Easy Green Lentil Curry

Green lentils hit the spot.  They cook quickly, are inexpensive, they don’t need to be presoaked, and they are rich in iron, protein, and fibre. As you can see, despite their name, and the slight pale green hue they have when raw, they cook up to a reassuring dinnertime brown. This recipe is quick, simple, and…

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

I love potatoes.  I love crispy.  I love simple. This recipe is cheater’s route roasted potatoes,a a sorta healthy-ish version of french fries.  If you’re like me, baked versions of usually fried foods is cause for skepticism.  Don’t doubt.  Give them a try. The concept is simple: boil potatoes, oil potatoes, roast potatoes.  As usual,…

Turnips: the unsung garden hero

I love summer. All winter, I scowl at the paltry selection of flaccid grocery store root vegetables, exhausted by their long journeys from China or Mexico and collapsed on the shelf in a jumbled heap.  In summer, when fresh veggies are in season and our garden is at its best, I bask in the pleasure…

Chickpea Fava Tofu

One of the humbling things about Google is its ability to remind you that there is truly nothing new under the sun.  Take me and my mind-blowing musings on tofu. Backtrack a little bit to a reflection on the magical world of legumes.  Along with your run of the mill kidney, navy, black, and garbanzo…

Never too old…

You’re never too old for a new perspective.  Take me and radishes. I’ve always been emotionally neutral about radishes.  I think you can guess why. As a child, they felt like a trick.  Bright pink, juicy and crisp, quickly giving way to an irritating pungeny and quickfading, heat.  And despite looking like delicious, misshapen fairy…