Today we have a special guest in the kitchen! Mardi Michels from eat.live.travel.write is whipping up something delicious today! Mardi says it’s finally starting to feel like fall in Toronto and there’s nothing she love more on a chilly evening than a big bowl of comfort food. Trouble is, comfort food can sometimes heavy, so today, She has re-imagined and lightened up a favourite pasta dish and added mushrooms – lots of them. This is a warm, satisfying dish for the chilly nights ahead that won’t weigh you down – and it makes for awesome leftovers. What could be better?
This recipe is a bit of a globe trotter. The chickpea batter is inspired by Indian pakoras, yet the mushroom pieces emerge from the oil lightly coated, like Japanese tempura. With its mix of mint, cilantro and lime, the sauce could be Mexican. The mushrooms? Grown right here in Canada. Given the diversity of flavours and ingredients, I’m tagging this an international dish.