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Roasted Figs and Plums

Do you mind if I unload on you for a moment? We’re less than two weeks into September and already everyone has set their sights on pumpkin: pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin curry. It’s driving me batty. Don’t get me wrong, I’m as in love with fall flavours as the next gal. […]

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Grain-Free Plum Crisp

My balcony garden was a semi-bust this summer. Sure, the herbs did well. But my spinach died, the bees didn’t visit my zucchini, and raccoons ate the few strawberries that bloomed. Some of you might be flush with end-of-summer produce right now, eager to find creative ways to eat it, freeze it or preserve it. […]

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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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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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Collard Wrap Cucumber Sushi Rolls

Last year, I made these tasty Greek-inspired collard wraps and promptly forgot about them, until this fabulous lady brought veggie collard wraps to a potluck party at my house. Suddenly I was struck with the thought that collards might make an incredible substitute for nori sheets in sushi. And I was right. Can you still […]

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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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Spaghetti Pie (with Zucchini Noodles)

I know. When you mash the words ‘spaghetti’ and ‘pie’ together, your mind does not immediately leap to the concept of ‘healthy’. Especially since spaghetti pies are typically loaded with refined pasta, eggs, milk and cheese. Not items we eat in these parts (and by ‘these parts’, I mean my small intestine and colon). This […]

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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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