15 Minute Coconut Noodle Curry

April 2, 2017
15 Minute Coconut Noodle Curry
15 Minute Coconut Noodle Curry

You only lose what you cling to.Buddha
Well, I have to ask, how the heck did THAT happen? I don’t think there has been a time since I started posting here that I’ve gone more than a month without sharing a recipe, or a few words, let alone two whole months and counting. Truth be told, a few months back I consulted an expert on how to potentially address increasing virtual slowness with the way my website loads (if you visit often you may have noticed my site isn’t exactly the quickest), and what came back were some less than motivating diagnostics, and a prescription that frankly overwhelmed me a little.
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Roasted Rainbow Carrots & Wheat Berry Salad




Change yourself – you are in control.Ghandi
This is another beautiful salad that is easy to piece together with the eye candy courtesy of beautiful wheat berries and a bag of gorgeous roasted rainbow carrots. This dish is proof that having a favourite vinaigrette on hand can easily inspire an entire new salad or dish, like this one. I love these rainbow carrots in the winter (these do not come in my winter CSA box!), as the colours alone are enough to cheer me up. Read More

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Moroccan Beets & Brussels Sprouts

Moroccan Beets & Brussels Sprouts
Moroccan Beets & Brussels Sprouts

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.Ghandi
This recipe is one that I will make again and again, and truthfully I cannot believe I haven’t thought to combine these two vegetable favourites together before now! Roasted Brussels sprouts are a staple in this house, and I’m aways looking for more creative ways to showcase beets, especially since I started receiving my winter CSA veggie box from a local organic farm called Crisp Organics.
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Roasted Carrots & Zucchini with Everyday Dressing

Roasted Carrots & Zucchini with Everyday Dressing
Roasted Carrots & Zucchini with Everyday Dressing

The simplest things are often the truest.Richard Bach
This is one of those fabulous recipes you can whip up with on those fridge clean out days, as most of us tend to have carrots in the fridge, and I’m one of those folks who loves to choose zucchinis at the store (I love their beautiful shiny green skin) but don’t often cook with them. Needless to say it is not uncommon for me to uncover a few less than firm zucchinis hanging out at the back of the veggie crisper! I think some of you might feel me on this one? This recipe was inspired by Sara Forte’s Bowl + Spoon recipe for Za’atar Roasted Carrots, and I love it here with one of my other faves from Jodi over at Happy Hearted Kitchen; her Everyday Dressing recipe is a total win and has become a McDermott kitchen staple.
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Spicy Roasted Broccoli & Sesame Noodle Salad

January 25, 2017
Spicy Roasted Broccoli & Sesame Noodle Salad
Spicy Roasted Broccoli & Sesame Noodle Salad

Progress is discovering what you can do without.Marty Rubin
This recipe is another goodie from Bon Appetit a few issues ago, and it’s a perfect example of what I need more of in my life: tasty, easy, cold noodle salads. It’s also a great example of how much I appreciate my ever-evolving ‘recipe selection system’ which over the years basically amounts to clearing the fog on what I daydream about making, and what will actually get made in my home kitchen, which my husband lovingly refers to as our ‘production kitchen’. And he wouldn’t be that wrong really. Between everyone making meals for themselves, to family meal times, to the creation of content for the blog here and also for GRAIN, it can be a little hectic around here. Have I mentioned I’ve also started baking sourdough? Yeah, it’s a thing now. And it’s also another layer of activity happening in my well-used and equally well-loved kitchen. These are definitely good problems to have.
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