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spicy red kidney bean dip

This dip saved my ass. A couple weeks ago I needed a quick snack to whip up for some friends stopping by. I checked the cupboard and saw a can of kidney beans and then hopped online and found…

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salty sweet candied peanuts

I always think about candied peanuts come fall. Not that it’s fall yet – nope, I’m not jumping the gun on that yet! But when I was a kid there was always a beer nuts vendor at the Western Fair…

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the magic salad: fresh corn & black bean salad

Friday evening meals at our house are usually of the uncomposed variety. Especially in the summer and even more so when the weather is hot and we’re extra tired from a long day of work. There’s lots of languishing and…

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millet, lentil & beet salad

When I discovered millet, I was instantly smitten. Along with millet, this salad is full of lentils, crisp vegetables and beets…roasted and sweetened, staining everything in their path. I’m certain my mom would love this salad and if she was alive and well, I’d email her the recipe. Instead, I’ll post it here as it’s wonderful, hearty and makes a great dinner on a hot night or would be ideal to take to a picnic or bbq. C’est delicieux!

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black beluga lentil soup with roasted cherry tomatoes

I’m not yet in the habit of eating raw tomatoes, except if one finds it’s way onto my hamburger. Generally, if I’m going to eat tomatoes, cooked is the way to go. Better yet, is roasting them….it’s kinda my new…

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southwestern black bean burger

I do make veggie burgers at home, and I’ve posted a couple recipes here in the past. But what I have never made was a bean burger. Maybe I assumed the texture would be off. I was wrong.

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french lentils with sausage, yogurt & pasta

I’m seriously jonesing for a trip, a hike, some camping, just something. Reading magazines about beautiful provincial and state parks is just whetting my tastebuds for a bit of time outdoors. I’m ready to hop on my bike, strap on…

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teaching my dad to cook: fried chickpeas with kale & sausage

Growing up, it was my mom who did all the cooking. When I got older and my mom went back to work, I took over cooking on weeknights. Making our meals back then was the spark of a lifetime of…

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