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Ethiopian Spiced Cabbage Recipe

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Let me tell you how I came to make this Ethiopian Spiced Cabbage Recipe.

This dish was a result of my fridge being pretty much empty. I had some cabbage, a few carrots, and not much else. Sad, I know.  Maybe I am exaggerating a little but believe me, it was pretty bad.

However I did manage to take this sad state of my fridge and turn it into something delicious. At first, I lacked inspiration. Stuck. Couldn’t come up with much. There is always a way though…

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Immune Boosting Garlic Soup

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Cold and flu season. Ugh. Many of us fall victim to it at some point or another. I have had a cold for the past week now, and it is the first time I have been sick since last November. I used to get sick several times a year, so this is quite an improvement.

I happened to come across this garlic soup recipe last week. I was not looking for a particular recipe to boost my immune system, but the timing couldn’t have been better. I found the recipe in Annemarie Colbin’s book Food and Healing. Food and Healing is probably my all time favourite book that I have read on nutrition. If you are interested in learning more about nutrition, this book is really interesting and informative.

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Jamie Oliver’s White Bean Crostini Recipe

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This White Bean Crostini recipe is one that I have been making for years. It’s a recipe that I make when I have guests for dinner, and it is always a home run! The recipe comes from one of the first cookbooks I ever owned, and still to this day it is one of my favourite cookbooks to look through. The book is Jamie’s Italy by Jamie Oliver.

I remember my parents buying this book for me for Christmas. I think I had seen the book at Chapters, and asked for it. Going to the bookstore to browse through cookbooks is something I still love doing to this day.

That was 2006. I only know that because my mom was smart enough to write it on the first page. This was when I was starting to really get into cooking. I was 22 then. Do the math and you will know how old I am.

Cooking is something I have always enjoyed. When I was young, I would sit in the kitchen, and watch my dad prepare meals, from curries to homemade pasta. I started preparing food for myself once I started high school, because I would get home from school and wanted to eat. I say preparing, because there wasn’t much cooking involved, as it was mostly frozen food, or ready made soups.

Over my teenage years I started to cook more and more, until I moved out at 18! By then I had developed a small passion for cooking, and was experimenting with different dishes.

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Vegan Basil Pesto Recipe

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Only my second recipe post since my return from Italy and guess what? Another Italian recipe. I didn’t really plan it like that, but you can’t really say it’s a coincidence. Not that making Italian recipes is something out of the ordinary for me.

(sigh) Italian food. Love it. Do you? What’s your favourite Italian dish?

Classic Italian basil pesto is made with parmesan cheese, but pesto can still be delicious without the cheese. Simply omit it. The combination of fresh basil, pine nuts, garlic, olive oil and salt is a wonderful one that doesn’t disappoint. Continue reading

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Appetizer Guaranteed to Please the Party: Tomato Basil Bruschetta


Undeniably delicious. Scrumptiously satisfying. Tantalizingly tasty. Straight up really good!

A few simple ingredients come together on a crispy piece of bread for a party in your mouth. A party that will keep the guests at your party coming back for more. This is one of the most crowd pleasing appetizers in my repertoire. My smoky black bean dip being another one vying for top spot.


Bruschetta is simply grilled bread rubbed with olive oil and garlic. Tomato basil is probably the most popular topping here in North America for bruschetta. Another one of my favourite toppings is mashed white beans with garlic and rosemary. So many possibilities!

I wonder what they do in Italy. I will have to investigate when I go there for the first time in a week! That’s right, I am going to Italy! Continue reading

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