ready in about an hour; serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • strong vegetable broth
  • basil
  • tomato juice or thinned puree
  • powdered oregano
  • olive oil
  • Sauce:
  • tortillas
  • Filling:
  • grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • sliced black olives
  • scallions chopped
  • little chopped parsley
Belongs to Celena Fideua 

In Spain, special noodles are used to make this paella-like party dish, but angel hair pasta fragments work too. Break pasta strands 30 or so at a time to keep them from scattering. Broiling the dish is key to getting its crunchy texture.

serves 8
You might need to buy:
  • smoked paprika
  • sodium-free tomato sauce
  • mushroom broth or low-sodium vegetable broth
Belongs to Celena Mum's Daal 

This is a staple dish in India where I grew up, and something you could cook any time of the year since it doesn’t need too many ingredients. It’s just as tasty as the more complicated versions that you can find in recipe books. I eat this with roti, brown rice, or make it more watery for a tasty soup. The advantage to having this outside India is that you don’t have to watch out for the occasional small stone mixed in with the lentils :)

ready in about 40 minutes; serves 2
You might need to buy:
  • red lentils
  • ghee or oil
  • garlic
  • bay leaf
  • cumin seeds
  • ground turmeric
  • nigella
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
ready in about an hour; serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • Peanut oil
  • Seasoning:
  • Soy sauce
  • Chinese rice wine or Sherry
  • Sugar
  • Corn starch
  • Salt
  • Sesame oil
  • White vinegar
  • Marinade:
  • Corn starch
  • Water
  • Soy sauce
Belongs to Celena Pumpkin Soup 

This is one of my favourite recipes as it is so easy to make but tastes absolutely delicious.

I have borrowed my grandmother’s recipe, as it has long been the formula for my favourite soup. She swears that the secret to this soup is in the stock; this is where my affinity for ‘OSEM’ bullion cubes began.

This is also a breeze to cook, as you can see there is no sweating of the onions or frying the veggies. It all goes into the pot at once and you’re off, just check it and give it a stir once in a while.

ready in about 40 minutes; serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • Salt
  • Pepper
You might need to buy:
  • flax seeds
  • Maple Syrup
  • cocoa powder
  • vanilla
Belongs to Celena Green Beans with Sweet and Sour Red Onions 
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You might need to buy:
  • butter
  • chopped fresh marjoram
  • dried crushed red pepper
  • red wine vinegar
You might need to buy:
  • medium avocado
  • reduced-fat sour cream
  • Avocado Cream:
  • Cooking spray
  • salt
  • canola oil
  • lime juice
  • garlic
  • salt

Since you are not greasing the pan, you can grind raw oats and add a thin layer of oat powder below each cookie to reduce burning.

ready in about 40 minutes; serves 12
You might need to buy:
  • banana
  • raisins
  • apple sauce
  • apple juice
  • honey
  • raw oats