Creamy Sweet Beet Pie with Hazelnut Crust and Yogurt Syrup

This is my ode to the beet. I love it. It is good steamed/boiled, but why stop there? Surely the humble, yet provocatively deep red-colored, beet has more to offer beyond the boundaries of salads, or worse, as a natural red food color. The result of an evening of inspiration and creativity was this Creamy […]

Pork Cutlets with Rutabagas & Green Peppers in Coconut Milk

Just the right blend of subtle flavors, without overpowering the rutabagas. Biting into each chunk of rutabaga feels like biting into a vegetable that is a cross between a turnip and squash, without the latter’s mushiness but a hint of its taste. I love that it holds its shape without easily disintegrating when cooked. The peppers were a nice complement to the rutabaga and coconut milk, and the turmeric added just enough character to the taste of the dish. Paired with pork cutlets and eaten with steamed rice–such a satisfying bite!

Verrry Raspberry Fro-Yo

Say hello to the to this summery This-is-the-Perfect-“cure”-for-the-heat raspberry frozen yogurt (made with 2% Fage Greek yogurt). If you’re in the Pacific Northwest like I am, you know how excruciatingly hot and painful to bear this week has been, especially if you don’t have A/C. So come on take out your ice cream maker if you haven’t already, and make this! Put yourself out of misery now.

Banana Walnut Bread

C’mon take a bite. Say hello to this semi-light and moist banana bread balanced with chopped walnuts. Before you know it, you’ve finished a slice. Worried about your summer diet? Relax. It has yogurt instead of cream. We took care of the texture without giving you the fat. There, there…have another slice. And don’t forget to wipe that golden crumb from the corner of your mouth…

4th of July Munchies

I rarely make lists as posts, so consider this a treat.I didn’t even make one for Canada Day! Shame shame. Anyway, if you’re still looking for ideas for the weekend, here are some easy peasy suggestions, ye American neighbors. Summer Strawberry Fro-Yo or Honey Peach Fro-Yo will beat the heat, the ice cream craving and […]