These roasted carrots with garlicky lemon tahini sauce are a thing of beauty! I feel like I don’t share enough of side dishes, which is strange because in my opinion they often make the meal! I love vegetables and here is my promise to post more recipes including them. This recipe for roasted carrots is […]
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This Tuna Noodle Casserole delivers a modern twist on the retro classic! A huge crowd pleaser! Thank you Arla Lactofree for sponsoring this post and keeping Vikalinka family pain free!! 🙂 I will never forget the day they placed my first born into my arms, almost 13 years ago. His pink cheeks, little stubby arms, […]
These Honey and Oats Granola Bars are miles tastier than the store bought ones!! Thank you Comvita Manuka Honey for sponsoring this recipe and keeping Vikalinka cooking! Do your kids eat school lunches or are you a packed lunch mom? Mine has always been turning their noses up at school lunches until Mitchell moved to […]
If you want a little escape from the mundane make this chicken in wine and mustard sauce! The inspiration for this Chicken in Wine and Mustard Sauce came from a French restaurant we visited in Prague. I always try to go for something less common, so I settled on rabbit in mustard sauce. Gasp!! My […]
Chicken Fajita Bowl for the win!! If I had to name my one major food weakness, it would be chips and salsa. No matter when and where I am, I could always find room for them. When Brad and I were younger we would sit down for chips and salsa and our favourite TV show […]
As idyllic as its reputation suggests, everyone deserves a weekend in Bruges! It’s rather shocking that I hadn’t heard of Bruges until moving to the UK. Or rather, it’s shocking that I hadn’t heard of Bruges until watching the movie ‘In Bruges.’ The movie didn’t go out of it’s way to sell you on Bruges. […]
Well hello, I am so happy you stumbled upon my blog. I am Julia and Vikalinka is my space to share bits of my life with the world. Incidentally, much of my life is taken up by cooking, due to very hungry children and occasionally hungry husband, so you will become witnesses to my culinary endeavours if you choose to stay around.
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Make this stir fry when you have no time for cooking at all! There are good days and there are horrific days, sadly the last two were of the latter kind. Monday started off with a text from Brad telling me that he was knocked off his bike by a car on his way to […]
I’ve been binge watching Chef’s Table on Netflix lately. Have you seen it? It’s a documentary on world’s most exciting chefs, people that have brought something fresh and innovative into their national cuisine. One of my favourite episodes was about Massimo Bottura and his restaurant in Modena, Italy in season 1. The guy is an […]
How to make the most of travelling through India! I’ve lived in Nepal and travelled through Sri Lanka, so I can perhaps be forgiven for thinking that my first few moments of travelling through India would be like stepping into old shoes – comfortable and familiar. Yet even as someone familiar with the region I […]
Right before we left Canada to move to the UK my best friend found out that she had a coeliac disease, and a few months later both of her children got the same diagnosis. I was in the middle of the move and it was difficult to pay attention to how she was readjusting to […]
These Indian-inspired meatballs in curry sauce need nothing but rice and a big spoon! I’ve always been a firm believer that food should be fun, easy (most of the time) and off the scale flavourful. These meatballs in curry sauce combine all three! I came up with this recipe about a year ago when Brad […]
You can bake these delicious oatmeal muffins once and have them for breakfast all week long! I can’t complain about my kids being being picky eaters although that’s exactly how they started out. When they were little it was close to impossible to feed my first born anything but yogurt, bananas and avocados. And although […]