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Gluten-free and Vegan Latkes

My last few adaptations have been edible, but that’s about all I can say about them. My rugelach were lacklustre, while my attempt to cook gluten-free/vegan dumplings yielded bland and boring clumps of dough. I really wanted –  and needed –  a win in the kitchen. Which is why I was so excited when I […]

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Gluten-free and Vegan Rugelach

I’m not religious and haven’t paid much attention to Chanukah since I lived in Toronto with my family. When my grandmother moved into a seniors home last year, she sent me a few things she didn’t need anymore, including an old chanukiah.  I felt guilty having it in my home and not using it. And […]

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Leek, Potato and Parsnip Soup

Even though I make soup all year round, there is something about fall and winter that compels me to consume it in earnest. Thick, creamy soups are my favourite at this time of year and when I saw a pile of leeks at the farmers market, I immediately craved leek and potato soup. Potatoes get […]

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Roasted Curried Cauliflower

I’m not a side dish person. I don’t mind eating them, I just never cook them. Since I typically chop heaps of vegetables for a vegetarian entrée, I rarely have the resolve to do the same for a secondary dish too. This recipe was just begging to be made, but as much as I adore […]

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Apple Bread

I love quick breads that are easy to throw together! And this is such a lovely little loaf. It’s soft, moist, aromatic and will make your home smell completely luscious, like one of those yummy fall-scented candles or essential oil plug-ins. The original recipe used melted coconut oil, which I rarely have on hand so […]

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Mini Quiche with a Sweet Potato Hash Brown Crust

Don’t you hate it when sick people refuse to stay at home? I do. Like when you’re on public transit and a rider is sucking back mucus, or you’re at work and hear a colleague hacking up a lung. (Um, perhaps I shouldn’t be using these lovely images in a food blog…). That’s why I’m […]

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Homemade Apple Chips

I’ve got a bounty of apples. Each week, I buy at least half a dozen from my favourite apple vendor at the farmers market, even though I have a fridge full of them at home. I just can’t resist. I adore fruit and to keep me going through the colder months, I usually buy fruit […]

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Quinoa Maki

When you have dietary restrictions you’ve always got to plan meals and snacks ahead of time for work, travelling or parties. Otherwise, you’ll starve. Ok, you probably won’t starve, but it’s difficult to find convenience foods that are healthy, dairy-free and gluten-friendly. On occasion, I misjudge how much food I’ll need during the day and […]

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Multiseed Crackers

Before I went gluten-free, I made my own crackers all the time. However, doughs without gluten are quite sticky and difficult to roll out, so I grew frustrated and abandoned homemade crackers for store-bought rice crackers. Fortunately, there’s no rolling required in this recipe – you just mix everything together and spread it onto a […]

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Garden Vegetable Casserole

When people who are new to meatless cooking ask for recipe suggestions, I often point them towards La Dolce Vegan. It’s full of simple, healthy, one-pot vegan dishes, many of which are pure comfort food. The recipes are a painless way to ease into a meat-free existence. When I met the husband, he hadn’t been […]

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