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When Bogdan and I were dating and shuttling around between St. Catharines, Windsor, and the GTA, one of our favourite things to do was to go for Vietnamese. I think we went for Vietnamese more often than any other food. Β Of course we both love pho, and since it was always Bogdan’s go-to it gave me the freedom to try new and exciting dishes …knowing that he would always share his pho with me 😜…

I want to start by saying that this meal was wholly improvised and I’m quite proud not only of the result – a comforting and healthy homeland staple reminiscent of my childhood – but also because of what it represents – the spirit of using pantry and fridge odds and ends that may have otherwise ended up in the bin. This dish is called mancare de mazare in Romanian, which literally means food of peas.…

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