I am back in Montreal this weekend visiting family and friends and me and my sister decided it would be fun to collaborate on some blog posts. She has a YouTube channel, which means she is the jelly to my PB&J sandwich when it comes to digital media. I can’t figure out how to film a video for the life of me, but she has the system pretty much down to a science. So, as soon as I arrived, I came up with a few recipe ideas, headed to the store to get the ingredients and we proceeded to cook up a storm, dirty 100 dishes, and make a few videos recipes that I’m excited to share here over the next couple of weeks. This is the first one and it is probably the one that I will make the most often when I get home: a cold soba noodle bowl.
What do you make on a busy weekday night? As long as we’re feeling asian, peanut-y flavours, this dish is our go to. Not only is it delicious but it is so, so fast to throw together. Here are the steps I go through to whip up this meal in a snap: Put water on a boil for soba noodles, mix together sauce, cook soba noodles (they only take 3-4 minutes and it is possible to cook any vegetables you may be using in the same pot, making it a one-pot meal), rinse, reheat.
‘Tis the season for potlucks and parties. It’s been quite some time since I’ve felt like I’ve had such an active social life. While it’s sometimes exhausting, the holidays are also a wonderful time when people make an extra effort to get together and celebrate with one another, usually around food. I have been sitting on this recipe for quite some time. It’s one of my favourite ones from Ottolenghi’s cookbook Plenty. If you’ve never heard of this cookbook, it is filled with beautiful photos and original vegetarian recipes. Of the handful of cookbooks that I own, two of them are by Ottolenghi (the other one that I have is Jerusalem). He has a beautiful style of writing and I find his recipes very inspiring in the sense that they are not flavours or ingredients that I would normally think of, so just flipping through the pages of his books gets my mind going.