Easter Beef Roulade

Every Easter it is a Greek tradition to eat lamb and usually roasted on a spit. Those who have a large number lamb eaters in the family and have the space to roast a whole lamb on the soulva partake in the tradition. Those families that are an anomaly will roast a portion of a…

Coconut Cashew Chicken

The other day, I created a new condiment that I totally love. On Sunday, I created a pesto made of cilantro and cashews out of the necessity to consume the cilantro that I forgot in the crisper. Before it was inedible I rescued it from certain ruin and blended the fragrant herb with garlic, lemon…

Homestyle Ramon

Every year around this time I become nostalgic for my life in Japan. Several years ago now I had the rare opportunity to teach and live in Takamatsu, Japan. While I was there living in this island country I tried to embrace everything Japanese. I took Japanese lessons at the community centre every Wednesday. I…

Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken Every now and then I like to try my hand at a cuisine that is foreign to me such as Indian food. I love the combination of spices that go into a masala mix and the creaminess of many dishes. When I go to an Indian Restaurant one of my go to menu items…

Indian Inspired Lentils

Indian Inspired Lentils Lentils are the most versatile legumes. Almost every culture has their own variation on how to prepare lentils. Other people make them into a soup, some make them so that they have a thicker consistency to be paired with rice and some make a refreshing salad. However you decide to prepare these…

Adzuki Bean Soup

Adzuki Bean Soup This is by far the easiest soup I have ever made. Although, soaking of the beans takes a good 6 to 8 hours, the rest of the process is dead simple. Adzuki Bean Soup is a nice change from Lentil Soup or the traditional Fasolada (Navy Bean Soup) most Greek love. Not…

Curried Lentils and Kale Stew

  Now that September is in high gear with back to school and the weather changing, I have the perfect stew for you and your family to enjoy on a crisp September night. In the GTA we have been experiencing a beautiful Indian Summer however according to the weather forecast the temperature is going to…