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Spring Challenge Day 16-Hambulghur Helper

Hambulghur Helper Toasted sesame oil to fry tempeh, plus 1 tablespoon 8oz Tempeh, sliced into bite sized cubes 1 Medium onion, diced 1/8 Teaspoon sea salt 1 Large carrot, cut into matchsticks 2 Cups bulghur wheat 1 Cup whole wheat rotini or elbow noodles 5 cups spring water 3 tablespoons of shoyu 2 Tablespoons mirin […]

Spring Challenge Day 20-Penne With Beer Stewed Artichoke Hearts

Penne With Beer Stewed Artichoke Hearts About 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 to 3 Cloves fresh garlic, thinly sliced 1 Red onion, cut into thin half-moon slices Generous pinch of red pepper flakes 1(8 ounce) Jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained well and oil reserved 1(12 ounce) Bottle dark beer 10 Ounces uncooked penne 1 […]

Spring Challenge Day 19-Gemelli With Cauliflower And Walnuts

Gemelli With Cauliflower And Walnuts   About 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 Red onion, cut into thin half-moon slices Sea salt 1/2 Cup golden raisins, soaked in warm water for 15 minutes 1/2 Cup mirin 1/2 Head cauliflower, cut into small florets 1/2 Cup walnut pieces, lightly pan-toasted, coarsely chopped 10 Ounces gemelli pasta […]

Spring Challenge Day 16- Roasted Vegetable Pasta

We have made it half way through the month! How do you feel? Have you been following Christina Pirello’s recipes like me or have you chosen another wonderful chef? Or maybe you have just added a new ingredient or some extra effort to your cooking? Please share your ideas and opinions as well as photo’s […]

Packing and Pasta!

In just 5 weeks we will be moving back up to Canada. Trying to juggle 3 kids and 9 years worth of stuff is hectic to say the least. I seem to manage a good breakfast, and a healthy lunch but come suppertime it seems I keep running out of time and having to whip […]

Spring challenge: Day 5- Fried Noodles

Fried Noodles – By Aveline Kushi 4 Cups spring or filtered water 1 8oz package soba or udon noodles 1 Tbsp dark sesame oil 2 Cups shredded cabbage 1-2 Tbsp tamari soy sauce 1/2 Cup sliced scallions Boil the noodles as in the previous recipe, rinse them under cold water, and drain. Oil the frying […]

The LOVEly Meal

      Gnocchi 2lbs organic russet potatoes 11/2 cups unbleached white or whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 tsp sea salt 1 lg egg or 1tbsp of arrowroot flour mixed with 1tbsp cold water Put potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil , turn heat down and let simmer […]