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Chipotle Chocolate Chili

Dark chocolate and chili is an extremely popular combination used for both sweet and savory dishes, especially in Mexican food. While I’ve sampled the pairing a number of times, it’s not something I’ve ever felt compelled to use in my own cooking. Maybe I was waiting for the right kind of chocolate? I used to […]

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Sweet Potato Falafel

Are you sick of sweet potato recipes yet? I’m not. There really are endless ways to use those babies. Apparently February is sweet potato month, and I had no clue. Good thing I’ve already been celebrating them all month long, like with this crust and yummy pie. This play on falafel is smoky and sweet, […]

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Spicy Carrot Quesadillas

I’m not sure I can call this a quesadilla, since it has no cheese. Not even vegan cheese. But ‘spicy carrot tortillas’ just doesn’t have the same ring, you know? This is a dead-simple recipe that has a mix of textures and flavours. You’ve got a delicious blend of heat and sweetness, along with a […]

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Red Lentil Crepes

Remember the gorgeous flatbread I created a few weeks ago? I’ve made it a few times since, and had a hunch that I could adapt it slightly to make a simple crepe batter. Mission accomplished. Now you have this tasty, easy and versatile wrap you can cram with whatever strikes your fancy. I packed mine […]

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Lentil Tempeh Chili

I have a motley crew of mismatched glass jars in my pantry that are full of beans and legumes. I love using dried beans because they are way less expensive than canned, plus they don’t have that pesky toxic BPA. Using dried beans also means planning and foresight. But what if you forget to soak […]

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Butternut Squash Pie with a Sweet Potato Crust

What goes swimmingly with a sweet potato crust? Why, a sweet winter squash, of course. This dish reminded me of the spicy butternut squash pie I made a few months ago, except this one is tastier. It was even more creamy and soufflé-like (thank you, cashews), with a bright savory pop of tangy red pepper. […]

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Sweet Potato Crust

Last week, I turned on the oven to preheat it and began to grate a large sweet potato. It wasn’t till I finished that I realized the oven had not ignited and was totally busted. As I gazed at the pretty heap of delicate orange shreds I was now stuck with, I shrugged and resigned […]

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Battered Tempeh

I was skeptical about how this recipe was going to turn out, right up until I took my first bite and realized it was awesome. Then I had a strong desire to share it, but hesitated because the tempeh didn’t look pretty and there was no natural light. I pondered saving a few pieces to […]

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Quick Kale and Broccoli Bowl

I love gourmet plant-based fare as much as the next health-loving, nutrition-focused foodie. People always tell the husband how lucky he is to be married to a nutritionist who adores experimenting in the kitchen. And while it’s true I love creating new and inventive dishes, the way I eat most of the time is dead […]

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Spinach, Asparagus and Onion (Egg-less) Frittata

In the last few years, the market for superfoods has exploded. Pick up any popular newspaper or magazine and you’re bound to see an article touting the benefits of a fancy berry from South America or a powerful root grown in the Himalayas. Undoubtedly, these superfoods have many amazing qualities. But there are many everyday […]

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