vegetarian archive

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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singapore-style noodles with chicken, peppers & basil….and a Mark Bittman cookbook giveaway!!

I remember the first time I ate singapore noodles. I was in university and out for lunch with my then-boyfriend. Most of my Chinese food experience by that point was by way of mall food courts as a teenager. My…

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an easy weekender: espresso and spice bundt cake

This is was an unexpected cake. We had just returned from a totally unplanned last minute 5 day trip to Los Angeles (which was amazing, by the way) and heading into the kitchen to bake was the last thing on…

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party down with gougères (aka cheese puffs) + a holiday gift wish list

I know, gougères sounds like fancy food. Delicious, of course, but probably super tricky to make. You might think that these are better left to the professionals or at least the person invited to the holiday party with the perfect…

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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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a very loaded tater: roasted sweet potato with spiced chickpeas, steamed broccoli & a lemony tahini sauce

Fall meals sound dreamy. Who doesn’t love that inherently cozy autumnal vibe that only a butternut squash risotto or a chocolate chip pumpkin loaf can give? It makes me want to pull up my tall wooly socks and don my adorable…

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so fresh, so cool: crispy mint chocolate chip cookies

I’m so into fall mode right now. There’s lots of colourful leaves on the trees and crisp leaves on the ground. Some days are rainy and cool while other days are shockingly warm – look ma, no cardigan required! Autumn…

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plum cake, because plums are better when cake is involved

Okay, this cake also goes by the name of torte. I’m not sure why, but truthfully I couldn’t care less. This is a good cake with a good New York Times lineage. If you haven’t made it already, I’m not…

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