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Spicy Baked Sunbutter Tofu with Broccoli

Some of you might not consider 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to be spicy. For a wimp like me, this entrée was a little inferno. Laugh all you want. Cayenne can be a controversial topic in the nutrition world. On the one hand, it’s a nightshade vegetable, which can instigate inflammation. But, on the other, […]

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The Best Dang Sauce Ever

I’m not sure why I’ve been keeping this one under my hat for so long. I wasn’t being deliberately secretive, I promise. It’s just that this sauce is usually gone by the time it occurs to me to snap a photo. It’s rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nutrients, healthful fats and fibre. But mostly, I […]

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Creamy Red Cabbage Slaw

Cabbage is not a vegetable known for its sex appeal. It may evoke memories of your Polish grandmother, or it may have a bothersome tendency of making you toot. Hear me out. Cabbage has a ton of anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and cholesterol-lowering properties. It’s an amazing source of the amino acid l-glutamine, which nourishes and heals […]

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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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Homemade Tomato Sauce

I typically cook by following the rules of the School of Lazy. I love minimal steps and one-pot meals. That’s why I’ve never blanched a vegetable in my life. It seemed to require too much precision: chopping and scoring, boiling for just the right amount of time, having an ice bath at the ready. Then […]

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Quick and Easy Chocolate Sauce

Many of us believe it’s faster, easier and tastier to buy food in packages or bottles. I think you’ll feel differently after you sample this drippy, chocolatey goodness. It takes all of 60 seconds to come together and tastes incredible. You can drizzle this over crepes, fruit, brownies or any other dessert, but I absolutely […]

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Chipotle Chili Cheese Sauce

Have you ever found yourself in a food rut, where you make the same things over and over? And even though you enjoy the things you create, you’re ready for something new? I’ve been feeling this way about sauces and dressings lately. Sure, I’ve got some great staples, but I’m ready to branch out. The […]

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