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Turmeric Rice with Raisins

Golden Turmeric Rice with Raisins

Why is it that everyone loves grapes, but hates raisins? Think about it. I’ve never seen a plump red grape languishing on a fruit platter, and the wine industry is certainly thriving. But if a raisin-hater mistakes a raisin for a chocolate chip in a baked good? This happens: It might not surprise you to learn […]

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Vegan Butternut Squash Crumble

Vegan Butternut Squash Crumble

I love a good fruit crumble (or crisp) as much as the next gal, but a savory ‘crumble’ with veggies? This is not something I ever would’ve imagined creating when I began this blog seven years ago – but this vegan butternut squash crumble is the tastiest dish I’ve made all year. I know, I know. We’re […]

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Dairy-Free Mashed Yams

Naked Mashed Sweet Potatoes (Vegan)

Some foods taste better when they are simple and unadorned – and sweet potatoes unquestionably fall within that category. I use sweet potatoes in all sorts of recipes: blended into dips, as the base for crusts, in chocolate pudding, and of course in soups. Sweet potatoes make everything taste better. But my favourite way to eat them is steamed […]

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Gluten-Free Sorghum Salad with Tahini Dressing

Gluten-Free Sorghum ‘Couscous’ with Tahini Dressing

I often feel baffled about what to bring to potlucks. What will be pleasing to most palates? What is easy to transport? What can I have as a satisfying main dish if there is nothing else at the potluck I can eat? Is my dish too weird or healthy? Not to mention the pressure I […]

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Gluten-Free and Vegan Buckwheat Matzo Balls

With some recipes, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel. I’ve looked to others for allergen-friendly recipes for matzo balls, the classic Jewish dumpling. I’ve successfully made these delicious gluten-free and dairy-free matzo balls, as well as grain-free matzo balls. However, the gluten-free AND vegan matzo ball has eluded me for years. After many tries, […]

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Gluten-free and Vegan Stuffing

Gluten-Free and Vegan Stuffing

Need a good recipe for stuffing? This one’s gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, egg-free and nut-free. Head on over to Food Bloggers of Canada to get the recipe, and for tips and tricks to make your fave stuffing dish allergy-free. For more holiday recipe ideas, revisit How to Enjoy Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Allergen-Friendly Holidays.

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Homemade Cabbage Kimchi

A few weeks ago, I posted a photo of my kimchi-making experiment on my personal and business Facebook pages. I wasn’t intending to write a blog post about kimchi, but there seemed to be enough interest in the process, so I thought I would share. Some of you might remember that fermentation is my nemesis. […]

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Quick Pickled Radishes

  My grandparents had a tiny apartment kitchen with only a couple of feet of counter space. How my grandmother managed to cook voluminous holiday dinners, including matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, brisket, kugel and honey cake, is beyond my comprehension. A thin drawer next to the fridge pulled out to reveal a worn, built-in […]

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Roasted Delicata Squash Rings

There was a time when I didn’t see the point of eating seasonally. Strawberries in January? Yes please! Of course, this was also the time when I continuously stuffed my face with refined sugars, empty carbs, factory-farmed dairy, toxic oils and a collection of chemicals I couldn’t pronounce. I wasn’t remotely in sync with my […]

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Cornmeal-Crusted Carrot Fries

This was my first foray into making fries using a root vegetable other than sweet potatoes. Truth is, I’ve known for a long time that you can whip up a batch of healthy fries using a multitude of options like carrots, parsnips, butternut squash and jicama. So I’m not sure why I’ve never tried it […]

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