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This is another recipe out of Madhur Jaffrey’s, “From Curries To Kebabs”. It’s a great way to change up the usual “rice with curry” equation and creates a fragrant accompaniment to the beef curry I also made tonight.

The spices required are easily found in a Chinese or Indian grocery — I found all of mine without any trouble in Ottawa’s Chinatown.

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I’ve made this soup a number of times and each time it has proved to be a satisfyingly hearty bowlful, particularly well suited to warding off the chills of late winter. It takes awhile to cook, but is absolutely worth wait!

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One of my favorite childhood memories are the many Saturday nights at the family table with a big plate of sweet baked beans, fresh brown bread and hot dogs. Baked beans are one of my favorite foods and, since moving to Ontario, I haven’t made them as frequently as I would like.

Why not? Apparently the beans we always used for baking beans just aren’t available here in Ottawa — I can find obscure beans from far-flung parts of the world, but I just can’t get ahold of the Jacob’s Cattle, Soldier, Yellow Eye or French Horticultural beans that my mother used for her Saturday night feasts.

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I really love lentil dhal. It’s a good stick-to-the-ribs Indian porridge of soft lentils and spices that always manages to hit the right spot and only gets better the longer it has been “left over”. It can ben eaten on its own, over rice, or as a side dish with a variety of curries.

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I’ve made a few variations of this Indian-style chutney, and have enjoyed each and every one. It is a lovely cool counterpart to hot curries, but has enough of a kick on its own to get your engines revving!

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This is another satisying salad that can be served on its own or as a side dish. Quick and easy to toss together, it’s a great one to take along to a potluck or BBQ.

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This is an unlikely sounding combination of flavours and textures, but it really works. It’s a yummy low-fat substitute for the traditional leafy greens and a great side dish for a juicy BBQ steak!

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