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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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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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Quick Pesto Pasta Salad

Barbecue season is here. And if you’re not into eating the carcinogens produced by char-grilled meat, I have another option for you. This pesto pasta salad is super easy and a crowd-pleaser. I used a store-bought pesto, as pesto-making isn’t my strong suit, but you can certainly make your own. This makes a lot of […]

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Greek-Inspired Collard Wraps

I generally reach for spinach and kale to satisfy my dark leafy green quota. Yet every year, as the stalls at the farmers market swell with vibrant green bunches of various shades, textures and sizes, I’m reminded that there is much more to greens than spinach. Who needs bread when you’ve got collards? They are […]

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Broccoli Basil Bean Bites

(Looking for healthy dessert recipes, or tips for how to eat deliciously on a budget? Then check out my e-books here.) Basil is one of those herbs I don’t use enough. It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, along with a healthy dose of nutrients that fight pesky free radicals. Sounds like a super-herb to me. […]

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