• Silken tofu
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    Silken tofu

    It is so easy to make silken tofu at home that I just don't know what's the reason for selling it in the supermarkets, and there are also so many applications to it. You can silken tofu to your soup, or make a salad dressing with it ala Aioli. You can also have Silken Tofu as a desert. Which is the way it is presented on the picture here. Enjoy! Preparation time: 2 days Cooking time: 30 min Per servings: 4 cups Ingredients: 1 cup dry soybeans 5 cups water app. 1 tsp Gypsum Equipment & tools: Blender Sieve Cheese cloth Steamer Directions: Take 1 cup of organic dry soybeans…

  • Avocado-apple spread
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    Avocado-apple spread

    Avocado, avocado, avocado... If you follow my recipes and blogs, you already know just how complicated my relationship with avocado used to be and how IN LOVE with it I am today. This recipe is another variation on my favourite guacamole... maybe one day I will gather the courage and share with you the recipe of my guacamole, which as you might guess, is not the classical version :P Meanwhile, please enjoy my avocado-apple spread, savoury and sweet and just perfect for a Sunday breakfast or a brunch! Preparation time: 10 min Cooking time: 2 min Per servings: 2 Ingredients: 2 small/medium avocados 1/2 medium apple (I use Honeycrisp variety;…

  • Acocado hummus
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    Avocado hummus

    My relationship with hummus was never that straight forward, same as with avocado actually… Hummus comes in a standard set of dips in the famous Cyprus meze, but I just never had been a fan of it… it tasted way too astringent for me. Same with avocado, I tried it the first time on its own, just scooping a full spoon of it, and it felt blend, fat and tasteless to be totally honest… Only when I tried hummus for the first time in the Middle East, I realized that there is a huge difference between the fresh hummus and the supermarket packaged hummus. Fresh hummus, Middle Eastern style is…

  • Choco Mousse Cake
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    Choco Mousse Cake

    I am a huge fan of chocolate and tried tones of deserts with chocolate incorporated in them, but this Choco Mousse Cake is by far the best variation! Yes, it does take time to cook and yes, the difficulty level is high for this recipe. However, if you follow the measurements provided below and my instructions EXACTLY, there is nothing for you to worry about. Don’t panic, but always remember that baking is a science and even a small alteration from the course laid out will lead to a completely different result. *The only modification from this recipe, that I can assure you is safe to make is the size…

  • Alo restaurant review
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    Alo restaurant review

    It is 7 p.m., New Year’s Eve, I am sitting on a soft round sofa in a dimly lit Alo’s small dining room, being entertained by the meticulously orchestrated play of the open kitchen crew, who are preparing another course for me. I am enjoying a glass of Gamay red meanwhile. In a few seconds, Chef Patrick Kriss comes on duty and stands by the wall a few tables away from me, overviewing back and front of the house flawless dance. He looks extremely focused without a hint of weakness, as a general on a battle field. Alo it seems, is his battle field, and there is no opportunity for…

  • Food Theory

    Food Innovation

    Can you think of a farming method that gives seventy times the yield of traditional farming, that uses 95% less water, produces pesticide-free greens and requires less nutrients for plant development (Vyawahare, 2016)? This farming method first came around in 1911, but only in 1985 did it leave the laboratories and became commercially used (Clawson, 2018). The farming method that I am going to introduce today is the aeroponic farming. Aeroponic farming grows plants in an air environment without using soil. This method is unique in a way that can provide for a completely monitored environment for growing greens. Not only it crosses out the occurrence of any natural diseases,…

  • Baked aubergine
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    Baked aubergine

    Preparation time: 40 min Cooking time: 30 min Per: 2 servings Ingredients: 2 large aubergines 1 tbsp Olive oil 1 spring of fresh oregano - minced 1 string of fresh thyme - minced 1 clove of garlic - minced Juice of 1/2 lemon 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds (preferable seedless) 1/4 cup of crushed walnuts 1/2 cup of vegan feta cheese (I used "Sheese" by Bute Island Foods) Salt to your taste Equipment & tools: Chef’s knife Cutting board Oven, set to 350F (fan mode) Tongs Tbsp Brush Food processor Instructions: Preheat the oven. Cut the aubergines in half and make small insertions inside (cross cut). Spread the olive oil on the cross cut…

  • Food Theory

    My new diet for 6 days

    Nowadays, it is a norm for a busy restaurant to have no less than 5 guests with restricted diet schedules, would it be an allergy, a food intolerance or a special diet that they try to keep up with. If 2 or 3 years ago, this trend was just emerging, today, it is what the market demands and expects from the Chefs – to be able to adapt and provide options. I myself am living in a vegan household and know exactly just how difficult it can get trying to find suitable options for dining out. However, for this blog, I decided to try the Kcal Counting diet, as I…

  • Farmers market
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    Hug a Farmer

    A video on the Farmers Markets of Canada, containing interviews with several local farmers, makers and food and beverage producer from the Wychwood Barns The Stop Farmers Market. Below is the list of all the contacts in this video: Farmers’ Markets Ontario (http://farmersmarketsontario.com/) Wychwood Barns The Stop Farmers Market (http://thestop.org/programs/fight-hunger/markets-bake-ovens/) Ying Ying Soy Food (http://www.yingyingsoyfood.ca/) The Organic Council of Ontario (https://www.organiccouncil.ca/) Vine & Vintage (https://vineandvintage.ca/) Ontario Beekeepers Association (https://www.ontariobee.com/) Toronto Bee Rescue (https://torontobeerescue.ca/) Stratus wines (https://www.stratuswines.com/about/) Colectivo Wellness (https://www.instagram.com/colectivowellness/) The Upcyclery (https://www.instagram.com/theupcyclery/) SelfishLlama eco-friendly silicon straws (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FWHF2QR?pf_rd_p=d1f45e03-8b73-4c9a-9beb-4819111bef9a&pf_rd_r=N32AVD94G47W1S6DFJBS)   Thank you everyone for participation! It was a great experience for me making this video, feel very inspired by all of you.…

  • About Lamb
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    About Lamb

    Below is my vlog on the meat that everyone loves! Enjoy watching and comment below ;) KLEFTIKO RECIPE Marination: - 6 garlic cloves - 3 tbsp chopped oregano - 1 tbsp chopped rosemary - zest of 1 lemon - juice of 2 lemons - 1/2 tsp cinnamon - 3 tbsp olive oil Directions: Marinate 2 kg of lamb shoulder for at least 8 hours in the fridge. Preheat the oven to 320 F. Place the lamb in a baking bag, add 5 bay leaves, seal the bag tightly and place in the oven. Cook for 5-8 hours. Enjoy with a sauce of your choice! :)