Sweet Potato Pancakes with Spicy Soy-Lime Dipping Sauce and Avocado

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I made a soup once that was a combination of everything good - it was sweet, salty, spicy, and sour all at once. Since that day, those four combined flavours have been my goal for all things excellent, especially when it comes to sweet potato. Now any time I eat sweet potato I … [Read more...]

“Plenty” of Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Parsnips, Tomatoes and Capers


I've used the "plenty" pun in a title before, but with significantly more disastrous (and less delicious) results. So I wanted to give this one a more positive spin since I really do love this cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi. The capers are not optional. Only use roma tomatoes … [Read more...]

“Plenty” of Mistakes: Rice, Radish and Avocado Salad with Lemon-Cumin Vinaigrette


Well oops. I tried this beautiful salad from Yotam Ottlenghi's Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London's Ottolenghi last week and instead of following the directions I royally butchered it. And it's vegetarian, which makes the "butchering" that much worse. Stuff I did … [Read more...]

Stuffed Zucchini

Wow! I made it through all the cookbook review recipes from "Plenty" by Yotam Ottolenghi and "Good Fish" by Becky Selengut from the 4th Annual Volk/Watson Christmas Extravaganza this year. This is the last one! Well, there will be one more recipe from the party, but since I … [Read more...]

Beet, Orange, and Black Olive Salad with Orange Flower Water from “Plenty”


You're going to want to get your kitchen gloves ready for this one... Beets are messy. This recipe is relatively mess-free, but you'll still end up purple if you're not careful. One trick is lemon juice, so juice a lemon using your hands when this is all said and done, and … [Read more...]