Channeling Spring with Lemony Pea Shoot Pesto

I’ve been trying to find a recipe to make for Easter that channels spring.  You know, something that uses those lovely, new, delicate vegetables in the market.  Unfortunately, it’s March in Toronto, this winter is never ending and the markets are looking pretty bare and depressing right now.   I would love to make something …

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Honey, I fried the Tofu

Mr Fox came home with a shocking request one night – he wanted me to make him deep fried, honey garlic tofu. Huh?  I’ve been married to this man for almost 14 years now and suddenly, he wants to eat tofu?  I was shocked.  Apparently, he had some honey garlic tofu when some friends ordered …

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My Perfect Breakfast (or “How to Poach an Egg”)

I love breakfast!  I’m one of those people that always wakes up hungry.  My perfect breakfast?  A poached egg on buttered toast, sprinkled with salt.  Lovely!  Luckily, Mr. Fox also enjoys poached eggs, so it’s a quick and easy breakfast that I can make for the both of us.     It actually took me …

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Gluten Free Banana Oat Muffins!

I love baking muffins!  They’re quick, easy and everyone loves fresh, homemade muffins…I’ve even made them for dessert after a dinner party.  They also freeze wonderfully and are the perfect thing to send out with Mr. Fox as he goes out to conquer the world.  My favourite muffin recipes come from a series of cookbooks …

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Ginger Forever

I love cooking with ginger, but for years, it was a love/hate relationship.  I never seemed to have it on hand when I wanted to use it and I hated that I had to run out for that one thing….or send Mr. Fox out…not that I ever do that. I tried everything.  Keeping it on …

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Gluten-Free Salted Chocolate Brownie Cookies

While relaxing one evening and reading the January issue of Bon Appetit, I stumbled access this recipe for Chocolate Brownie Cookies in their Gluten-Free article.  I needed to make them immediately!  A six ingredient gluten-free cookie recipe with no weird stuff or techniques?  Sign me up! Usually, when I make a recipe for the first …

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No Recipe Curry

I’ve had the head cold from hell.  So, of course…I’m craving Indian food.  Something about the various spices used feels like it’s healing me, but one thing that I’m not doing with my fuzzy head is following a recipe.  Fortunately, I’ve been given some great lessons in Indian cooking from my Mom’s coworkers and I …

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The Need for No Knead Bread

In going Gluten-Free, Mr. Fox and I found that there were two things very hard to find good in Gluten-Free form:  Beer and Bread.  Mr. Fox’s current favourite beer is St. Peter’s g-free (although we are still waiting in hope for you, Snowman Brewing!)  Bread turned out to be more of a challenge. We tried …

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Guacamole, My Way

Not to brag, but I’m well known for making guacamole.  It’s probably because I make it. all. the. time. and I’ve been making it forever.  I can’t even remember when I came up with this way of making guacamole.  It’s been that long…guacamole is an old friend. When buying avocados, I always buy them ripe …

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The Jerk

Lately, I’ve been craving jerk spices like crazy, so I came up with a brilliant plan:  Create a thick veggie stew and season it with my favourite jerk sauce (President’s Choice MEMORIES OF Montego Bay Fiery Jerk Sauce…I don’t know why I’m so addicted to it!)  I’ll have healthy meals that satisfy my cravings all …

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Taco Inspiration

I love Mexico.  I love the food, the beaches, the culture, the ruins, the food… Often when I’m entertaining, I take inspiration from our travels in Mexico…especially the taco carts!  Tacos are one of my perfect meals.  We can be sitting on the beach, pop back to the street to hit a taco cart and …

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In a Pickle

Every couple of years, my Mom makes pickles (more often and it gets to be too much…too many pickles…too much work…just too much.)  This year, I was lucky enough to get to help – with the dill pickles at least…bread and butter pickles will be made on another day.  She has to make both types …

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