This is a Sunday dish. It’s one of those things you put in the oven while you go about other things, and it slowly ramps up your awareness by filling your home with the most delicious aroma. When it’s finally ready, the turkey is so tender and the vegetables so perfect you wonder how a dish like this doesn’t require you to do more than just put everything in the same pot and let it be.
Believe it or not, the first time I tried guacamole was at a Mexican resort when I was already much too old to have been missing out on guacamole! It blew me away – so simple, and yet so flavourful! I’ve been making it myself ever since, and this particular version is my favourite.
So I was mulling over the fact that I miss falafel – despite being made with wheat flour and chickpeas, those little green patties are delicious! So that got me to thinking what I could use instead to create a flavourful approximation of the original. So I decided to turn to the big green flavourless cousin of the banana and the result is a truly spectacular emerald patty that rivals the original!
This chocolate mousse is good enough to have for breakfast. It’s good enough to have after you work out. Or before you work out. Or pretty much any day of the week that ends with a “y”. The reason? It’s made with delicious dark chocolate, luscious coconut milk, and is a knockout way to get your complete protein goodness on, because it’s made with pure gelatin – an excellent, undervalued source of protein.
This dish was the result of a trip to a French restaurant on the edge of Chinatown. Ever since our trip to Paris, where the best meal we had was in an Italian restaurant, I’ve always said that the best French food is Italian food.
Whenever it comes to overripe fruit, there will always be excuses: they were lying right next to the bananas… they were so beautiful at the store, how could I not buy an entire basket of them!? Regardless of the season or the type of fruit, this crumble is the excuse you’ve been looking for!
First, let’s talk about sharlotka. Technically, it’s a diminuitive term for something or someone named Charlotte. That’s just the way Russian suffix-ing works. But what is a Charlotte-ka, or sharlotka? It’s Eastern Europe’s version of apple pie.
This dip combines the delicious tangy taste of sun-dried tomatoes with rich, earthy olive oil, pungent garlic and fresh green herbs. Made with fresh pressed cottage cheese, it has the capacity to make raw veggies infinitely better, as well as liven up eggs during breakfast.