Jul 24 2014

A Salad Roll In Salad Form: Nutty Noodle Salad Recipe

YOU'LL GO NUTS FOR IT!

by: Nicole MacPherson

noodle salad with cilantro and cashews

When I used to have a downtown office job, at least once a week I would eat out at the Vietnamese restaurant that was down the street from my building. One of my favourite things to order was the salad rolls, complete with savoury nutty dipping sauce.

Fast forward ten years, and the little Vietnamese place is no longer there, which is fine by me since I eat out so rarely, and even less so in the downtown core. I miss it, though: those wonderful flavours, the great service, and the calming giant saltwater fish tank they had in the front entry.  

Jul 21 2014

Party Like It's 1999: The Perfect Cosmopolitan Recipe

CHANNEL YOUR INNER CARRIE BRADSHAW

by: Nicole MacPherson

If you're looking for the perfect summer drink, you need look no further. The Cosmopolitan is refreshing, tasty, and the perfect cocktail to sip on those warm summer evenings.

Jul 15 2014

Opa! Greek Lemon Mushroom with Non-Dairy Tzatiki Recipe

TRAVEL TO THE GREEK ISLANDS WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR KITCHEN

by: Nicole MacPherson

Greek Lemon Mushroom with pita and tzatiki

When I was sixteen, I went on a school trip to Europe. The highlight of that trip was our time in Greece. I remember being amazed by the beauty of the white buildings against the backdrop of the impossibly blue sea, by the sandy beaches and the ancient ruins. I also remember my introduction to the cuisine, and how spectacular and tasty the food was. I had never tasted anything like it before: creamy tzatiki drizzled on warm pita bread, alongside the freshest of vegetables.

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Nicole loves food!  She loves cooking, baking, grocery shopping, and just wearing her apron that sports a cupcake motif.  For the most part she avoids processed and packaged foods and loves to create recipes based on her craving-of-the-day. Nicole is a longtime vegetarian (sometimes vegan) who lives in Calgary with her husband, two sons, and a male dog.  Her testosterone-infused house is one full of meat-lovers, and she ties on that cupcake apron to incorporate her family’s love of meat into her own meatless meals. Vegetarian and vegan meals can be simple and delicious — and can easily be adapted for those who are on Team Carnivore.   

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