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a respite from the crazy: white bean, yam & kale stew (with sausage)

It’s been a crazy, stressful time over here at ELS HQ. This past weekend I wrapped up a very busy 2-day craft fair (thanks to all of you who stopped by and said hi!) and mailed out a bunch of…

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cumin toasted chickpeas with sausage & kale

November always marks the start of the busy season around here. Not only am I busy helping run the web business I run with my husband, the real kicker this time of year is my greeting card business. I’ve got…

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a bright spot: autumn chickpea & greens stew

September, you are gorgeous and I wish I could be outside right now to enjoy it all. However, despite the filtered sunshine and the turning leaves, I’ve become a whiny little jerk lately. All because earlier this week I woke…

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big ol’ mess of happiness: potato, asparagus & chickpea bowl with mint sauce

I’m not sure how long I can coast on the “ack, we just moved!” excuse. There are boxes of books lining our hallway ready to give away or sell. Our art prints are stacked up against the floor in the…

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friendly weekends: chopped miso slaw with tofu

I love long weekends, even though as a self-employed person, those kind of designations don’t really mean that much. Sometimes I feel a bit like the Countess Dowager from Downton Abbey asking “What is a week-end?”. Except, in my case,…

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rainy day soup: red lentil mexican soup

For a good solid week or two, Vancouver was trapped in the arms of summer. Smiles were given out to random strangers, windows and doors were left wide open, and the world just seemed that much better. But over the…

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sweet yams in the summertime: southwest potato salad

After my last few posts of cakes, muffins and cookies, I figured I better post a salad. I made this for dinner the other night because I wanted to use up the yams lingering around my vegetable drawer. Truth be…

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curried red lentil & mushroom burgers (& a recipe for homemade mayonnaise)

It’s been a while since I’ve made some veggie burgers, but when faced with a major cupboard clean-up, coming up with recipes from meager beginnings is a fun challenge. I had a small amount of red lentils in my cupboard…

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