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Creamy Lentil Dip

Somewhere on the internet, I read the secret to creating ultra-creamy hummus is blending the liquids with tahini before adding the beans. I wish I could remember whose blog it was that enlightened me, so I could give her due credit. Because this tip changed. my. life. Yes. Changed my life. Other people are transformed […]

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Roasted Garlic Tahini Sauce

As I wrote in this post about granola, tahini is typically a side-note flavour, rather than the main attraction. And to tell you the truth, I prefer it that way most of the time. Tahini has a lovely nuttiness, but it can also be a little bitter, too. During my recent trip to Israel, where […]

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Roasted Red Pepper and Carrot Dip

I adore hummus as much as the next person, but chickpeas (as well as other beans and legumes) can be difficult to digest because of their high content of protein and complex carbohydrates. While there are numerous ways to eat more beans and toot less, I wanted to create a creamy, hummus-like dip without the […]

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Hazelnut Dukkah

A few weeks ago, I went to a new vegetarian restaurant here in Vancouver called The Parker, where I ordered a dish called Hazelnut Dukkah. I had no clue what dukkah was. I didn’t know if it was a spice, a vegetable, or the name of a cooking style. All I knew was that it […]

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Lentil Pecan Paté

When I was little, my Bubbie used to serve the occasional liver paté. I always thought it looked incredibly grey and gross. My parents somehow convinced me to try it once (I was a very picky eater) and as you might imagine, I was not won over. And it’s not like my tastes were sophisticated. […]

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Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Most spinach dip recipes are loaded with cheese and sour cream. Don’t get me wrong, I was all over spreads like that in my dairy-eating days, but now the fleeting ‘moment on the lips’ is certainly not worth the repercussions. This vegan spinach and artichoke dip is a fantastic alternative. It’s got plenty of flavour, […]

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Delicata Squash Hummus

It took me awhile to realize that butternut squash is not the only variety of squash out there. Delicata squash has become one of my favourites because it has a sweet, creamy flavour that’s similar to butternut, except it’s far easier to peel and cut. And we like stuff in the kitchen to be easy, […]

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Basic Hummus

It’s no secret that I love hummus. Over the years, I’ve shared many variations with you: pizza hummus, guaca-hummus, spicy pumpkin hummus, cauliflower hummus, miso hummus. But I’ve never shared my simple, basic hummus recipe. I make this all the time and just love it. You can add more flavours if you want, but it’s […]

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Cauliflower Hummus

Generally, nutritionists do not like white foods. White bread, white pasta, white rice, white potatoes, white sugar – they all contain little nutrition and spike our blood sugar levels, which eventually leads to unpleasant stuff like obesity and diabetes. Cauliflower, however, is one exception to the rule. It’s got an amazingly high content of Vitamin […]

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How to Make Your Own Coconut Butter

Coconut butter is incredibly expensive to buy in the store. Want to know what’s in it? Coconut flesh. That’s all. You can mimic the creamy, coconutty goodness at home using shredded coconut. It’s a simple process, really – just like making other nut butters. And when you’re done, spread it on toast, use it in […]

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