|Chocolate Sponge Cake|
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
|Curried Butternut Squash Soup|
If you read my blog, you would know that my story with soup in general had a rocky start. I did not believe in soup! Gasp! But just as in any romantic story with happy ending, I learned to love all soups and especially when it comes to lunch. I talk about it here, in my post about Low Fat Chicken Soup. Curried butternut squash soup is a delicious low fat flavorful vegan lunch that could be a great option this Lent season. Being a stay home mom leaves little time for me to plan my meals, let alone any time to cook lunch, hence this soup is the best option. Just heat it and lunch is ready. To keep my metabolism going, I try to eat something every 2-3 hours. So I start with this soup at noon after I pick up my daughter from preschool and in 2-3 hours I make a light sandwich then a Ayran drink, a low fat minty refreshing low fat protein packed drink. Click here, for recipe.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
The " Sunday Lunch at Grandma" is a universal event. Every culture has its own version and the Middle Eastern version is surely one of the most exciting affairs. This grandma is not mine but I surely wish that I get to be invited to one of her epic Sunday lunches. Her name is Josephine Mardelli Bahdi. Here is her story by her grandson Camille Otrakji. "She is originally from southern Turkey. They moved to Aleppo with their father where she lived until the early 90's. Moved to Montreal since. She was always known among relatives and friends in Aleppo for being a skilled cook. They would look forward to being invited to lunch (Aleppo people love food more than anything in life as you know). I remember when I was young some guests kept eating until they could not eat anymore and then asking her to leave everything on the table until they went for a walk to digest what they could, and come back eat a second round!"