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Chipotle Chocolate Chili

Dark chocolate and chili is an extremely popular combination used for both sweet and savory dishes, especially in Mexican food. While I’ve sampled the pairing a number of times, it’s not something I’ve ever felt compelled to use in my own cooking. Maybe I was waiting for the right kind of chocolate? I used to […]

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Toasted Coconut Chips

I have no words. Except for ‘make these’. That’s all. Note: Though the chips look a little toasty in the photo above, remember that coconut sugar is brown, which accounts for much of the dark colour. They are not burnt! Toasted Coconut Chips   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 26 mins Total time […]

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Roasted Garlic Tahini Sauce

As I wrote in this post about granola, tahini is typically a side-note flavour, rather than the main attraction. And to tell you the truth, I prefer it that way most of the time. Tahini has a lovely nuttiness, but it can also be a little bitter, too. During my recent trip to Israel, where […]

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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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Hazelnut Dukkah

A few weeks ago, I went to a new vegetarian restaurant here in Vancouver called The Parker, where I ordered a dish called Hazelnut Dukkah. I had no clue what dukkah was. I didn’t know if it was a spice, a vegetable, or the name of a cooking style. All I knew was that it […]

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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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Spicy Carrot Quesadillas

I’m not sure I can call this a quesadilla, since it has no cheese. Not even vegan cheese. But ‘spicy carrot tortillas’ just doesn’t have the same ring, you know? This is a dead-simple recipe that has a mix of textures and flavours. You’ve got a delicious blend of heat and sweetness, along with a […]

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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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