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rice noodles with peanut sauce

Rice Noodles with Peanut Sauce

April 5

A few days ago I was scouring Lady and Pups’ website for recipes that use black sesame. For some reason a recipe of homemade wontons swimming in this peanut sauce came up, and I knew that I had to make it immediately (the black sesame creation will be coming soon!). Not only did the peanut sauce look amazing, but I’ve had a bag of peanuts sitting on my shelf for months now. We’re moving soon and I am trying to get through all of the dry ingredients that I have stockpiled over the months (same reason that I was looking for a black sesame recipe!). Out of all of the nuts that we go through on a consistent basis, peanuts is not one of them and I couldn’t think of any better way to use them up.

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stuffed red peppers

Stuffed Red Peppers

February 14

I bought a bunch of red peppers a few weeks ago to make fajitas. Unfortunately, I got home and realized I didn’t have any tortillas. There was no way that I was going back to the store, so I set my mind to figure out what I could do with the ingredients I had at home. Somehow, stuffed red peppers came to mind. I had the rice, the feta, the guacamole, the sour cream and the peppers, it was perfect! In the end, the missing tortillas was a blessing in disguise. I hadn’t ever made stuffed peppers. In fact, I rarely even bought red peppers. Now, they are a whole new meal under my belt, which I am very thankful for. They are healthy, filling, and easy to make. They’re even pretty quick to throw together if your rice is already cooked: a great weeknight, vegetarian meal.

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hummus, tahini and egg

Ultimate Hummus

January 24

As soon as I saw a recipe for homemade hummus posted on I Will Not Eat Oyster’s blog, I knew I had to give it a try. Hummus is one of my all time favourite dips (it’s main rival is guacamole). I knew if I was going to spend the extra time soaking the chickpeas, it was going to be the centrepiece to a very special dish. I wasn’t going to just snack on it with vegetables or sneak a thin layer into a sandwich (which I also did with leftovers), I was determined to make this hummus the star of the show. And it is. A thick layer of creamy, lemony hummus is the base for this entire dish but it’s the combination with everything else on the plate that makes it the ultimate hummus. If you are ever going to make hummus into a meal, this is how you do it. I have been making my way through the leftovers of this for a whole week and am not complaining.

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