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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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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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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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Nutty Fruit Bars

I once was obsessed with eating low-fat, low-calorie foods. I meticulously checked labels and if something had more than a couple of grams of fat and a few hundred calories per serving, I avoided it. (Or, I ate it anyway and then felt hideously guilty.) Of course, the problem with many low-fat processed foods is […]

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Pumpkin Muffins

If you’re looking for ways to use leftover pumpkin puree, there’s certainly no shortage of recipes that can help you. My favourite way to use it, hands down, is in baked goods. I loved these pumpkin muffins and will be making them year-round. They were supremely moist and had a subtly sweet, almost caramel-like taste […]

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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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