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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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keep it simple stupid: quick n’ easy rainbow chard & chickpeas over rice

Funny, I made a very similar meal last July. You’d think bringing out the heavy duty Le Cruset casserole pot would mean one thing: winter. But look at me? I defy the weather. It’s hot, it’s mid-July, and I’m cooking…

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eat hungrily: chickpea & romaine salad with lemon-parmesan vinaigrette

It’s hot. Finally. And I’m sucking back a homemade popsicle just so that I can cope with the heat a little better. You see, there are very few places in Vancouver that have air conditioning (the joys of a temperate…

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the secret of great tofu: green beans & tofu in a thai coconut sauce

I have finally discovered the secret to really great tofu. I mean, I have no qualms with tofu. I love it and have gotten well past that old teenage habit of flinching when my mom would hide tofu in lasagna.…

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