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Mixin’ it up: Risotto-stuffed Portobello mushrooms

I’ve often spoken about leftovers before, and how they tend to be the bane of my existence. I’m not really one for scaling back recipes (didn’t I leave math behind in high school?), and since I work from home on most days, I like to have lunch options that require little time and even less thought. Read more…

Good Canadian: Pumpkin, Feta and Chive Scones

I take my role as Canadian expat pretty seriously, and I’m not half bad at it. I’ve resisted the mid-Atlantic accent, retaining at least 90% of my Canuck twang, I can name more than ten NHL players off the top of my head, and at least half of the music on my ipod is Canadian (hey, I’m living proof that cancon works). But when it comes to Canadian Thanksgiving, I’m a dismal failure. Some of my expat friends throw elaborate dinners on this holiday, complete with roast turkey, pumpkin pie and horn-o-plenty table decorations. Me? I didn’t even taste a pumpkin pie until two years ago (oh, what I was missing) and I completely forgot about this past weekend’s celebration until Sunday afternoon. Read more…

New places, new friends, new tastes: Lunch on the Amalfi Coast

When on holiday, I tend not to place too much emphasis on lunch. After stuffing myself at breakfast and looking forward to an indulgent dinner, I’m more than likely to keep this meal simple. A slice of takeaway pizza or a slice of focaccia by the beach is all I really need. There are always exceptions, but the important thing is that the middle of the day, when on holiday, is for exploring. Read more…

Ladies who lunch (and blog about it): Chickpea Sauté with Greek Yogurt Sauce

Chickpea Sauté with Greek Yogurt Sauce

Apologies for the crickets around here lately; I’ve been busy with some other stuff that’s left cooking (not to mention blogging about cooking) a little low on my priority list. Actually, that’s only half the reason. The other cause of my cooking hiatus is the sweltering, mind-numbing, near dehabilitating heat that’s settled over London in the last few weeks. Read more…

Formula for lunch: Legume salad

bean salad

As might be becoming clear by now, I love a (non-green) salad. Quick to make, versatile and infinitely portable, legume salads are among my favourite. The butter bean version pictured here was yesterday’s lunch, made from leftover cooked beans and gussied up with herbs and cheese. While putting it together, I realized that my salads tend to follow a very specific formula, one that allows for infinite variations on the theme. Read more…