Gluten-Free Zucchini Pancakes

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Hopefully you guys remember my carrot cake waffles recipe from awhile back. Even though I haven’t had waffles in a while, I wasn’t really in the mood to bring out the waffle iron…it takes a lot of cleaning, and I’m the laziest person as you recall in my last post 😛

Since I hadn’t made any pancakes in a while, I thought I would post a recipe. You could say that this pancake recipe is inspired by carrot cake, only using zucchini as the star ingredient. Continue reading Gluten-Free Zucchini Pancakes

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Thai Tofu Curry

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I don’t know about you, but Thai food is one of my favourite Asian cuisines. It’s extremely spicy (and I LOVE spicy foods), and flavourful with the different ingredients and spices they use. My sister and I usually try to breakdown the flavours we taste whenever we go for Thai food. We enjoy eating various Thai curries a lot, and let’s not forget the delicious Pad Thai! Their soups are also always so flavourful and rich.

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Sri Lankan Coconut Sambol

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A couple months ago, I posted about a Sri Lankan onion sambol recipe. If you recall, a sambol is a typical condiment made with spices and various ingredients. This time, I have a recipe for a very common one: coconut sambol or pol sambol. This one is made from the flesh of a coconut. Growing up, this was one of my favourite kinds of sambol. It’s one that’s eaten with everything, from rice, as a condiment with boiled root veggies (like potatoes, or yams), roti, bread, or most commonly with a steamed noodle dish made of rice flour (called string hoppers — don’t ask me why it’s called that).  Continue reading Sri Lankan Coconut Sambol

Gluten-Free & Vegan Banana & Zucchini Bread

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I don’t know about you, but September has been such a busy month! After I came back from Calgary, I was thrown into school the following week and finishing up my med school applications for next fall. I already have deadlines to keep up with! On top of that, I have a major conference coming up next month with three oral presentations, plus another presentation at work. BUT, I thrive under pressure….most times. The good news? It’s my final semester, so graduation is in sight. No more school……..until I hopefully get accepted into medicine next year. Forever a student?

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Pennywort Congee (Kola Kenda)

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You might be asking yourself what the heck pennywort is. It probably also sounds ridiculous on your head.  For those who aren’t into botany, pennywort is a low-growing plant with conical-shaped leaves that’s found in swampy areas. The edible kind is scientifically known as Centella asiatica, and is found around Asia. In Sri Lanka, we call it gotu kola, which literally translated means conical-shaped leaf! It’s a bit of a fibrous leaf, similar in texture to kale. Continue reading Pennywort Congee (Kola Kenda)

My trip to Calgary

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OK, well this is Lake Louise, but no one needs to know… and it’s only 2 hours west of Calgary.

This is going to be a different type of post. I don’t have a recipe today, but I wanted to talk about the food scene on my trip to Calgary. Whenever I travel, I’m always looking for the trendiest or even hole in the wall restaurants that provide the best quality food. I am no expert or critic, but I know flavours and trying new places is always an adventure, even in my own city. I may not be super adventurous with food, but I like to try anything once. Plus, it gives me more inspiration to create new dishes!

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