Butter Chicken

It may be prosaic, but my go-to dish when ordering Indian food has always been butter chicken. So I’m always on the hunt for a recipe that best approximates what I can get from a restaurant (easier said than done). I’ve tried other versions, some of which are even on Gastrofare, but it’s never been…

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Moussaka

This is one of my absolute favourite Greek dishes–my go-to order any time I’m at a Greek restaurant. I’ve only ever tried to make moussaka once before, and while a serviceable freshman attempt, I was struck by the desire to try for an even better sophomore effort. Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit6 garlic cloves, finely…

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Saag paneer with homemade naan

After several weeks of long days and late work nights, I was eager to spend a relaxing Sunday evening trying out new recipes in a virtual cooking night with my friend. Cooking with friends has always been one of my favourites activities, and as we hit 60 days in quarantine, it’s a wonderful way to…

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Red beet risotto

I am a big fan of risotto. It’s so incredibly versatile; you can put any manner of meat or vegetable in it, and it’s delicious. However, it can often look rather visually underwhelming, a sea of light beige grains punctuated by the odd light beige piece of chicken. So when I came across this visually…

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French yogurt cake

With the onset of COVID-19, necessitating everyone shelter in their homes, there’s been a somewhat amusing surge in baking. I absolutely understand it–part of what I enjoy about baking is the methodical and often time-consuming nature of it all. And for those finding themselves with a lot of time on their hands, baking is a…

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Sweet potato gnocchi

While it can often feel like a chore or a necessity in order to obtain sustenance, cooking can be a pleasant evening activity, if you make into one. I love gnocchi (little pillowy morsels of heaven), but they are somewhat labour-intensive to make. However, turning it into a fun activity rather than a necessity can…

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Chicken with cashew nuts

As part of my year-long fitness challenge, I’ve been endeavouring to eat healthier and have been reading about the health benefits of different types of nuts. Cashew nuts, a healthy source of monounsaturated fat, immediately made me crave chicken with cashew nuts, a classic Thai dish, that was always one of my favourite meals as a…

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Portobello mushroom lasagna

After years of having a bizarre and tremendously flexible schedule (thank you grad life), I now find myself in the position of having a fairly regular hours job. This means that I don’t generally have a lot of time to make lunches, so I’ve taken to trying to make big meals that yield tasty leftovers…

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Slow-cooker butter chicken II

Slow-cookers are apparently a godsend when it comes to easy, leftover-making meals, so I thought it high time to try my hand at it. I’ve always been a fan of butter chicken, a classic staple in any Indian restaurant, and this recipe seemed like a straightforward one to start with.

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