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My culinary influences come from all around the world. I love making things from scratch and I hope to introduce new favourite recipes into peoples' homes.

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Latest Blog Posts for Cooking with Alison

  • Asian Grilled Chicken WingsWhen I was growing up, my parents used to throw a giant bbq every summer.  How I miss those bbqs, because I’ve never seen anyone serve anywhere near as much food (meat in particular) as they did.  I remember there always being hamburgers, hot...
  • Greek Quinoa Salad RecipeQuinoa is high in nutrients and an excellent plant-based source of protein.  Since it is basically flavourless, it is very versatile for salad making.  You can use whatever vegetables, herbs, cheeses, vinaigrette, etc. that you like.  Here I’...
  • Mango Quinoa Salad RecipeIn an attempt to reduce the amount of meat that I eat, I started making quinoa salads more regularly since quinoa is high in nutrients and an excellent plant-based source of protein.  I have compared quinoa purchased from Bulk Barn to Bob’s Re...
  • Yeung Chow Fried Rice RecipeThis is Ed’s favourite fried rice dish, so we order it often but it’s really simple to make.  Note that fried rice is always supposed to be made with day old rice, because the moisture from fresh rice may result in a mushy dish.  In s...
  • Review of Poutine Place
    on Oct 27, 2010 in Reviews Food restaurant review
    Poutine Place is one of two new poutine places and three new burger places to open in Kingston this fall, 2010.  (See my reviews of Smoke’s Poutinerie here and Harper’s Burger Bar here.)  The review below makes comparisons to Smoke̵...
  • Tandoori Chicken Recipe (Murgh Tandoori)
    on Oct 25, 2010 in Indian Food Indian Food Recipes
    Tandoori chicken is often recognized by its bright red colour.  But I don’t like to order it because most restaurants actually achieve this colour using red food colouring.  (If you’d like to do this at home, mix it into your yogu...
  • Tarka Dall (lentils)
    on Oct 23, 2010 in Indian Food Indian Food Recipes
    I’ve been wanting to incorporate more beans and lentils (legumes) into my diet for a long time now.  They’re high in nutrients and fiber, they’re cost-efficient, and they’re available year round.  This is my recreation of...
  • Chana Masala (chickpeas)Chana masala is an Indian dish that consists mainly of chickpeas and tomatoes.  It is mildly spiced and is sour in taste.  What I love about this recipe is that the tartness comes from amchur / amchoor powder, which is ground, dried mangoes!  (You...
  • Review of Harper’s Burger Bar
    on Oct 20, 2010 in Reviews Food restaurant review
    Harper’s Burger Bar (website here) is one of three new burger places that opened in Kingston, ON this fall (2010).  It is owned by the same people that run the restaurants, Chien Noir and Atomica.  I strongly dislike Chien Noir but I frequent...
  • Beef “Borma” Recipe
    on Oct 19, 2010 in Indian Food Indian Food Recipes
    Regardless of how familiar you are with Indian food, I’m sure you’ve never heard of beef borma before.   That’s because I totally made it up.  Here, I share with you the short story of how beef borma was created: The nigh...
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