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easy-chickpeasy: chickpea & tuna salad with fresh croutons & a creamy lemon dressing

This is what happens when you crave sandwiches and the only bread you have are those days-and-days-old bready end bits hanging in the bread bag. So you call yourself innovative and make a salad with big buttery, garlicky homemade croutons…

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porta-pita: garlicky-kale stuffed pita sandwiches

Weekday lunches are often forgotten about when you work from home. Maybe it’s just me, but often coffee is the first order of business and then an hour or two later comes a bowl of cereal or some toast. Lunch,…

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picnic season: onigiri aka rice balls

Last weekend I tried to organize a picnic with a group of friends. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate – it was too cold and we were scared off by threatening rain clouds - so we moved the picnic plans into my…

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summer-ready: fingerling potato salad with pickled celery

This week has been glorious, weather-wise. Summer temperatures in April and yesterday, May 1st, our outdoor thermometer registered almost 30°C! Lucky for us we did manage to get our patio into fine shape by picking up a couple chaise lounges…

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tuna salad, sort of: lemony tuna salad with kale, chickpeas & brown rice

Spring is here and I’m read to grab the sunshine with both hands and run around like a crazy person. At the same time, it’s April in Vancouver and that means rain. Lately, it means rain-rain-rain-sun-sun-rain, often in the same…

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hot lunch: apple-lentil slappy joes

For one year, in grade seven, my school decided to raise money by having “Hot Lunch Wednesdays”. Instead of bringing our lunches on Wednesdays, if our parents paid into the system, we’d get a hot lunch prepared and served by…

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drinking vinegars: sour cherry-lime shrub & strawberry-rhubarb black pepper shrub

When I first heard about drinking vinegars, I was instantly shrub-curious. For someone who grew up sneaking pickle juice out of the fridge, a tart, vinegary beverage sounded quite delightful. Portland’s Pok Pok restaurant was where I first became a…

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three’s a crowd: green lentil soup with coconut milk & warm spices

Clearly, I am the reluctant food blogger. This space has taken a back seat to work. I now have 2 jobs – co-owner of a web design business that I run with my husband and now a hobby-turned-real-live-business, my greeting…

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