this for years and I followed suit, in fact I didn’t even realize that I needed to write down the recipe till I needed to add this recipe to my channel.My personal fave is Crab, but you can easily make this with chicken or even leave it as is for a veggie option.
Thai food has always fascinated me and since I have taken a 40 day oath to be vegetarian, this recipe seemed to be the perfect option to get all my veggies packed in some super outstanding flavours. The key to this is using a great Red curry paste, I always make my own and they almost always contain fish sauce and a crab or shrimp paste. To make a pure vegetarian version, leave out the fish sauce and crab paste and subtitle it with a soy pean paste for that umami element.
I’ve used about a cup of seasonal veggies – I’m lucky as where I live even if something is not in season, it is imported from all over the world for us to enjoy.
Get your family to eat all their veggies by preparing this simple and delicious meal. Peppers, Mushrooms, Bok Choy, Broccoli and Sugar Snap peas are sauteed in my homemade red curry paste and then finished off with coconut milk.
Who doesn’t love Lasagna? This recipe comes all the way over from Vancouver Island from my good friend Lyndsay Wells the Kitchen Witch. I’ve never met Lyndsay face to face, however I feel like we are soul sisters. We have so much in common from appearing on the same TV show Recipe to Riches, to running our own blogs and YouTube channels. We both have full time jobs are are driven by our passion for food to make videos and recipes so everyone can enjoy!
Late last year Lyndsay and I decided to do our first YouTube collab together and decided to schedule somewhere in Feb. The plan was to swap recipes and see how we made out. I scanned Lyndsay’s channel and boy does she have a LOT of recipes. There was one that caught my eye almost immediately and that is the recipe I am going to share today – Rosemary Chicken Lasagna with Mushrooms, Kale and Spinach. It’s Lasagna without a hint of tomato sauce and swaddled with cheese – to die for. Here is the recipe!
If you love Mushrooms, you will love how they taste smothered in a spicy Butter Masala. Very similar to Butter Chicken, this vegetarian version uses juicy Mushrooms instead. This Lent, I am Vegetarian and I have to admit that I haven’t been eating as many veggies as I should have. This period of 40 days each year forces me to take a good look at creating new and interesting ways to eat veggies. Lucky for me, Mushrooms are vegetables. I simply adore Mushrooms and can eat them anytime.
This Butter Mushroom Masala is rich and creamy and a real treat to your senses. Pair it with some rice or rotis and you have one satisfying meal.
If you love Mushrooms, you will love how they taste smothered in a spicy Butter Masala. Very similar to Butter Chicken, this vegetarian version uses juicy Mushrooms instead. This Lent, I am Vegetarian and I have to admit that I haven't been eating as many veggies as I should have. This period of 40 days each year forces me to take a good look at creating new and interesting ways to eat veggies. Lucky for me, Mushrooms are vegetables. I simply adore Mushrooms and can eat them anytime.
1 lb Mushrooms
1 sliced Onion
2 green Chillies
2 tbsps fresh and chopped Coriander
2 – 3 tbsps of Butter
1 tsp each Ginger and Garlic paste
1 tsp each Chilli powder, Turmeric and Cumin powder
1 tbsp Pavbhaji masala
1 cup pureed Tomato
4 tbsps of Tomato paste
Salt to taste
1 tsp dried Fenugreek leaves or Kasuri methi
1/2 cup of heavy Cream
1 cup Water
In a sauté pan, heat up some oil and sauté one sliced onion and 2 green chillies together with 2 tbsps of fresh and chopped coriander
Remove this and keep it aside
In the same pan add 2 – 3 tbsps of butter and sauté the mushrooms
Add 1 tsp each ginger and garlic paste. 1 tsp each chilli powder, Turmeric and Cumin powder and mix well. Also add 1 tbsp of pavbhaji masala.
Add one cup pureed tomato and about 4 tbsps of tomato paste
Add salt, return the onions and coriander to the pot and mix well
Add a cup of water, cover and cook for a few minutes till the flavours of the different ingredients in the masala fuse together
Once everything has blended together, taste for salt, add a tsp of dried fenugreek leaves or kasuri methi and finish off with 1/2 cup of heavy cream