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picnic planning: summer bulgur & chickpea salad

Salads that double as a meal are what I tend to eat come summertime. They should be hearty so you’re not left feeling hungry an hour later and they should be filled with the bounty that summer provides. This bulgur…

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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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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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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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take back the soup: wild rice, chickpea + kale soup

2014 is the year of soup. At least in my kitchen. As it’s well documented that my husband isn’t a fan, but I love soup and I’m reclaiming it for my own. Me and soup forever! Soup is what I…

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late summer beans: braised cranberry beans with oregano & rosemary

It’s not fall yet, thank goodness. I’m not ready to give that up yet – despite the fact that I’m wearing jeans more often than bare legs and I’ve got my umbrella at the ready. It’s that weird between-seasons time…

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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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