Posted in November 2012

Chickpea Fritters

This is a fun snack (adapted from the awesome cookbook “Big Vegan”) as long as you actually like chickpeas, ’cause that’s all it tastes like! To begin, you need to combine 1 cup chickpea flour, 1/2 tsp. of salt, 1/2 tsp of cumin, and 3/4 of a cup of hot water. Stir this for a … Continue reading

Stir-Fried Bean Sprouts

It’s Friday and it’s time for something fast and fun! It’s time for stir-fried bean sprouts. This super simple side dish begins with 3 cups of washed bean sprouts. I like to steam them first for about 3 minutes and then finish them off in the wok with 2 tbsp. of mirin, 2 tbsp. of … Continue reading

Cherry Tomato Tart

The secret to making this a doable “weekday” side dish is that the crust is store bought.  I’m sure it would be 100% better with a homemade pie crust, but I can’t muster the strength on an evening where I need to make dinner but then not eat it and leave to teach night school. … Continue reading

“Bring on the Tooth Fairy” Salad

Son #1 really wants to lose a tooth- any tooth. According to him, he’s the only kid in grade one who has yet to lose even one tooth! Unfortunately for Son #1 none of his teeth are even loose, but in an effort to be supportive and perhaps speed up the process, I made a … Continue reading

Spaghetti Squash

After the surprise success of “Dragon Scales” I decided to try a favorite of mine- spaghetti squash. To make this great side dish, preheat your oven to 375°F and pierce 1 medium -sized spaghetti squash in several places with a knife. This is to make sure that it can vent while it bakes. Bake the … Continue reading