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a little bit of sunshine: coconut ginger lentil soup

This lovely coloured soup works well for dreary rainy winter days. Just look at it! It will put a smile on your face and its heavenly curried coconut scent helps to add a bit of lift to your step. It’s…

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i like good smells: fragrant jasmine rice & jerk-spiced tofu

I love stuff that smells good. This soap is one of my favorites and after washing up, it’s hard not to stop sniffing my hands. And a little while ago, I bought this candle and while I haven’t even lit…

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the magical mysterious chimichurri sauce and 2 easy recipes

I’ve been wanting to try a chimichurri sauce for a while now. From what I had read, it’s a traditional Argentinian sauce and marinade for grilled meats, but is used in many Latin American countries. It’s traditionally made with parsley…

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warm up with winter squash, red lentil & tofu curry

It’s definitely winter-ish outside.The air is crisp and cold and it rains more often than not. Yesterday I wore my winter coat for the first time and while I was glad for the warmth it also was a bit of…

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warm lentil & butternut squash salad with tahini dressing

Normally when autumn arrives, it arrives with a shove. There’s rain every day and grey skies day in and day out. However, this fall, we Vancouverites seem blessed. It’s sunny, there’s a nip to the air that I find refreshing,…

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curried apple & lentil dal

Yesterday the weather took a little turn towards autumn. Figures, since I’m just about over my cold. At least the foggy mornings and cooler temperatures make it so much easier to think about stews and soups and warm bowls of…

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summer holiday: cannellini bean dip with lemon & rosemary

I’ll be away for most of this week. We’ll be bike touring/camping on the San Juan Islands in Washington State which are pretty much just a Southern continuation of Canada’s Gulf Islands. It seems every 2 years we go on…

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a cheap healthy lunch: chickpea rapini melt

I’m pretty lucky to live where I do. Just around the corner and down the street a couple of blocks is my favorite market on the edges of Chinatown. Earlier this week I spied beautiful bunches of beets–2 bunches for…

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