Hello, I’m Melissa. Welcome to my corner of the internet where I share my favorite vegetarian and vegan recipes. I was born in Canada but after many years I now call Spain home. It’s been a long journey from there to here, passing though many countries and continents along the way. That’s why I’ve chosen to classify my recipes by cuisine – some of them traditional, others are vegetarianized versions of traditional dishes, and the rest are loose interpretations resulting from my own crazy experimentation. I hope you enjoy!

Contact me by email at: info[at]cilantroandcitronella[dot]com


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    August 14, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Hi Melissa,
    I made your vegan jambalaya with brown rice which was delicious but I made far too much and as I didn’t want to waste any I froze the leftovers but now am unsure as it contained rice whether it would be ok to eat? Please could you advise?

    Many thanks

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      August 14, 2019 at 4:31 pm

      If it was in an airtight container and didn’t get freezer burn, I think it should be fine :).

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    August 26, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    is there a form to subscribe to the blog through email?

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      September 4, 2020 at 8:20 am

      Yes, I’ve added it above.

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