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pulled into fall: barley, split pea & greens soup

Something about fall pulls me into soup. Home feels more homey with a stock pot of something nutritious and wholesome simmering on the stove – it’s the comfort factor and the ease in how a meal can come together. This…

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taco salad, for the summer of my imagination

As soon as we came back home from our NYC holiday, we picked up our first CSA share. As always, the first few CSA shares start small and then ramp up as the growing season really begins to take off.…

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mediterranean tomato sauce with chickpeas

I have a back log of great meals to mention but this one jumped the queue. Not only is it delicious but it is one of those eating-out-of-the-pantry meals that come in handy. Last night I was tempted to order…

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yam & bean orange-scented chili

It seems a bit foolish to whip up a big bowful of chili when spring is here. And that’s the wonderful thing about Vancouver – buds and blossoms begin to show their colours in February and by March and into…

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lentils with fennel, kale & sausage

This weekend we finally got snow, and while most of us Vancouverites are total winter wimps, I admit to loving my Saturday night in the snow. We walked to the newly renovated Waldorf to celebrate a friend’s birthday and by…

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well-worn: lentil spinach soup

I love playing in the kitchen. Trying new ideas, techniques and recipes keep meals exciting and helps me write up new blog posts. Yet, there’s something comforting with the familiar and well-worn. This lentil soup is a very well-worn recipe.…

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aloo gobi: potato & cauliflower curry with coconut milk

When I moved to Vancouver I met a punk rock boy. He wasn’t the sort of boy you’d take home to your parents, but it was okay because my family was thousands of miles away, and this tall, skinny musician…

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root vegetable soup with farro & lentils du puy

This soup is an ode to the last CSA of the season as almost all the vegetables are the local, organic ones from the farm. It’s a hearty soup that is full of flavour and texture. The soup has a mild sweetness from the beets and a bit of heat from the fresh chilis. I wanted to add in some lentils and farro and they were great additions.

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