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Gluten-free Buckwheat Polenta

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Polenta with Roasted Asparagus + Tomatoes

A decade ago, if you had asked me to name a whole grain other than wheat I would’ve been totally stumped. Now, the world of gluten-free eating has opened me up to a wide variety of grains, including millet, sorghum, amaranth, quinoa, buckwheat, teff and wild rice (If you’d like the scoop on gluten-free grains […]

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Easy Cream of Asparagus Soup

(Looking for healthy dessert recipes, or tips for how to eat deliciously on a budget? Then check out my e-books here.) I wholeheartedly believe that if you can read, you can learn to cook. However, I appreciate that preparing food is intimidating and daunting for some people. Plus, the popularity of gourmet cooking shows has […]

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Rosh Hashanah Honey Cake

In honour of the Jewish New Year, I decided to recreate my grandmother’s classic honey cake. Strangely, it was a cake she served as an appetizer, along with orange slices, after everyone returned home after a day of fasting on Yom Kippur. We didn’t bake together very often, but one year I happened to be […]

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Roasted Eggplant Dip

To tell you the truth, my daily meals are boring. With my hectic schedule, there isn’t much variety in the spice of my life right now. I stick to a lot of hearty soups, stews and steamed veg mixtures to keep me full and nourished. Last week, I was in the grocery store and decided […]

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Onion Marmalade

Marmalade is such an old-fashioned word, don’t you think? It sounds like something elderly characters in a southern novel would spoon over their afternoon biscuits. Well, I’m ready to get my granny on because this onion marmalade is ridiculously spectacular. It’s got a sweet, caramelized flavour and it basically melts in your mouth. I’ve never […]

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Un-Fried Refried Beans

Ok, I’m aware this is not the most attractive dish. But it tastes great, I promise. Though refried beans are usually made with pinto beans, I didn’t have any in the house so I used kidney beans instead. Kidney beans are full of vitamins, minerals, protein and fibre, plus they’re a wonderful plant-based source of […]

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Sweet Potato Brownies

When I was little, I was fortunate to have a stay-at-home mom until I began first grade. We played, we watched soap operas – and we baked. Back then, my mom made everything in the Cuisinart food processor. There were no stand mixers, hand mixers or blenders in our house. I would pull up a […]

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This recipe is genius and I’m totally peeved that I didn’t think of it first. Avocados? Love them. Hummus? Could eat it every day. It makes sense that the two together would produce a perfect marriage. At first bite, this dip tastes like ordinary hummus, but then you’re hit with a lovely, sweet avocado aftertaste. […]

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Almond Crackers

I just returned from a holiday in my hometown of Toronto, where I caught up with family and friends and watched a ton of reality television with my mom. There wasn’t much cooking (or uncooking) going on while I was home, so I wanted to ease myself back into food preparation with a super easy […]

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Do you like piňa-vocados?

It’s almost July and we’re still waiting for summer here in Vancouver, BC. Consequently, I’m channeling the tropics in my kitchen with this lovely piňa-vocado smoothie. Perhaps if I blend it, summer will come…? This drink has got a lot going for it – with healthy fats from the avocado, potassium from the banana, abundant […]

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