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Roasted Beet Hummus

Beet-mus (Roasted Beet Hummus)

Well, well, well. Doesn’t this look festive? I strongly suggest you invite roasted beet hummus, or beet-mus as I like to call it, to show its pretty face at your holiday table. Can you schmear it on Brussels sprouts and turkey? No, not so much. But it does make an excellent healthy, allergen-friendly appetizer when […]

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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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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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Rhubarb Orange Chia Jam

I created this recipe using ingredients from SPUD, who supplies me with an online credit. As always, any opinions I express about the products are my own. I am certainly not the first person on earth to make a batch of chia jam, but boy, whoever dreamed up the idea is a genius. Chia seeds […]

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Homemade Tomato Salsa

Now that my appetite is improving, I’ve whipped up a collection of delicious dishes in my kitchen. All of them tasty. Many of them not so tasty-looking in photos. You know what always looks pretty? Homemade salsa, which is a breeze to make and is easily customizable. Longtime readers will probably remember that I’m a […]

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Gingered Carrot and Yam Dip

Do you think we can learn to love the foods we hate? A couple of weeks ago, I shared my new appreciation for olives, and now I can add ginger to the list of foods that are growing on me. Peppery, spicy ginger is one of those flavours I’ve never really enjoyed. Well, except for […]

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Toasted Coconut Almond Butter

It’s the love child of coconut butter and almond butter. But this isn’t a clandestine, illegitimate situation where you shun the kid from the family and deny him his right to the throne. Nope. This is the kinda offspring you proudly ascend on a golden pedestal, and then eat by the spoonful. Wait. Did I […]

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Roasted Garlic and Herb Vegan Cream Cheese

I’m resisting the urge to solely use capital letters here. When I read text in all caps I feel like people are yelling at me. This is the tastiest, most delightful vegan cream cheese ever (are italics okay?). Scrumptious. Toothsome. Heavenly. Yummy. Pick your favourite adjective to describe something flavourful, and slap it onto this […]

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Roasted Sunflower Seed Butter

You guys, there is something I am so obsessed with I decided to devote an entire week of recipes to it on this website. The magical ingredient? Roasted sunflower seed butter, or sunbutter. Sunbutter isn’t a new or fancy trend. In fact, I’m a little late to the sunbutter game, but now I’m its biggest […]

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Creamy Carrot Dip

Creamy Carrot Dip

It tastes like hummus. It has the consistency of hummus. It even kind a looks like hummus, save for the orange hue. But it’s completely bean-less. This recipe is for those of you who love the flavour of hummus, but don’t dig the toots that often accompany eating beans (though to make ‘em more digestible, […]

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