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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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sticky baked lentils & pinto beans

Last weekend, I was still in pantry cleaning mode. I spied a jar of dried pinto beans and decided to put them to boil – no soaking required since the beans themselves were pretty fresh. Some more pantry digging revealed…

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a dinnertime comfort: smoked tofu & vegetable pot pie

January is a weird month for me. It starts off well – I’m inspired, positivity is seeping from my pores, I’m attacking new projects, I’m getting shit done. Then I stumble, I wipe myself off and am back at it,…

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a warm hug: tomato-apple dal

Usually the transition into a new year brings a bit of stress. Maybe I set my goals and expectations too high or maybe I just feed off the stress of others. But not this year. I made a couple simple…

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