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Curried Veggie Paté

This paté is a delightful combination of sweet and spicy. At first bite you might think, ‘Oh, this is too sweet’, but then you’ll be hit by the savory notes of the curry powder and go, ‘Nah’. Gourmet culinary folks probably think I shouldn’t be calling this paté, since paté is technically a spreadable mixture […]

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Neopolitan ‘Ice Cream’ Cake

On Friday, I celebrated Food Revolution Day by throwing a potluck party. I wanted to honour real food and real ingredients, but let’s be honest: it was actually an excuse to make this cake. When you mostly cook for yourself or for one other person, it’s difficult to justify making a dessert that calls for […]

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Lentil Loaf Stuffed with Garlicky Cauliflower Mashed ‘Potatoes’

Some days are perfect for green smoothies and kale salads. Others are meant for heartier fare, like this loaf. It’s like eating meat and potatoes, without the actual meat or potatoes. It’s even perfect for the lazy folk, who don’t even need to expend the effort to scoop more than one forkful – all of […]

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New E-Book: Stress-Free Eating

Take it easy. Relax. Don’t worry about it. Chill out. Loosen up. We’ve all heard these phrases before when we’re feeling stressed or anxious; however, the ability to unwind is easier said than done. If you’ve got stress in your life, you’re definitely not alone. In Canada, where I live, nearly one in four Canadians […]

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Roasted Red Pepper and Carrot Dip

I adore hummus as much as the next person, but chickpeas (as well as other beans and legumes) can be difficult to digest because of their high content of protein and complex carbohydrates. While there are numerous ways to eat more beans and toot less, I wanted to create a creamy, hummus-like dip without the […]

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Sweet Potato Falafel

Are you sick of sweet potato recipes yet? I’m not. There really are endless ways to use those babies. Apparently February is sweet potato month, and I had no clue. Good thing I’ve already been celebrating them all month long, like with this crust and yummy pie. This play on falafel is smoky and sweet, […]

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Red Lentil Crepes

Remember the gorgeous flatbread I created a few weeks ago? I’ve made it a few times since, and had a hunch that I could adapt it slightly to make a simple crepe batter. Mission accomplished. Now you have this tasty, easy and versatile wrap you can cram with whatever strikes your fancy. I packed mine […]

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Peppermint Patties

I’ve never been a big fan of Valentine’s Day. Probably because I’ve spent most of my life single and feeling grumpy about it. Of course I always loved Valentine’s Day candy, especially the next day when it went on sale. My consumption was insane – we’re talking fistfuls of Hershey kisses and as many cinnamon […]

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Lentil Tempeh Chili

I have a motley crew of mismatched glass jars in my pantry that are full of beans and legumes. I love using dried beans because they are way less expensive than canned, plus they don’t have that pesky toxic BPA. Using dried beans also means planning and foresight. But what if you forget to soak […]

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Easy Red Rice Pilaf

Have you guys heard of Bhutanese red rice? My rice awareness was essentially limited to the brown, wild and white varieties, until I read about the wide array of rice options in Alive Magazine. If you’re so inclined, you can read further about red rice over at Lotus Foods, but here’s the Coles Notes version: […]

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