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atakilt wat: turmeric-spiced potatoes, carrots & cabbage

Sunday was Mother’s Day. And because my mom isn’t around anymore, I couldn’t make her a meal or call her on the phone. But I pulled out a tablecloth that I had picked up when I was visiting with my dad…

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my once a week go-to salad: creamy fattoush salad

When I think of this salad, I realize just how far I’ve come. I used to hate cucumbers, yogurt skeeved me out, I wasn’t a fan of radishes and eating a raw tomato? Never. But this salad is chock-o-block of…

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kind of green: cream of celery soup

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and I’m not wearing a bit of green. I’m not drinking green beer or eating colcannon, Irish soda bread or even braised cabbage. What I did do was make this delicious green-ish soup on Sunday night.…

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back in the saddle: lentil & sweet potato chili

I’ve been going through a serious cooking funk lately. On Friday night, I scorched not just one pan of rice, but two. Have you ever burnt rice? The odour it leaves throughout your home is horrific and omnipresent. Now times…

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it takes two: one pot mujadara with mashed coconut yams

Nearly six years ago (whoa, has it been that long?) I made koshary, a dish that involved lentils, rice and pretty much every single pot I had at my disposal. The meal was tasty, but it was a lot of…

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on january: green apple and celery salad with walnuts and mustard vinaigrette

Vancouver is covered in fog which is my favourite part about winter in this neck of the woods. Everything is quiet and beautiful with just a hint of a Scooby Doo mystery in the dark. The downtown towers disappear and…

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have a happy new year: oven-roasted salmon, potatoes & broccoli

I love the concept of beginning a new year. The idea of a clean slate appeals with its whiff of minty freshness. 2014 was full of struggles and difficulties and I’m glad to leave it in the dust. But out…

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cozy comfort: cabbage and rice soup with chickpeas & carrots

This is one of those easy, no-brainer soups that takes the bare minimum of prep and worry out of making dinner. If your kitchen cupboards and fridge is anything like mine, you probably have the ingredients ready to go. Cabbage.…

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