Tag Archives: Herbs

Charmoula Sauce – Enjoy your herbs for longer

If your garden is anything like mine, the herbs are abundant.  The cilantro, oregano, mint and more are all flourishing. While I have plenty of delicious ways to use them, I also love to savour some tastes and nutritional goodness of my garden through the autumn. Here’s an offering from Morocco which will liven up […]

Continue Reading

Do you give herbs the respect they deserve?

When you cook, do you use herbs such as parsley and basil simply as a garnish to dress up your creations? If so, it’s time to give them the respect they deserve. According to accumulating research, herbs offer a wealth of disease-fighting power including anti-cancer action and an assortment of heart healthy perks.  Ounce for […]

Continue Reading

Roasted Cauliflower with Peaches, Raisins and Mint

Local cauliflower, peaches and mint – ahh – the pleasures of summer. This recipe from Foodland Ontario can be served as a hearty salad or as a side dish for grilled poultry, fish or meat.  Pine nuts could be added to give the dish a more Sicilian feel. i Roasted Cauliflower with Peaches, Raisins and […]

Continue Reading

For your picnic or barbecue: Dilly Potato Salad

There’s no doubt that potato salad ranks near the top of favourite picnic  and barbecue fare. But many commercial offerings score pretty high on their fat and sodium  counts and short on vegetables. Here’s a yummy recipe that’s chock full of veggies and fat and sodium  smart, to boot. The grainy mustard and  dill  together […]

Continue Reading

Nutty Fattouch Salad

In honour of International Mediterranean Diet Month, here’s a flavor packed Mediterranean  salad,  inspired by Israeli chef Avi Steinitz. This herb salad, from my book, The Enlightened Eater’s Whole Foods Guide,   is also  wonderful as a bed for grilled fish. Za’atar, a  blend of dried hyssop, sumac and sesame seeds, is available at Middle […]

Continue Reading