Baking Banana Bread in Canada

I have an odd preference for unripe bananas. But even if you prefer your bananas to be ripe, I’m sure you sometimes end up with bananas that are too ripe. These can be saved in the freezer for banana bread. Here’s my recipe. Ingredients: 3 ripe bananas (mashed) 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour 1/2 […]

A Variety of Pad Thai Recipes

1) Easy, Totally Inauthentic Pad Thai Ingredients: 300g noodles 500g of tofu, chicken, pork, beef or shrimp 1 cup of chopped fresh vegetables (broccoli, carrots and onions) 2 tbsp of vegetable oil 4 tbsp of soy sauce In place of tamarind paste (1/4 cup packed dark-brown sugar, 1 Tbsp lime juice, 2 Tbsp rice vinegar) […]

Simple Tabbouleh

Parsley grows abundantly but there’s so few uses for it, I find. But do I ever love tabbouleh. Recipe: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small white onion (chopped) 1 large tomato (chopped) 1/2 cup lemon juice 1 cup burghul (cracked wheat), rinsed 1 cup fresh mint leaves (chopped) 3 cups fresh parsley (chopped)

Spicy Fajita Mix

Ingredients ¼ teaspoon of cayenne ¼ teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon of cumin 1 teaspoon of paprika (spicy, if possible) 1 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of pepper 1 tablespoon of chili powder (spicy) 3 tablespoons of olive oil Combination of several cups of meats and/or cut peppers and white onions Recipe Mix all together […]

Recipe: Spent Grain Granola

Recipe: 700ml of spent grain 100ml of oats 50ml of protein powder (hemp seed) 100ml of nuts 25ml of coconut oil 100ml of boiling water 200ml of honey Process: Mix dry ingredients Mix wet ingredients Bake until it meets your required texture. I like chewy granola so I baked it for an hour at 375. […]

Recipe: Bhajis (A Spinach-Onion Fritter with Spices)

I am not a fan of spinach’s taste or texture, but it’s a plentiful, healthy leafy green. Bhajis (basically Indian fritters), add a crunchy texture and a wonderful taste thanks for the spices. And they are surprisingly easy to make. Ingredients: 3 cups of chickpea flour 250 grams of chopped spinach A large, sliced onion […]

Simple Beer-Batter (for Onion Rings or Other Foods)

I brew a lot of beer. Far too much to drink by myself. I can only give so much of it away to friends and family. A great use has been to include it in beer batters. Ingredients Bottle of beer (13oz) 2 cups of all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons of salt 0.5 teaspoons of pepper Optional […]

Basil-Mozzarella-Tomato Hors d’Oeuvre

Basil-Mozzarella-Tomato Hors d’Oeuvre I find that the best way to eat healthy is through simplicity. Few snacks combine simplicity and deliciousness like this one. Prep Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, mozzarella cheese and balsamic vinegar Recipe: Slice the mozzarella and the tomato anywhere from half an inch to an inch thick. If […]

Why cook stir-fry?

Stir-fries seem like an obvious, simple meal, yet I rarely see people preparing them as a regular meal to substitute for takeout or a boring old sandwich. The following is praise for the wonderful simplicity of stir-frying. So why cook stir-fry more often? Ease: Stir-fries are very difficult to screw up. There is little need […]