vegetarian archive

west african groundnut stew

Vancouver is going through a cold spell and when I stepped outside today, the frost on the ground was thick and full of sparkles. It’s the kind of cold where you can see your breath and I’m amazed that there isn’t…

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cranberry rum shortbread cookies

I know, I know…you probably don’t want to look another cookie in the mouth for at least another little while. Maybe you’ve been spending your mornings gobbling crispy candy cane bark and stuffing your cheeks with spicy-sweet pretzels & nuts…

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happy christmas to you: candy cane crisp bark

One of my favorite Christmas traditions to make is candy cane bark. White chocolate + candy canes is a cinch to make, very festive-looking and it’s always appreciated. This year, I decided to shake things up a bit…

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christmas is a-coming: chocolate coconut almond bites

This candy is the perfect memory maker as it tastes just like the candy bar of my youth. And because I’m a sucker for an Almond Joy, I decided to tuck in a roasted almond into each ball to make each bite extra special.

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worth the wait: welsh cakes

First of all, I want to thank all of you for your well-wishes during my time of extreme craft craziness. To those who I met at the various fairs and shows, thank you so much for coming out and saying…

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old fashioned ginger apple pandowdy

Apple pandowdy not something I grew up eating, but it’s similar to a crisp or a crumble or a grunt: rich biscuit topping and a spicy fruit filling. But the twist with a pandowdy is that molasses and lemon juice are mixed in with the apples so the flavour is deep and dark.

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root vegetable soup with farro & lentils du puy

This soup is an ode to the last CSA of the season as almost all the vegetables are the local, organic ones from the farm. It’s a hearty soup that is full of flavour and texture. The soup has a mild sweetness from the beets and a bit of heat from the fresh chilis. I wanted to add in some lentils and farro and they were great additions.

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cookies, soup & crafts (in that order)

The cookies above are delicious and easy to make. Plus, if you can believe it, they are actually GOOD FOR YOU. Whole wheat flour, oats, chocolate…hmm, well you get the picture.

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