Clams in Coriander Sauce

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Here Carla shows me the basics of cooking clams. Next, I'll post her original recipe for Clams in Cataplana with Pork, White Wine, and Coriander. We didn't have a cataplana, but a wok with a tight fitting lid did the trick just fine. … [Read more...]

Lentil and Date Soup

Here it is folk! The recipe to follow the video (which can be seen here: Lentil and Date Soup (Excerpt from The All-New Vegetarian Passport (Whitecap Books) by Linda Woolven Lemtil Soup with a hint of fruit. How very Middle Eastern. 1 Tbsp (15 mL) butter or dairy-free nonhydrogenated margarine1 large … [Read more...]

Lentil Date Soup

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Linda Woolven surprised me with the combination of flavours. I love lentils and dates, but had never thought of them together. Obviously, I need to do what Linda’s done and travel the world a bit more, because this is not an unusual pairing in the Middle East. The great thing about this soup is it will continue to warm us during this extended … [Read more...]

Moroccan Black Bean Casserole Linda shows me just how easy this casserole is to make. She also shares a thing or two about olive oil that I didn’t know. … [Read more...]

Strawberries Marinated in Port

 My Healthy ValentineI didn’t think I’d love this recipe, since I rarely sugar strawberries, and I rarely drink port. I’ve marinated strawberries in Cointreau, Amaretto, Limoncello, and rum in the past. All were met with the complaint that the fruit essence and sometimes the alcohol content were overpowering. This recipe surprised me with it’s … [Read more...]