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black bean soup

black bean soup
serves 6

1 pound dried black beans
6 cups water
4 cups vegetable stock
1/4 cup olive oil
1 small red onion, chopped… 195 more words


Tahini Apple Butter Blondies

It’s a sunny autumn day here in Milan and the rays are filling our apartment with warmth and radiance.  The air is crisp and fresh and it seems to be universal laundry day in my building as many of our neighbours have their loads hanging out to dry, a habit which I have found difficult to pick up, due to my germaphobe nature perhaps, prefering to hang mine indoors and away from the dust. 1,136 more words


Lebanese Lentil & Chard Soup

Lately it feels like the gods of lighting are working against me. I can’t count the number of recipes I’ve tried to shoot which failed miserably…completely discouraging. 612 more words


Vegetarian empanadas.

Last June my friend M and I took a cooking class at The Pantry at Delancey in which we learned how to make empanadas from the incomparable Lisa Nakamura. 1,556 more words


Sundried Tomato & Olive Hummus

Happy first day of June! It’s hard to believe that summer is just around the corner, slow down 2015!

Summer, the season of sweltering Milanese heat waves, gelato, picnics in the park, lunches on the beach and barefeet in the sand. 764 more words

Dips, Spreads & Sauces

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

I love finding new uses for some of my favourite ingredients and chickpeas were a great canvas this time for this Chickpea Salad Sandwich.  I know what you’re thinking and no this wasn’t created to be a knock off of a chicken or egg salad sandwich, but rather a healthful nutrient rich plant based sandwich filling that just so happens to recall the latter two. 456 more words


Spicy & sweet collard greens rolls.

I still remember the minute I got the idea for this recipe. I was at the Ballard Market, staring at a glorious display of young collard greens, wondering what on earth I could do with them that my husband would eat. 1,136 more words