Lovely Bunch of Coconut Rice

This might be my new favourite way of making rice. I made it on Saturday and what wasn’t demolished that night was eaten by the Mascot on Sunday. On Monday, he asked me to make it again. And this is a kid who would’ve gagged at the mere suggestion of coconut a week ago. It’s…

Easy Quinoa

And when I say “easy”, I mean EASY. Like, easier than the usual way of cooking quinoa, which is already pretty easy. Step 1: measure one part quinoa to two parts water in a rice cooker, put the lid on and push the button. That’s it. When the rice cooker shuts off, you will have…

Maple-thyme Squash

After a few unseasonably warm days here in Winnipeg, we have been plunged back into cold (read: normal) temps. Instead of complaining, I took the opportunity to crank up the oven and make use of the acorn squash that has been taking up room in the fruit basket* on our kitchen sideboard. Cut the ends…

(Cauli)flower Power

Let’s say we were hanging out at the coffee shop or used bookstore and you turned to me and innocently asked, “Rebecca, what’s your favourite vegetable?” I honestly don’t think that I could come up with an answer for you. It would be like choosing between my children. That is, if I had bothered to…

Dynamite Panko Tots

Sometimes, when I am in the kitchen, I find myself channeling famous (and not-so-famous) chefs. I don’t think I have ever made a Cajun recipe without exclaiming “Bam!” at some point, and I’ve yet to make a pot of mussels without asking myself “What would Chef Alex do?” (The answer, btw, is invariably “bacon”.) Last…

Panko-breaded Squash

The one thing that I failed to mention in yesterday’s post about my wonderful winter squash was the sheer volume of (for lack of a better word) flesh that the darn thing yielded. Not only did I get a big pot of soup and two days’ worth of roasted/mashed squash, I also got a huge…

Chili-Lime-Agave Sweet Potato Fries

This is so easy that it’s almost embarrassing. Ok, no…buying ready-cut sweet potatoes would have been easier, so I guess I did make some effort. Come to think of it, though, I spent more time trying to figure out the difference between a sweet potato and a yam than I did getting this in the…

Green Beans with Tomato and Eggplant

I went a little overboard with the veggie shopping this week; as a result, all of the meals that I made consisted of veggies with a side of veggies. Not that I’m complaining, though! Monday The main: braised cauliflower with tomatoes and basil. The cauliflower was braised with garlic, onion, fennel seeds, fresh tomatoes, and…

Baba Ganoush for One

I can’t even say the words “Baba Ganoush” without thinking of Dana Carvey mocking Dennis Miller on Weekend Update. So, you’ll understand why I giggle every single time I think of this addictive Middle Eastern dish. It’s not that eggplants aren’t amusing enough (and they so are…especially the exploding ones), but the SNL sketch was…