Umami defined, from cookthink.com: The tastes of sweet, salty, bitter and sour are familiar, but there is a fifth taste we can perceive with our tongue. Called umami, its taste has been described as rounded, rich and savoury. Of the five tastes, umami (a Japanese-coined name) is our favourite to think […]
There are times when you come across a recipe idea that’s so awesome, it grabs your imagination and you just have to run with it. Have to! That was the case with this adaptation of I wish it were spring rolls from Halifax blogger I Say Nomato which did indeed grab my interest […]
The humble chickpea. Loved by some, overlooked by others, feared by a few. Inexpensive, versatile and loaded with nutrition, you’d be hard pressed to find many other ingredients that deliver such a big, bang for a buck. These 3 recipes will show you just how easy it is to include these […]
There’s an infinite number of recipes for carrot soup, a fitting tribute for this most common, versatile root vegetable. Some of my favourites include carrot coriander soup or the more exotic roasted carrot soup with dukkah spice & yogurt. Dress it up or dress it down, the carrot, and soups made from it, […]
There are as many recipes for hummus as there are ways to spell it, and it’s presence in shops everywhere is now the norm. Being über healthy, easy to make and excellent to have stashed in the fridge, I keep tinkering with the recipe. Go figure~ This very tasty version uses […]
When craving a burger but trying to eat less meat, a veggie burger that’s hearty and satisfying is just what you need. This recipe for Bean & Lentil Veggie Burgers is packed with good things including beans, lentils & oats, and is quick and easy to put together.
Eat veg at breakfast…? Absolutely, with this easy dish featuring fresh asparagus and eggs! Remember, green = good, and even if you cook for just one, eating fresh and well is possible.
Much like cooking with wine, cooking with beer adds wonderful flavour, and the bold taste of Guinness stout is my top choice in the kitchen! Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, or any day you’re feeling Irish, this easy recipe for Guinness Braised Bangers with Onion Gravy is sure to be loved, and […]
A recent craving for chicken soup brought back delicious memories of the version my Mom made, wholesome, so full of fantastic flavour, comfort by the spoonful. Having recently extolled on the virtues of knowing how to roast chicken I’m now thinking that making a good homemade chicken soup should be added […]