Sometimes I crave a salad for lunch. When I do I make my “Whatever I have in my Fridge” with Hummus salad. It only takes 20 minutes to make, is flavourful & healthy, so you can have a burger for dinner if you feel like indulging.
I had a craving for something with curry today, but also didn’t feel like going out in the freezing rain to buy any new ingredients. Luckily, I had some left-over Lentils from my Tomato & White Bean Soup, some Cherry Tomatoes that were about to go bad & a bag of Long-Grained Brown Rice. After looking up a couple of recipes for inspiration – Curried Lentils & Coconut Curry Lentil Soup – I decided to make Vegetable Curry Soup with Rice.
Winter has officially come to Toronto. It is either raining or snowing or raining & snowing. All of which calls for a soup to warm you up after braving the winter weather.
One of my favourite soups to make is a hearty Tomato & White Bean Soup from the “100 Soups from 1 Easy Recipe” book I bought for $4.99 at Chapters. Klara bought it first & the soups were so delicious I had to have my own copy.
What do you make when you have a meat, some veggies & rice? A stir-fry of course! It is one of the simplest & delicious meals that you can throw together in under an hour. Just the other day I made a Pork & Veggie Stir-Fry out of the ingredients I had in my kitchen.
I do have a healthy supply of spices & the ingredients for a stir-fry sauce. If you do not, I would invest in at least some basic spices & you can use vegetable, beef or chicken stock for the sauce.
Breakfast in bed, summer BBQ’s, home cooked meals and fine dining. One theme of 2014 for me was the enjoyment of good food.
We love summer and the vegetable variety in our local markets.
Cooking at home can be boring, but if you are creative your summer meals can always be colourful and full of flavour.
For the evenings when you are short for time or patience try our simple, quick and easy recipe for a vegetable medley.
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Last month, Klara started experimenting with fruit smoothies for breakfast. I was slow on the up-take as I really enjoy my toast in the mornings & blender noise is not something that I enjoy in the morning. But, having indulged a bit this summer & being short of time in the mornings I decided to jump on the breakfast smoothie bandwagon.