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 ūüėõ

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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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