Sesame Green Beans

Minoo prepared a second side dish to go with the pasta. This week’s recipes were mostly vegetables which is a good thing.


The Sesame Green Beans are aromatic with sesame oil and the sesame seeds add nuttiness and texture to this simple stir fry vegetable dish.


  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans, washed and trimmed
  • olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons or more sesame seeds (a handful)
  • soy sauce to taste


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Cole Slaw with Creamy Tangy Dressing

Minoo prepared one of her favourite cole slaw recipe for the salad to go with the Sweet Pepper and Kale Pasta.

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This Cole Slaw has a tangy, sweet but yet creamy dressing. This is a very economical recipe to feed a crowd.


  • 1 medium head green cabbage, shredded
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
  • salt to taste

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P/S: we do not have cider vinegar and replaced it with white vinegar

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Serves 6 to 8

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Sweet Peppers and Kale Pasta

The community kitchen met again at Gilmore Park Church. Minoo prepared 4 recipes for this kitchen.


For the main dish, Minoo prepared a Sweet Pepper and Kale Pasta. Minoo tried to incorporate the usage of kale in the recipes in the community kitchen. You can check out the nutritional value of kale in this Kale and White Bean Soup post.

This recipe uses fresh tomatoes as they are in season and are really cheap. Due to the mild summer, tomatoes are harvested late this year.


  • 1 x 8 ounce package uncooked farfalle (bow tie) pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 to 6 tomatoes
  • 1 cup roughly chopped kale leaves, discard the stem as they are tough and bitter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch dried basil
  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper
  • salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled


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