Cool and Refreshing Fennel and Yogurt Salad

Cool and Refreshing Fennel and Yogurt Salad

This is one of the best recipes from my favourite cookbook Fresh India by Meera Sodha. She's called it the Hill Station Salad for its cool and refreshing features which are synonymous with India's little mountain villages where people flee to to escape the hot Indian summers.   

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Super Quick General Tso Chicken

Super Quick General Tso Chicken

General Tso Chicken isn't actually a Chinese dish, but it features on most North American Chinese restaurant menus. There's a great Netflix doc called In Search of General Tso that chronicles the evolution of the dish and the history of Chinese food restaurants in America. Mastering the perfect balance of sweet, spicy, sticky and crunchy is challenging but possible! 

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Egyptian Dukkah Spice Mix

Egyptian Dukkah Spice Mix

Dukkah is a Middle Eastern type of "savoury granola". It's made from roasted hazelnuts, and an assortment of different seeds and spices. It got an intoxicating aroma and can be used so many ways; sprinkled on yogurt or salads, as a seasoning for fish or roast vegetables or spooned over hummus! 

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Jerusalem Mejadra

Jerusalem Mejadra

My bestie Lindsay is obsessed with this recipe; it's worthy of obsession. I tried this recipe for the first time in 2013 and practically sliced my finger off while cutting the onions with a mandolin. Needless to say I was too distracted by the emergency to fully enjoy the dish. 4 years later I've attempted it again--with delicious results! 

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Deep Fried Courgette Flowers ...stuffed with ricotta

Deep Fried Courgette Flowers ...stuffed with ricotta

When my parents took a much-anticipated trip to Italy in 2010, my mother came back with hundreds of culinary tales. I got stuck on a story of their visit to the Jewish Ghetto in Rome, where my mother was served courgette flowers, stuffed with ricotta and deep fried. I couldn't get this idea out of my head....

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Greek "Potato Salad" with Oregano and Whipped Feta

Greek "Potato Salad" with Oregano and Whipped Feta

I find traditional potato salad to be vile. Perhaps it's because I'm seriously anti-mayo and don't enjoy potatoes cold. There are so many variations on a classic potato salad, however, and here is one that uses yogurt instead of mayo, and is served hot with some gorgeous crispy roasted potatoes. 

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