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Comfort
One-Pot Autumn Chicken and Rice

One-Pot Autumn Chicken and Rice

Today’s weather, okay let’s be honest the weather for the last few weeks has been damp with that distinctive chill in the air. The type that makes you feel cold, urging you eat something warm and delicious, but must be easy. This One-Pot Autumn Chicken and Rice is just that. It is truly spectacular. Oh, did I mention this is easy?

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Vegetarian
Samosa Inspired Savoury Veggie Cakelettes

Samosa Inspired Savoury Veggie Cakelettes

I think for me the sign of a good cook is someone who is able to breathe life into leftovers or turn scraps into something marvellous. I am enamoured by cooks like my mom, who, (after six decades of cooking) constantly attempt to reinvent food and transform leftovers into delicious creations.

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Seasonal
Salmon and Guava Stacked Salad with Horseradish Raita and Tamarind Dressing

Salmon and Guava Stacked Salad with Horseradish Raita and Tamarind Dressing

This salad embodies me on a plate. It takes childhood experiences and intersects them with South Asian flavours and ingredients. Each bite is a redefinition of the journey towards home.

Born and raised in Kamloops, the Adams River salmon run was a huge part of the field trip experience of my elementary school years. I admit at the time, I was dismissive of nature. My naive approach to life didn’t really understand the connection to nature. Something so far removed from now, when I am constantly humbled and fascinated by it. The cyclical nature of the salmon run hits a nerve; the no end and no beginning is poetic.

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Party
Upscaled Saag and Makki Di Roti

Upscaled Saag and Makki Di Roti

A balance of comfort, ’sans precedent’ of the familiar Sarson da Saag and Makki di roti.

Nothing is more Punjabi or Desi than saag and and makki di roti. In the Lehail household, saag is a favourite and like so many, I can attest that my mom’s is the best. My parents, both foodies, have fond memories of saag and associate eating it with love for their India, their villages, and their families. If you mention the dish, they both dreamily think of at least a dozen, if not more, childhood memories that include their own parents, siblings, joyous interactions.

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Comfort
Banana Poppy Seed Fritters

Banana Poppy Seed Fritters

Like bananas? Like doughnuts, especially fritters? Then you’ll love these easy banana poppy seed fritters, complete with a delectable dusting of icing sugar. Yes, they are deep fried. Sound good? Not too scared? You shouldn’t be — banana fritters await. Now let’s get started.

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