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a tart tingler: sour cherry smoothie

Me and fruit have a rocky past. Most tropical fruits except for pineapple, no thank you. All stripes and dimples of melons is another no-go. Bananas and me have never been friends (well, except when it comes to banana bread & then…

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nicely spiced: chickpea & carrot salad with fried almonds

May is birthday month. In my small surviving family, my dad, my brother and me were all born in May. Now that I’ve joined forces with my husband and his small family, we can add another birthday at the tail-end…

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a birthday stunner: chocolate & peanut butter mousse tart

Today is my birthday but this isn’t my birthday cake. On Saturday when I had a couple friends over for dinner I made what I had hoped would be a fudgey and gooey mud pie, but instead I got something…

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crispy, bitter, gooey: broccoli rabe panini with mozzarella

I love broccoli rabe (which also goes by the name “rapini”) a whole heck of a lot. It’s a bitter green so if you’re scared off by bitterness, this might not be the vegetable for you. But if you embrace…

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hello sweetie: oatmeal coconut raspberry bars

The fact that there are 4 tiny jammy squares sitting in my fridge means that I have serious restraint. I made these bars last week on a whim. I was feeling elated that my cards were featured in Uppercase Magazine…

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lentil love: creamy broccoli & red lentil dal

Oh you know, I was sitting back the other day talkin’ about lentils with a couple of friends (true story). They were discussing the merits of  french green lentils and black lentils but I think they were disrespecting the red…

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richy rich: buttery roasted garlic mushrooms with pasta

I was a picky child and there really wasn’t too much that I liked. Tomatoes, onions, zucchini and mushrooms were all off the list. Strangely enough, I loved spinach, broccoli and turnips. Maybe I was less of a picky child…

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rainy days are back again: benne wafers

It’s back on with the rain and the grey skies. My umbrella and rubber boots are ready by the door – and I’m sure I’ll be needing them soon. It kinda figures that with this weather comes sad news. The…

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