Posts tagged ‘garlic’

Soba noodle salad with a lime, garlic and scallion sauce

Hello my lovely readers! 

So sorry for being away from the blog for a while. It’s been one of those weeks where nothing gets done as planned. Anyhow, I made a cold soba noodle salad with a lime, garlic and scallion sauce and thought it would be perfect to share with you since I haven’t posted a main dish in a really, really long time! Enjoy!

 

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Garlicky dry chutney with coconut and Savina habaneros

September 1, 2012Appetizers, Recipes
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Hello my lovely readers! 

Do you remember the post I did a few weeks ago on my love of chili/chile peppers ? Well, I got a message from Melissa’s Produce the other day after they read that post and they asked me if I wanted to try the Savina habanero pepper. It happens to be the second hottest chile pepper in the world! It just came into season and I would be one of the first ones to lay my hands on it. Of course I said yes! I’m always looking for a challenge and what’s more of a challenge than trying out an extremely hot pepper? Caution: gloves required..these babies are HOT!

 

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Tuna cakes made with Creole flavours

Today’s Beauty Eats recipe is about healthy food that’s also bursting with flavour. If you’re a new reader, you might be wondering what the Beauty Eats series is all about. The image on the left sums it up perfectly – it’s all about eating skin-friendly ingredients in delicious ways. You can view more recipes from this series here.

You know those days when you have no idea what to make for lunch or dinner because you don’t have enough ingredients at home? Like the day before you end up going to the grocery store? Well, today was one of those days for me. I was planning on heading out to the market, but the weather had other plans. So, there I was staring at my pantry and wondering what I could do with a few cans of tuna and a head of lettuce in the fridge. And then it dawned upon me – tuna cakes! Mini tuna cakes to be precise…since they are definitely cuter! Read on for the recipe and see what Connie from the Beauty Nerd has to say about this dish.

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Beauty Eats-Roasted carrot and cauliflower soup

January can be a rather dull month since the holiday festivities are over and it’s the dead of winter. The best way to brighten things up on a cold, dreary day is with some colourful comfort food. Personally, I love the thought of warming up with some vegetable soup on a weeknight since it doesn’t require much work and you’ll get a few servings of veggies too. We all know how hard that is! This bright orange soup is made with roasted carrots and cauliflower, but since plain vegetable soup can get a little boring sometimes, I took some inspiration from the East. The soup also includes fresh ginger and coconut milk! How’s that for some fusion food?  And to top it off, this soup is chock full of skin-friendly ingredients.

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Grilled chicken wrap with lemon-garlic sauce

Happy Monday! I know, Mondays aren’t usually “happy”, but there are always way to make them better. Eating something you’ve been craving is definitely one of them!

I’ve been craving shawarmas for a while now, but I don’t have all the ingredients nor a meat spit to make an authentic one at home. But you know that doesn’t stop me! Why bother getting takeout, when you can make something at home quicker? This grilled chicken wrap is inspired by the Middle Eastern shawarma and frankly – it tastes pretty darn good. It’s got a nice kick from the fresh garlic and chilli and the lemon zest adds unbelievable freshness.  Plus it’s a heart-healthy dish for those of you who are trying to stick to your new year’s resolutions!

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