Mexican Chickpea Bowl – Vegan & Gluten-Free

I’m always looking for fast and healthy things to have for lunch.  Something that I can throw together and is delicious whether I heat it up or eat it at room temperature.  This Mexican chickpea bowl is perfect – fresh and roast veggies, a Mexican chickpea salad topped with crunchy radishes.  Keep all of the …

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Walnut Scones with Strawberry Butter

Time to make scones!  If you’ve never tried making them before, you really need to.  They’re simple, delicious and great to make last minute since you don’t have to wait for butter to soften.  The recipe I use is based on these Adare Manor scones I found in Bon Appetit, but with some tweeks.  Mainly, walnuts.  Mr. …

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Spinach Feta Ricotta Dip

Every Easter, I look for some new recipe to bring to our Easter party.  I have certain personal criteria that I need to fill…the dish needs to evoke spring, contain eggs and have some fresh greens and/or herbs in it.  This year, I had my heart set on making a more spinachy-herby version of this …

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Curry Made Easy

It’s been negative a million degrees in Toronto lately (I’m only partially kidding), so it’s been all about comfort food here.  One of my favourite things to make when it’s cold out is curry…especially Indian curries.  A lot of people think that they can’t make authentic curry at home, but if you can caramelize onions and …

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Dad’s Meatballs and Tomato Sauce

I haven’t posted in a while.  We lost one of our cats over the holidays and I’ve been finding it too hard to come back to this when I’m still grieving.   Also, our close friend and her family have been dealing with her Dad’s insanely aggressive cancer.  I’ve been trying to help by doing what …

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Potato Party! Vegan & Gluten-Free

It’s the holidays!  Time to have some fun and get together with all of your friends.  I received some gorgeous potatoes from the Little Potato Company, so I decided that it was time for a potato party!   The Little Potato Company sent me some lovely blushing belle and gorgeous fingerling potatoes.  I decided to …

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Meringues Three Ways – Gluten-Free

It’s time to bake some cookies!  Actually, around here, anytime is cookie baking time, but today we’re making cookies for the holidays.  I love a master recipe that you can turn into a variety of things.  In this case, we’re making meringues three ways:  Salted Chocolate, Candy Cane and Almond.  You get three cookie for the price …

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Kung Pao Cauliflower – Vegan & Gluten-Free

I have been obsessed with Jennifer Bain’s recipe for Kung Pao Cauliflower ever since I first read the article in The Toronto Star.  OBSESSED.  I’m almost ashamed to admit how many times I’ve already made it.     In my quest to get the cauliflower super crispy, I’ve made a few changes to the recipe, so I’m …

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Thai Pizza with Mushrooms

It’s pizza time again!  I came up with this Thai Pizza one night when I had a fridge full of leftovers from a recent Asian Lettuce Cup party.  It’s how I love to create new pizzas…”What’s in the fridge?  Throw it on one of the pizzas I’m making!”  This one turned out particularly delish – the fresh toppings …

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Breakfast Bruschetta

This is one of my favourite things to make when I have leftover tomato sauce kicking around (like after I make pizza, which is a lot.)  Toast, tomato sauce, egg and a ton of Parmesan cheese.  So good!  While watching Food TV (which I also do a lot), I stumbled upon this different way of …

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Mexican Lentil Soup – Vegan & Gluten-Free

It’s soup weather!  The leaves are turning and there’s a chill in the air, so what better thing to make than a spicy, Mexican soup?  This soup was inspired by a trip to Mexico.  I was eating tortilla soup on a gorgeous outdoor cafe and realized that I might be able to duplicate the texture of …

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Peanut Sauce Noodles with Veggies – Vegan & Gluten-Free

I created this dish when I had a crazy head cold and needed something fast, easy and satisfying.  It’s basically a one pot meal, but the various ingredients are added at different times, so that they’re all done (and not overcooked) at the same time. This recipe uses the same type of noodles as Pad …

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