Ratatouille

As far as French cuisine goes, my repertoire pretty much starts and ends with ratatouille. And the French would probably be upset with my version of it, as I’m not a purist… but I personally think it’s pretty darned yummy 🙂 Ratatouille is basically a chunky stew with tomato as its base, usually featuring onions, … Continue reading Ratatouille

Curry risotto

I’m not sure if curry risotto is a socially acceptable concoction, but I just got a craving for it out of the blue one day, and came up with a dish that was more than just passable – it made me giggle with delight. While it sounds totally gross, it’s worthy of being labelled a … Continue reading Curry risotto

Lemon-pepper spiced potatoes and kale with chickpeas

Indian food is sometimes surprisingly mild and comfort-foody, and this heartwarming lemony peppery loveliness really hits the spot. The combination of tangy lemon, spicy black pepper, creamy coconut, and traditional curry spices rounds out the flavour of this dish that’s also a barrage of textures, with tender potatoes, firm chickpeas, and crispy kale. I came … Continue reading Lemon-pepper spiced potatoes and kale with chickpeas

Spiced lentil rice

I came up with this dish when I wanted something to accompany Lebanese cauliflower, and didn’t feel like making flatbread. What emerged was a no-less complex recipe, but one that really sets off the slightly bitter moreishness of tahini cauliflower with a burst of fragrant flavour. My spiced lentil rice takes quite a bit of … Continue reading Spiced lentil rice