Eggplant & Yam Stew with Miso

There are two things that I go to for energy revival when travelling, miso & beer. Lovely fermented liquids that give me a bit of a kick start. All I need is a bowl of miso, to sip and feel like my gut is revitalized. Beer does exactly the same thing, but I need to…

Spicy Soba Salad

This is very much one of our family’s “go-to” recipes. Slightly spicy, with a good mix of interesting flavours, it’s great on it’s own for lunch, or as a side dish for supper. Soba noodles have an earthiness that plain wheat noodles just don’t deliver. Combined with the soy based dressing, they create a dish…

Roast Beef Tenderloin with Herbs & Garlic

Tenderloin of beef is a perfect go-to roast for special occasions. It is very easy to prepare, takes little time to roast, and carves beautifully. Yes, it is expensive, but when reserved for special occasions, is so worth it. The tenderloin is the most tender of cuts. This muscle runs under the ribs next to…

Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

1 Garlic clove, pressed 1 T maple syrup 1 T Balsamic vinegar 1 T Red wine vinegar 1 t Dijon ¼ olive oil salt Whisk together until emulsified. Store covered in the fridge for up to a week. Click here for printable version.

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

During a busy week in a restaurant kitchen, I was checking the walk-in cooler doing the order for the following week. I came across three big cauliflowers that for some reason hadn’t been used. As the weather was rainy and cool, I decided to roast all the cauliflower and make soup. It sold out the…