Dips, Sauces and Spreads
Starter Soups and Salads
Roasted Tomato Soup
This is a light soup with incredibly deep flavours! That is thanks to the caramelization achieved by roasting the tomatoes on high heat before pureeing them.
Leek, Chickpea and Tomato Soup
I absolutely love this comforting and hearty tomato based soup! The addition of chickpeas makes it a really satisfying meal.
Lentil, Barley and Spinach Soup
This soup is so hearty and delicious; you will make it again and again!
Delicious on crackers or in a sandwich for lunch!
Guacamole is a Mexican avocado based dip. While there are so many guacamole recipes out there this, to me is the only one! Made with fresh avocados, jalepenos, onion, lime and cilantro - there is no other way!
Spinach and Zaatar Crispy Tart
A great appetizer for a dinner party or a brunch item. Zaatar is a middleeastern spice mixture that contains thyme, sesame seeds and sumac. It is very flavourful!
Chinese 5 Spice Crunchy Chickpeas
These chickpeas are so crunchy and addictive – your family will devour them without realizing how healthy they actually are!
This is a great spread to serve as an appetizer with crackers. It goes nicely with wine! It is also a great spread to put on a panini with grilled veggies and cheese - yum!
Vegan Creamy Broccoli Soup
The addition of silken tofu adds such a nice velvety texture to this non-dairy soup.
Fresh Homemade Pickles
This is a really great recipe for pickled vegetables that you can make at home. You can really use any veggies you like as long as they are crunchy and hearty.
China Town Spring Rolls!
These spring rolls include some authentic Chinese ingredients that you would only find in an Asian Grocery store. For example, dried black fungus –I know it sounds gross, but it’s a kind of mushroom and it’s delicious, trust me!
Bhelipouri - Indian Street Food
I discovered this recipe after reading Indian literature, where the characters kept talking about eating Bhelipouri. I was so curious as to what this was and there started my research! It is a very common Indian street food made up of fresh mangos and spices mixed with puffed rice and nuts. It's really delicious!
Black Bean Soup
This is a traditional Cuban comfort food recipe. The chipotle pepper adds a nice smokey and spicy flavour. I like to serve it along with bowls of chopped cilantro, onions, sour cream and tortilla chips and allow each person to top their own bowl.
This is a class Middle Eastern appetizer dip. It is great on its own served with pita or vegetables. It can also be used as a versatile condiment or sandwich spread.