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Baked Onion Rings

Onions are one of those staple foods that I always have on hand. I can’t imagine a time when I created meals without them, but the truth is I didn’t buy, cook, or even eat onions until I was over the age of 25. My family didn’t eat onion rings when I was growing up, […]

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Detox Salad

It’s January again, the time when we emerge from our holiday food comas and pledge to eat healthier, hit the gym or change our self-destructive patterns. Back in the day, the period between Christmas and New Year’s was my favourite time of the year. That’s when all the holiday candy would go on sale, and […]

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Chana Masala Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Every once in a while, a recipe comes along that makes me say, ‘Wow, I did good’. This recipe is brilliantly simple, tasty and hearty enough for a main dish. The contrast of sweetness and spice provides heavenly, multi-layered flavours. This recipe can be doubled if you are serving more people. If you’d like to […]

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Tomato Basil Beanballs

I know I’ve said it before, but chickpeas are just so darned good. In this case, they’re the brilliant base of a vegan meatball – providing a velvety soft texture and protein-rich punch. I used these to create a veggie meatball stew, though the original recipe recommends them as appetizers for dipping in marinara sauce. […]

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Gluten-free and Vegan Latkes

My last few adaptations have been edible, but that’s about all I can say about them. My rugelach were lacklustre, while my attempt to cook gluten-free/vegan dumplings yielded bland and boring clumps of dough. I really wanted –  and needed –  a win in the kitchen. Which is why I was so excited when I […]

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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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Boston Baked Beans

I’ve been on a quest to get rid of canned foods. Despite recent research about toxins found in canned items, that’s not why I’m trying to avoid them. Call me crazy, but I find food much fresher when it’s not found in a can. Mostly, I was buying canned beans. However, once I realized how […]

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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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