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  • Goan-Inspired Eggplant with Vinegar

    June 1, 2021peppercook

      A simple, yet delicious Indian eggplant recipe with Goan roots. This mildly spiced makes a great vegan lunch or dinner dish with rice. The cubes of eggplant readily soak up a spicy tomato paste marinade and soften, making them an ideal vegetable for any kind of Indian bread, or a topping on crusty bread!…

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  • Long Beans with Coconut

    April 29, 2021peppercook

      I’m trying to add more greens to #hotnspicyhusband’s diet and mine as well. Whenever I write a recipe, I always try to make it easy so my adult children can make it too.  This is a typical Kerala Thoran – or a dry spiced vegetable made with a paste of coconut, chilies, and cumin.…

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  • Minty Greek Tzatziki

    April 23, 2021peppercook

      A creamy, Greek version of the Indian raita, tzatziki is the perfect summer accompaniment to falafel and pita. Mint, pepper and garlic give this creamy side or sauce a great punch! Ingredients: 1 cucumber, peeled ½ teaspoon salt 4-6 cloves garlic, minced finely 1½ cup sour cream (if using plain or greek yoghurt, hang…

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  • Garlicky Green Rice

    February 18, 2021peppercook

      A healthy green addition to lunch or dinner, which is no effort at all! This rice is gently flavoured with garlic greens and spinach, and is a great way to get the family to eat more vegetable! Ingredients: ½ cup short-grain white rice click here to buy the rice we use 2 cups spinach (about…

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  • Green Pea Hummus

    February 1, 2021peppercook

    A delicious healthy yet easy green pea based dip – an alternative to making hummus with chickpeas, which are so much more work! Also serves as a nice sauce for roasted vegetables when thinned! Ingredients: 1 cup green peas (fresh or frozen) 2 tablespoons sesame seeds click here to buy the quality sesame seeds  A…

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  • Spicy Korean Chicken Wings

    December 1, 2020peppercook

      These spicy, addictive chicken wings are made with my favourite Korean ingredient, Gochujang red chili paste. Seared without oil, then cooked in beer and topped with sesame seeds, these are a hit as a starter at any gathering! Ingredients: 500g chicken wings, wingettes, and drumettes only (with skin) 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ tablespoon…

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  • Mom’s Recipe # 12 – Vegetable Samosas

    November 3, 2020peppercook

      Simple yet delicious Indian potato and pea samosas!  Samosas might be time-consuming to make, but the end product is always worth the effort. They really aren’t that difficult to make, and they freeze really well, so try them out!  The trick is in making a fragrant, spicy filling and a stiff pastry dough. The…

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  • Peanut Butter Chicken

    June 10, 2020peppercook

      This is a great recipe for a novice cook or even a pro one! This peanut butter chicken is packed with flavour from peanut butter, chiles, and sesame oil. It is easy and quick to make and is ideal for college cooking or young professionals who want to make a simple, tasty meal. Delicious…

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  • Mushrooms in Yoghurt Cream with Dill

    June 3, 2020peppercook

      These mushrooms in yoghurt are quick and easy to make and are a wonderful filling for pita bread with falafel, or in a sandwich.  This dish also works as a dip, but is yummy enough just to eat as is! Dill and mint add tremendous flavour to the mushrooms, and I find I can…

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  • Mom’s Recipe #1 – Cheese Puffs

    May 13, 2020peppercook

      These are my favourite childhood cheese puffs and they’re super easy to make! My friends who popped by from school loved them!  Mom would whip them up in just a few minutes and we would eat them with Delmonte ketchup. And that’s what my kids did today when these hit the table! Looking for…

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