Spicy Roasted Broccoli & Sesame Noodle Salad

January 25, 2017

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 … Read More

ShiraSpicy Roasted Broccoli & Sesame Noodle Salad

Celebrating Global Pulse Day: 26 Top IPOM Pulse Recipes

January 18, 2017

Back when I started this blog, I could never have imagined the satisfaction of looking back on 5 years (yes, it’s been 5 years!) of work, all spread out through the many pages of this blog, and through changes of all kinds – both internal and external (of course!). Searching through the archives here can be at times just a … Read More

ShiraCelebrating Global Pulse Day: 26 Top IPOM Pulse Recipes

Fresh Herb & Green Salad with Baked Sriracha Tofu

January 12, 2017

Ok, so this salad was a little bit the result of one thing: I don’t really do Thai or Asian flavours all that well, and when I do it’s somewhat rarely. It’s not that I don’t love them, (I do!), but I am not very tolerant of garlic or super spicy foods, and in the case of this recipe, I … Read More

ShiraFresh Herb & Green Salad with Baked Sriracha Tofu

Silky Squash & Leek Soup

January 2, 2017

And then just like that, we switched the page to a whole new year. Happy 2017! It’s been cold in these parts ~ like, really, really cold for us, not to mention all the snow and ice. A good time to stay inside and read all those books you might have picked up over the holidays, or to make any … Read More

ShiraSilky Squash & Leek Soup

Barley & Lentil Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

December 28, 2016

Every year I gripe at the sheer craziness that takes over come December, and every year, once Christmas morning arrives and the world takes a much needed pause, I relish in the the quiet time we get to spend together with friends and family. This year was no exception, as we did what we always do come December 25th. A … Read More

ShiraBarley & Lentil Stuffed Cabbage Rolls