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Garfava Crackers with Mustard Seeds

I’ve been trying to reduce my flour consumption lately. Too many homemade breads and muffins have left me with a undernourished, heavy feeling. I held a lofty belief that gluten-free flours made from whole grains like quinoa, brown rice, amaranth or chickpeas were far superior to white or wheat flour. And from a gluten intolerance […]

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Baked Zucchini Chips

A short while ago, I spied zucchini chips at the farmers market and thought the idea was brilliant. I bought a bag of chips spiced with basil and found them an unusual, creative snack that would be simple to make on my own. I didn’t use my new food dehydrator to bake these, as it […]

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Homemade Dairy-Free Milk

Homemade Almond Milk

If I had known nut milks were so easy, I would have started making them on my own a long time ago. Here’s what you do: Soak nuts. Blend nuts with water. Strain. That’s it. Then you’ve got thick, creamy milk with no added preservatives, flavours or colourings. And it’s better for the environment, too, […]

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Lemon Cashew Hemp Bars

Since I generally cook guided by the school of Lazy, I don’t use lemon zest very often. It’s not super difficult to zest a lemon, it’s just easier on most occasions to add some extra lemon juice. See? Lazy. Though I really need to use lemon zest more often. It really brightened up this recipe […]

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Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free Coconut Macaroons

Have you heard of Living Without Magazine? It’s genius. The magazine is a fricking mecca for those with allergies or food sensitivities – they can transform anything from trouble to allergen-free deliciousness. (For the record, Living Without is not sponsoring this post, I just really enjoy their recipes.) I signed up for Living Without’s free […]

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Red Lentil and Carrot Dip

I’m terrible at coming up with recipes from scratch. This blog is called The Copycat Cook for a reason. I’m a perfectionist in the kitchen and when a dish doesn’t turn out as I expected, it’s a personal blow to my self-confidence. On rare occasions, I’ve thrown foot-stomping tantrums and shouted at failed dishes. Please […]

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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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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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