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Beet Noodle Salad

Some recipes instruct you to keep your beets separate from the rest of the ingredients until the last minute so they don’t colour the entire dish. Not here. I love how beets stain everything a brilliant, bright red. I like to think of it as smearing the antioxidants around, you know? I created this recipe […]

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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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Salted Caramel Pecan Swirl Ice Cream

Do you dig the sweet ‘n salty treats? I used to think these were opposing flavours that could never be best friends. Flakes of sea salt on my chocolate? Nah, I’d rather just flick ‘em off. As many of you already know, adding a bit of salt enhances sweetness, especially in baked goods. Given that […]

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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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Garlic Scape Chickpea Omelette with Warm Potato Salad

The last time garlic scapes elbowed their way into my kitchen was three years ago, when I was given a bunch by a co-worker. I used them to make pesto. At the time, I considered pestos to be high-brow and gourmet, and hapless home cooks like me were far too bourgeois to create or consume […]

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Homemade Sesame Tahini

Jars of tahini used to last a long time in my house. I’d use a daub here, a spoonful there, but overall it was a condiment that was plucked out of the fridge sparingly. This is no longer the case. I use heaps of tahini in smoothies, dressings and sauces. I slather it on toast […]

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Baby Bok Choy Stoup with Coconut and Miso

‘Stoup’ is a delightful word, isn’t it? A hybrid of stew and soup, stoup is full of rustic whimsy and I can’t believe I’ve never used this descriptor before, because it represents 70% of the food I eat. There’s nothing more comforting, or easier to cook, than stoup. Doesn’t matter if it’s July or January, […]

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Dairy-Free Mexican Chocolate Mousse

Move along, chocolate avocado pudding. There’s a new game in town. Is there anything the creamy, vibrant yam cannot achieve? Nope. It just adds extra deliciousness to every dish, along with a hefty dose of fibre and the digestive-healing vitamin A. There are plenty of other ingredients in here that will soothe your tummy, like […]

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Spiced Mushroom and Bok Choy Stir-Fry

Ten years ago, stir-fries were my jam. I lived in a dilapidated bachelor apartment in South Granville. My kitchen was equipped with appliances from the 1950s, including an oven that burned most things and a freezer filled with frost I chipped away each week with a dull knife. (If you’re curious, you’ll find a picture […]

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Collard Wrap Cucumber Sushi Rolls

Last year, I made these tasty Greek-inspired collard wraps and promptly forgot about them, until this fabulous lady brought veggie collard wraps to a potluck party at my house. Suddenly I was struck with the thought that collards might make an incredible substitute for nori sheets in sushi. And I was right. Can you still […]

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