Homemade Cabbage Kimchi

A few weeks ago, I posted a photo of my kimchi-making experiment on my personal and business Facebook pages. I wasn’t intending to write a blog post about kimchi, but there seemed to be enough interest in the process, so I thought I would share. Some of you might remember that fermentation is my nemesis. […]

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How to Control Your Stomach with Your Mind

Inside our digestive tract lies the enteric nervous system, a complex web of neurons that links the gut to the spinal cord and brain. Nicknamed the ‘gut-brain axis’, this connection often guides the instincts we experience deep within the belly. It also means that what’s going on in our stomachs can impact our brain function, […]

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Salted Caramel Pecan Swirl Ice Cream

Do you dig the sweet ‘n salty treats? I used to think these were opposing flavours that could never be best friends. Flakes of sea salt on my chocolate? Nah, I’d rather just flick ‘em off. As many of you already know, adding a bit of salt enhances sweetness, especially in baked goods. Given that […]

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Freezing Summer’s Bounty

Every year, as I’m relishing the abundance of plump summertime berries, I consider buying extras to freeze them. And, like the hare, I don’t stock up for winter. Learn from my little fable and prepare yourself by freezing summer’s bounty, so you can have fresh berries on hand throughout the colder months. Step 1: Buy […]

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Quick Pickled Radishes

  My grandparents had a tiny apartment kitchen with only a couple of feet of counter space. How my grandmother managed to cook voluminous holiday dinners, including matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, brisket, kugel and honey cake, is beyond my comprehension. A thin drawer next to the fridge pulled out to reveal a worn, built-in […]

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Garlic Scape Chickpea Omelette with Warm Potato Salad

The last time garlic scapes elbowed their way into my kitchen was three years ago, when I was given a bunch by a co-worker. I used them to make pesto. At the time, I considered pestos to be high-brow and gourmet, and hapless home cooks like me were far too bourgeois to create or consume […]

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Four Ways to Use Tahini (that don’t involve hummus)

You’ve got a jar of tahini lurking in your fridge, and it only makes an appearance when you make hummus. Am I right? Tahini, made from sesame seeds, is an abundant source of calcium, along with other important bone-building minerals like magnesium and zinc. It’s also great for lowering cholesterol. Now that we know how […]

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Homemade Sesame Tahini

Jars of tahini used to last a long time in my house. I’d use a daub here, a spoonful there, but overall it was a condiment that was plucked out of the fridge sparingly. This is no longer the case. I use heaps of tahini in smoothies, dressings and sauces. I slather it on toast […]

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Working with Dairy-Free Cheese

If you need extra help navigating dairy-free living, check out my one-to-one services, which include customized meal plans, recipes and shopping lists. It wasn’t easy to drop dairy from my life, but the benefits of cutting it out far outweighed the joy I experienced from eating ice cream or yogurt. I will, however, be the […]

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Roasted Fennel and Almond Pesto

On a grey, rainy June afternoon three years ago, I brought a fennel and apple salad to school for lunch. I didn’t feel like eating a cold salad. But it was what I had, so I ate it. Later, I ended up in the hospital with a bowel obstruction and subsequently developed an aversion to […]

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