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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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A Salad for Salad-Haters with Creamy Basil Dressing

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. As you may or may not remember, I’m not a fan of salads. There aren’t too many salad recipe ’round here, except for ones with roasted veggies, beans, […]

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Lemon Lover’s Smoothie

I recently visited Toronto to spend some much-needed quality time with family, as well as play in Meghan Telpner’s pink kitchen. When I lived in Toronto, Parkdale wasn’t a trendy neighbourhood. I probably would have been scared to wander its streets even if I’d heard of it. After spending the winter in Meghan’s Parkdale oasis, […]

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Strawberry Coconut Popsicles

It is NOT September. Summer is NOT over. And so, I will continue with my denial by eating popsicles made with summer fruit. Won’t you join me? Strawberry Coconut Popsicles Prep time 8 mins Total time 8 mins   gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free, five ingredients or less Author: Sondi Bruner Recipe type: Snack or […]

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How to Recover from Falling off Your Diet Wagon

I recently returned from a hometown visit to Toronto. I flew there for my father’s wedding and a party for my brother and his new wife, but when I arrived I descended into an unexpected flurry of commotion. My grandmother passed away mere hours after I landed, which meant a funeral, shiva and sorting through […]

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Creamy Red Cabbage Slaw

Cabbage is not a vegetable known for its sex appeal. It may evoke memories of your Polish grandmother, or it may have a bothersome tendency of making you toot. Hear me out. Cabbage has a ton of anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and cholesterol-lowering properties. It’s an amazing source of the amino acid l-glutamine, which nourishes and heals […]

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Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

When I was growing up, my Grandpa brought us Baskin Robbins every single Wednesday night. We were never allowed to actually eat it when he arrived. This wasn’t parental torture – it was too late in the evening to eat ice cream, so we enjoyed it on Thursday nights for dessert. I always chose the […]

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Spicy Red Pepper Kale Chips

This recipe makes a lot more chips than the meagre amount you see in the picture. Unfortunately, I ate almost the entire batch before realizing I hadn’t snapped any photos of them. At least that’s an indication of how good they are, right? It’s intensely satisfying to gobble an enormous bowl of chips and know […]

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Vegan Mango Lassi

A short while ago, I attended a strange yoga class. Limbs were flying. Breath was quick and heated. The music was spunky. I could certainly see why other people were enjoying themselves, but it wasn’t the gentle, soothing flow I needed and it made me grumpy. To top it all off, when the class was […]

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Cool Cucumber Salad

In Vancouver, we get about one month of summer each year. We spend our June-uary days in sweaters and jackets; I’ve even attended an early July fireworks celebration wearing a down vest and toque. Just so you know, it’s not like this in all of Canada. We don’t live on ice floes with the polar […]

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