30 min meals · Dinner · Main Dish

Spicy Peanut (or Pea-not) Ginger Tofu

I also like to call this "clean out the fridge tofu", because its the perfect opportunity to make a fabulous dish using all the leftover veggies loitering around your fridge. This dish is all about the sauce. It's thick and rich and has the perfect balance of heat, sweet, salty and tart. It's also really… Continue reading Spicy Peanut (or Pea-not) Ginger Tofu

Dinner · Lunch · salad

Summer Asian Chick’n Salad

This is my on-repeat-all-the-time summer salad.  It hits all the right notes: it’s light, fresh, crispy and tangy, and so satisfying.   When I was in university, there was this restaurant halfway between my house and school called Dr. Deli and the Salad Queen, and aside from slinging traditional deli sandwiches, they had an extensive… Continue reading Summer Asian Chick’n Salad

Dinner · Holidays · Main Dish · Passover

Not Your Mom’s Passover Brisket

If you celebrate any Jewish holidays, or even Shabbat dinner, it's pretty much a given that you are familiar with the ubiquitous beef brisket that your mom learned to make from her mom (who learned to make it from her mom...) After all, it's pretty much required eating at the Seder table...and for days afterwards.… Continue reading Not Your Mom’s Passover Brisket

Dinner · Gluten-free · Lunch · Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash and Leek Soup

I'm eating this soup for breakfast today.  I'm not kidding.   It's Monday, and it's raining. (Welcome to November in Toronto), and I spent my early morning running the kids to school, grocery shopping, and hauling out garbage bins under a blustery mist of rain, and I'm chilled to the bone.   While I waited for my tea… Continue reading Roasted Butternut Squash and Leek Soup

Dinner · Lunch · Soup

Quick and Easy Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

When I was a (really little) kid, there was this restaurant my Dad used to take me to downtown (on McCaul Street in the Village by the Grange, for those who know the area).  It was called Ginsburg and Wong, and it was my first introduction to ‘fusion’ food. Well, not so much fusion in… Continue reading Quick and Easy Asian Chicken Noodle Soup