Israeli Couscous with Roasted Grapes and Rosemary

sraeli Couscous with Roasted Grapes and Rosemary1Remember the ‘big catering’ event I told you about earlier last week, turns out we ordered way too many cases of grapes than we needed. I am talking ten or more cases which meant grapes for everyone for weeks. I was at a point where I could no longer see grapes but at the same time, I felt bad seeing them slowly dying inside my fridge. So I roasted them with a little bit of olive oil to bring out the sweetness – voila!  I don’t know what took me so long to roast grapes, the juicy sweetness from it pairs so well with savory foods. Israeli couscous is like a blank canvas and the sweetness from roasted grapes and floral note from rosemary creates a rather unusual but delicious meal (or a side if you like)…. 

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What Foods Should I Eat in Winter?

Winter – ’tis the season to bundle up, slurp warm soups and stews, and slowly wrap up the year with your loved ones. It’s something about this time of the year that everyone gravitates more towards comfort food and warm beverages which made me really curious as to why we do what we do. Of… 

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My Running Challenges and Lessons

My half-marathon is in about two weeks (15 days to be exact) and I am having all sorts of different feelings. I am excited, a little nervous and kind of ready to be just done with it. I love running, don’t get me wrong. I even dedicated a post on it but training for a… 

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Chicken Tandoori Mango Pizza

I have been trying to distance myself from social media lately mainly in order to stay more present with things around me. The amount of information that I (and I am sure most of us do) come across is beyond overwhelming – the constant flow of breaking news, never ending supplies of recipes in the blogosphere,… 

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Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Last week was a blur as I was consumed with a big work-related catering event. Working in a commercial kitchen is very labor intensive, it’s something I have always known of but it hit me hard when I had to experience it myself. It was also the day I wore my super cute (not so comfortable) shoes… 

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Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Bagels

The winner of the Healthy Solutions Spice Blends Giveaway is Gitisha. Congratulations!! I will get in touch with you soon. For years, I had a fear of yeast but lately, I am getting a lot more comfortable playing with it. Actually the whole process of kneading, proofing, rising, and the anticipating freshly baked bread has become exciting… 

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Potato and Arugula Soup (Vegan)

Don’t forget to enter the Healthy Solutions Spice Blends Giveaway! It ends on Tuesday. It’s time to cozy up and grab ourselves a big spoon because you are going to want this potato and arugula soup. Arugula or garden rocket is typically used in salads such as the perfect Fall salad I posted last week but… 

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