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Root Veggie Loaf (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

Parsnips and carrots are distant relatives. In my mind, the parsnip is like that weird and graceless cousin who shows up to your family barbecues with nothing interesting to say. It’s the vegetable you want to like because, you know, kin is kin, but you simply can’t get past the pale and hairy exterior, the […]

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Southwestern Shepherd’s Pie (Gluten-Free and Vegan)

Thanksgiving dinner is my husband’s domain. Each year the menu is the same: turkey, roast potatoes and parsnips, steamed carrots, sage and onion stuffing, beef gravy, Yorkshire puddings. He’s utterly set in his ways about it. When we first moved in together, he threw a fit because I cut the carrots into chunks instead of […]

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Savory Kugel (Gluten-Free and Vegan)

I didn’t grow up in a strict, fanatically religious household, but we were observant. For us, practicing Judaism meant more than going to shul once a year and eating chocolate gelt during Chanukah (and, sorry to tell you, we did not get eight presents). I went to Hebrew school two afternoons a week, and attended […]

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Beet Noodle Salad

Some recipes instruct you to keep your beets separate from the rest of the ingredients until the last minute so they don’t colour the entire dish. Not here. I love how beets stain everything a brilliant, bright red. I like to think of it as smearing the antioxidants around, you know? I created this recipe […]

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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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Baby Bok Choy Stoup with Coconut and Miso

‘Stoup’ is a delightful word, isn’t it? A hybrid of stew and soup, stoup is full of rustic whimsy and I can’t believe I’ve never used this descriptor before, because it represents 70% of the food I eat. There’s nothing more comforting, or easier to cook, than stoup. Doesn’t matter if it’s July or January, […]

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Spiced Mushroom and Bok Choy Stir-Fry

Ten years ago, stir-fries were my jam. I lived in a dilapidated bachelor apartment in South Granville. My kitchen was equipped with appliances from the 1950s, including an oven that burned most things and a freezer filled with frost I chipped away each week with a dull knife. (If you’re curious, you’ll find a picture […]

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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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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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Sweet and Savory Medjool Date Pho

This is a sponsored post by Natural Delights Medjool Dates, which means I was compensated for my time to develop this recipe. I vet products carefully to ensure they align with my nutritional values, and only feature brands I genuinely use and enjoy. As always, any opinions expressed here are my own. We’re used to […]

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