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Homemade Peanut Butter

Dear Homemade Peanut Butter, Thanks for being so easy to make at home. I really never knew. Even with my inexpensive food processor, whipping up a batch of you was incredibly easy. Now I never have to buy you at the grocery store again! You’re awesome, addictive, smooth and creamy. I love you. Forever yours, […]

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Roasted Vegetable Spread

Last week I spent the day babysitting my 21-month-old nephew. At the end of it all, I was so exhausted I could barely move, much less cook a meal from scratch. On the way home I stopped off at Whole Foods and none of the prepared foods appealed to me, except for a roasted vegetable […]

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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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Vegan Cashew ‘Cheese’

I’ve always found recipes that require ‘fancy’ equipment kind of intimidating. If a recipe needs more than a mixer, a bowl, a spoon and some sort of baking pan I’ll consider it too much work. I’ve seen a few recipes for nut cheese before, but thought they were way too daunting to try. Then Kathy […]

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Homemade Ketchup

Sometimes I gaze at something I’ve just made and think, ‘How did I get here?’ I never imagined that I’d be the kind of girl who prepared her own bread, granola or condiments from scratch. Yet here I am. And I can’t imagine living any other way. When I was eighteen and newly diagnosed with […]

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Pizza Hummus

After you learn to make things from scratch, it becomes mentally difficult to shell out cash for pre-prepared foods that you can create inexpensively at home. I used to pay at least $4 for a small container of hummus, more for organic. Now, that just seems silly and lazy. Hummus is simple to make and […]

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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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Homemade Nutella

World Nutella Day is new appreciation day celebrated on February 5, so I’m a bit late to the party with this recipe. Despite my incredible sweet tooth, I never grew up eating nutella and was always jealous of the other kids who got to eat chocolate sandwiches for lunch. I know nutella is much more […]

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Artichoke Pâté

This recipe was ridiculously simple, though that’s mainly because I took the easiest route. And why shouldn’t I? By using canned artichokes instead of fresh ones, subbing raw garlic for cooked, as well as omitting the arugula, it took mere minutes to prepare. Regardless, I think the end result was the same – a tangy, […]

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