Comfort Food

As a child, one of my favorite meals was a Chinese style chicken soup which my dad was an absolute master at making. It was made with a whole chicken and he used aromatics like ginger, scallions and a star anise for the broth. The “shun” or broth was delicious in itself. The clear stock…

Fried Zucchini with Herb Yoghurt Dip

This is an easy and very tasty little appetizer which you can make quickly. It’s perfect as an hors d’oeuvre or a snack and gives the crunch and satisfaction of a fried dish without the guilt of a heavy fried fritter. Makes ( 24 wedges) serves 2-3 as an appetizer  Ingredients 3 small zucchini about…

Simply Good Hummus

In my blog about pantry staples, I mentioned garbanzo beans as a great item to always have on hand. There are several things which can be "whipped up" quickly and that are nutritious, tasty and satisfying. Hummus for me is one of those things I make often. It's easy, delicious and can be refrigerated for…

Must have pantry staples

 Have you ever been in a situation where you had some friends stop by unexpectedly and you wanted to offer something with drinks but you didn't have much in your pantry or fridge? Are you tired of buying dinner out or eating fast food instead of making something more nutritious for yourself and family? In…