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Presentation time: Squash Boats with Quinoa Salad

I don’t do a lot of “presentation” with my cooking. In a lot of ways, that’s not really like me; as an art-school girl who went from fashion to photography to interior design, I’m big into aesthetics. But I prefer to rely on a pretty bowl or the natural vibrance of my ingredients to add interest to my meals. I guess I’m just lazy. Read more…

On bad luck and good lunches: Quinoa Squash Salad

The moral of today’s story is: always check your mail as soon as you receive it. While this probably isn’t particularly helpful advice in the case of say, bills or junk mail (because who wants to open those in a hurry?), I certainly wish that I’d followed it last week. Read more…

The gift that keeps giving: My Favourite Rice Salad

Favourite Rice Salad

One of my Mum’s quirkiest habits is her tendency to want to provide for my sister and me, usually just before we’re about to part ways. Let’s be clear: when I say provide, I mean give us stuff, usually random things that we neither want nor ask for. Read more…

An Affair to Remember: Lentil and Spinach Salad with Pan-fried Asparagus, Paneer and Coriander Dressing

Lentil and Spinach Salad with Pan-fried Asparagus, Paneer and Coriander Dressing

Much is made in the UK of curry being our national dish. Open the menu at any local pub, scan the contents page of a British food magazine, or switch on Saturday Kitchen and you’ll soon get the idea: we’re one curry-lovin’ nation. For my own part, I definitely eat more Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi-inspired foods than I did when I lived in Canada. In fact, good Indian food is one of the few things I miss sorely whenever I’m back home for an extended period of time. (When I’m here I miss Thai and Japanese foods- go figure.) Read more…

For haters: Chickpea and Feta Salad

Chickpea and Feta Salad

You know, it’s funny. For most of my life thus far, I’ve professed to be a hater of salads. I know, it’s difficult to imagine hating something as innocuous and unassuming as a salad. It wasn’t a passionate hatred; I’ve always happily munched of lettuce and veg (no dressing, please) after dinner with the rest of my family. But as something to spend time making? As something to get excited about? As something to actually pay for in a restaurant? Please, I had better things to eat. Read more…

A friendly tip: Baked Feta over Spinach and Farro Salad

baked feta over spinach and farro salad

The last time I made Baked Feta, my friend Larissa left a suggestion in my comments box: turn the entire ramekin of cheesy, tomato-y goodness out onto a bed of leaves. Not only did this idea sound like a fabulous way to spice up a salad, but it came from The Sainted Larissa, so I knew it had to be good. Read more…

A big bowl of delicious: Lentil, Onion and Goat’s Cheese Salad

lentil salad

I’ve got a question: is it possible for something to be your “favourite” if you’ve only had it once? I mean, the word favourite generally implies a lengthy relationship, doesn’t it? If it is possible, though, I’ll say this: this is my favourite lentil salad. Favourite despite the fact that I’ve only just made it for the first time, and probably don’t have that many other lentil salads to compare it to. What I mean is: this is really, really good. Read more…

A perfect fallback meal: Pasta, Bean and Tuna Salad

pasta, bean and tuna salad

Some of you might be wondering what I’ve been up to lately. Or more importantly, what all that produce in Sunday’s post has been up to. The sad truth is: not a whole lot. I can’t bring myself to feel too bad about it, though. My friend Fiona (she of the shared cheesecake love) is visiting in London for a few days, and I’ve been showing her the town. We’ve been window shopping in Covent Garden, museum hopping in Trafalgar Square, and tomorrow we’ve got a day of antiquing at Portobello market planned. Read more…

(Definitely not) for the birds: Spicy Broccoli Salad

broccoli salad

What’s the worst possible thing you could find in your kitchen? If you’re like me, your answer will probably be “a mouse”. I have a dehabilitating fear of the disgusting little things, and would probably rather deal with any number of bug infestations than see one scurrying around in my favourite room. Two days ago, though, I found myself face-to-face with something far worse. Read more…