A Dish For All Seasons: Spice Chickpea Curry


I realize that this curry, relying as it does on pantry staples, seems a little odd for the time of year. It’s hearty and filling and doesn’t require any fresh produce at all, nor half the attention I lavish on other dishes during these warmer months. What can I say, though? Sometimes I find myself […]

A Fresh Formula to Nigel Slaters Root Vegetable Korma


You know how, when you live with someone, you end up having very specific formulas for takeout? Perhaps it’s just human nature to fall into patterns; when I lived with my best friend in Toronto, we had our take out sushi routine down to a two-minute art. (One edamame, one California roll, one Spider roll, […]

To Come Home to: Squash and Chickpea Curry with Naan


There’s something about traveling that makes your own habits, culinary or otherwise, glaringly obvious. It’s only when you’re taken out of your day-to-day routine that odd quirks, individual preferences and (at times) OCD tendencies come to light. Take my recent trip home, for instance. It was wonderful not to worry about cooking for a spell, […]

Fiddle dee dee: Coconut-Braised Sprouts with Cannellini Beans


Are you a fiddler? Because I definitely am. No, I’m not coming clean about my ADD or professing some kind of musical gift, rather I’m talking about recipe fiddling. That insatiable urge to tamper, alter or tweak a new recipe into submission before you’ve even got a chance to know each other. I hear that […]

No Compromising: Roasted and Spiced Chickpeas and Sweet Potatoes


Last night, Andrew and I went out for drinks and food with a friend who’d recently moved back to London. Because I like cooking and am pretty good at it (and yes, am somewhat of a cheapskate), we don’t go out for food too often. Restaurant meals can easily lead to a conversation like Oh, […]

A Leftover Experience: Whole Lentil Curry


My cookbook review blog Kitchlit has been sorely neglected these past six months. While I love writing reviews, they do take an inordinate amount of time and energy to complete to any good standard. I’m hoping to get back on top of things in the Fall, but in the meantime, I’m feeling a little guilty […]

Lovely for Lunch: Spicy Cauliflower and Chickpea Stew


See those leftovers? That was last nights dinner and today’s lunch. Some meals are just like that; as soon as you put down your fork after the first go-round, you’re already looking forward to the leftovers. I admit to making certain things for dinner just because I love the leftovers so much- bizarre, no? I […]