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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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Rhubarb Orange Chia Jam

I created this recipe using ingredients from SPUD, who supplies me with an online credit. As always, any opinions I express about the products are my own. I am certainly not the first person on earth to make a batch of chia jam, but boy, whoever dreamed up the idea is a genius. Chia seeds […]

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Lemon Lover’s Smoothie

I recently visited Toronto to spend some much-needed quality time with family, as well as play in Meghan Telpner’s pink kitchen. When I lived in Toronto, Parkdale wasn’t a trendy neighbourhood. I probably would have been scared to wander its streets even if I’d heard of it. After spending the winter in Meghan’s Parkdale oasis, […]

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Homemade Tomato Salsa

Now that my appetite is improving, I’ve whipped up a collection of delicious dishes in my kitchen. All of them tasty. Many of them not so tasty-looking in photos. You know what always looks pretty? Homemade salsa, which is a breeze to make and is easily customizable. Longtime readers will probably remember that I’m a […]

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Spaghetti Pie (with Zucchini Noodles)

I know. When you mash the words ‘spaghetti’ and ‘pie’ together, your mind does not immediately leap to the concept of ‘healthy’. Especially since spaghetti pies are typically loaded with refined pasta, eggs, milk and cheese. Not items we eat in these parts (and by ‘these parts’, I mean my small intestine and colon). This […]

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

It astounds me that I’ve never posted a basic chocolate chip muffin recipe. Chocolate chips enhance all baked goods. This is a fact. And these muffins? Heaven. A crisp exterior and soft pillowy insides, punctured by bursts of chocolate. Yup. Heaven. Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins Prep time 10 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time […]

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