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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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High Protein Sweet Potato Dip

I grew up eating white potatoes. I didn’t try another variety until I moved to Vancouver and was introduced to sweet potatoes. They were in the form of yam tempura rolls, which aren’t the healthiest way to eat sweet potatoes but it wasn’t difficult for me to make the leap from having them in sushi […]

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Gluten-Free Dumplings

Like most good Jewish children, I loved my chicken soup with matzo balls. I could eat several bowls at a time and often preferred it to the courses that came afterward. Of course, I haven’t eaten chicken soup in a long time and now I can’t have the gluten in matzo meal, either. Which is […]

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Chewy Chocolate Vegan Date Brownies

During the last year and a half I have phased out gluten from my pantry, so when I’m invited to a party there’s always some internal angst about what to bring. Can I make something people will enjoy, or will my treats languish untouched? Or should I just forget it and pick up a bag […]

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Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic scapes are the long, curly shoots that extend from the top of garlic bulbs and they’ve been popping up at the farmers market for the last couple of weeks. I was immediately intrigued by them, but hesitated to purchase some since I wasn’t quite sure how I would use them. Then, earlier this week, […]

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Kale Chips

Making kale chips has taught me two important lessons: 1. Kale chips are awesome. 2. Kale chips are extremely flammable. In my eagerness to scarf down these crispy, paper-thin nibbles, I tipped them into a bowl before letting them cool completely in the pan. After snacking for a few minutes, I left the chips in […]

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