Emergency Tomato Achaar! (Nepali Spicy Tomato Sauce)

Tomato Achaar is a spicy tomato sauce that adds “swaad” to each dish. “Swaad,” I suppose, is equivalent to “umami” or adding serious flavour to a dish. We add it to many things, but I personally think it tastes best with Momo’s, otherwise known as Nepali steamed gyoza (either Turkey or Vegetarian). The other day…

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Quick Buttery Pasta {Recipe}

Today was a day where I didn’t want to cook, but had no choice. Therefore I wanted to make a tasty meal requiring the least amount of effort. I opted to purchase a few pre-made goodies, which helped dinner for 5 come along within 30 minutes. DINNER: 1 large roast chicken 2 garlic bread baguettes Cream…

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Aloo Ko Achaar (Nepali Spicy Potatoes)

One of my favourite recipes is my Mom’s famous spicy potato dish. Any time someone asks for my Mom to make something, they always ask her to make this and her famously spicy achaar. Ah, my mouth is just watering thinking about it! INGREDIENTS: 750g small potatoes 1 tbsp salt 1/3 cup lemon juice 3/4…

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Vegetarian Creamy Pasta (Vivera Veggie Mince)

Here is my lovely creamy bow tie (farfalle) pasta! Doesn’t it look delicious? Well here’s the kicker – it’s completely meat free. But doesn’t it look so much like a non-veg dish? I’ve been eating a lot more vegetarian food lately and found myself stepping away from meat. That’s when I found some meat substitutions…

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How to Create a Colourful Veggie Platter {Recipe}

I created this fun platter for a family gathering. What’s the best way to do start making your own? Pick a platter, count how many areas there are for placing food items, and pick out some colourful, yummy goodies that everybody likes. In this case, I picked out tortilla chips, beetroot, baby plum tomatoes, cucumber,…

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Organic Dutch Oven Baked Bread {Recipe}

I’ve been really excited about my latest baking expedition, which is of baking bread in a Dutch Oven, or a cast iron pot. A Dutch Oven is a covered earthenware or cast-iron container for cooking casseroles. I have two of these and I had no idea how easy baking bread could be until I tried…

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Delicious Greek Yoghurt Spinach Dip! {Recipe}

If you’re an American, you know spinach dip is a party classic. It’s easy to make, available ready-made for purchase at almost any grocery store, and it’s always the first to disappear off the table! We Californian’s generally like to serve it in a sourdough bread bowl with more bread on the side for dipping,…

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Wild Mushroom & Okra Stir-Fry {Recipe}

So my Mother-In-Law and I were combing through our fridge one night while looking for veggies to combine in a dish for our dinner. We ended up making this delicious dish with okra and wild mushrooms. I definitely did NOT expect it to taste this good, but wow, did this simple dish really make our…

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Porcini Mushroom and Cavolo Nero Linguini {Recipe}

This bowl of deliciousness is actually a pasta I randomly made out of necessity for lunch one day. It was the day before we went for our weekly shop, and the fridge was looking sparce. I was out of most things except for a bit of cavolo nero (black kale) and leftover raw red bell…

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