Hot and sour mushroom and tofu soup

For the cold days ahead of us, this soup fills all the requisites: light and filling, packed with protein from the tofu and egg that go along so well  with the 2 varieties of mushrooms. A rich broth made with chillies, ginger and garlic adds heat and a spicy oriental flare to the soup. The…

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Cream of carrots soup

I didn’t know a carrot soup could be so decadent until I tried this one. Carrots are cooked with milk, which brings the creaminess that elevates this hearty soup to another level. I adapted from a recipe from Canadian chef Ricardo Larivée , adding some fennel to break up the sweetness of the carrots and…

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Spicy shrimp in lemongrass sticks

This is the ultimate BBQ shrimp dinner! Plain and simple, easy, full of flavor and done in a blink. It was the first time I’ve used lemongrass sticks for barbecuing and couldn’t believe what a pretty presentation and aromatic effect I got! The original recipe is from Food Network, courtesy of chef Matt Dunigan, I…

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Watermelon and goat cheese bites – healthy appetizer

Nothing beats watermelon in the summer. Cold, crunchy and sweet, watermelon can trick us on eating more than the our normal share of sugars and fibre. We tend to think that because it is a fruit, so healthy and fresh, we’re good. In fact this wonderful and pretty fruit comes packed with sugar and as…

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Sweet spinach smoothie

It might take you some time to get used to the appearance of a large glass of this green fluid standing in front of you before venturing in your first sip. Probably the motivation would be the constant “it’s good for you” factor that permeates our lives these days, as a statement that you’re in…

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