Spiced Maple-Roasted Squash & Halloom (Halloumi) Salad

Halloumi cheese (also known as Halloom) is one of my go-to cheeses for warm salads and sandwiches. I love that it is firm enough to hold its shape on the grill,…

Poriyal: South Indian Coconut Stir Fry

Green Bean Poriyal (Indian coconut stir fry) – www.foodess.com Poriyal, also known as thoran, is a South Indian coconut stir fry made with green beans or other veggies.  It is…

Strawberry Caprese Salad

Summer, in my heart and in my kitchen, is all about the produce – especially the amazing, juicy, peak-season fruit. For me, summer truly starts the moment the first local…

Indian Cucumber-Yogurt Salad

Ok, vacation mode hasn’t really ended. I got back from Hawaii last week, and found myself totally swamped. So I worked my tail off all week, but then my sister…

No-Knead Cheesy Garlic Bread Fingers

When my mom was visiting us a couple of months ago, she filled our freezer with her homemade spaghetti sauce. We sadly finished the last freezer bag this week, but…

“Unstuffed” Herb and Apple Turkey Stuffing

My favourite way to cook turkey stuffing is outside of the bird – hence “unstuffed”. Why? Mostly for food safety – in order for the dressing to reach a safe…

Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Onions

If I’m the one preparing an entire holiday meal, I really limit the number of fancy, time-consuming side dishes. Entertaining is supposed to be about the people, and I like…

Crispy Baked Butternut Squash Fries

Ok, folks, I’m admitting to you that an entire butternut squash was just hoovered between me and a 17-month-old. Because this is a safe place and I know you won’t…

Grilled Panzanella (Tomato & Bread Salad)

SEPTEMBER! How the?! See, my little guy was ill for a couple weeks in August, first with some baby virus (roseola, curious moms), with strep throat hot on its heels…

Mexic-Indian Corn

Fresh, juicy corn on the cob is one of my favourite summertime treasures. For the entire month of August, we feast on those golden ears at least three times a…
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