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smitten with apples: chai-spiced apple oatmeal bread

There is nothing like a tart, crisp apple. I love apples and autumn and all the comforts that come along with it: hot apple cider, apple pies and those rare days of crisp autumn weather. Thankfully, this past weekend was…

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pantry raid: vanilla almond granola

I’m definitely in holiday mode, not cooking mode. Truth be told, there’s not a lot of baking or cooking going on when there’s itineraries to think about, travel forums to peruse, and how to pack 35 days of clothing &…

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veggie burgers & green fries: walnut oatmeal burgers

Last week I wanted burgers but I also wanted to use up stuff we had around our kitchen, so that meant no going to the grocery store for new items. I had to use what was around the house. Luckily…

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c’mon summer: green bean quinoa salad

After a week of summer weather, it seemed Vancouver didn’t want to cooperate with the season and grey skies, rain and cool weather arrived again. I don’t mean to be pushy, but dammit, let’s get on with summer already! This…

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quick bread: bannock

My husband isn’t known for his cooking skills. In fact, he barely cooks at all. He can make toast, and eggs and can boil up some hot dogs, but really, that’s about it. Oh, once he made me a birthday…

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i eschew modern convenience: fresh vietnamese spring rolls with lime-ginger dipping sauce

I hate turning down presents, but last week, I totally did. For my birthday, Cornelius bought me a food processor which has been on my list of things I totally want for ages. I got it, I tried it, I…

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a mexican feast: enchiladas + mesa red sauce + green rice + vegetable slaw

One of my all time favorite cookbooks is the Rebar: Modern Food Cookbook. All the recipes are interesting and so full of flavour. Out of all the recipes I’ve tried, there hasn’t been a dud in the bunch which makes…

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puddin’ n’ tain: coconut rice pudding

When I have leftover rice, I usually end up making some fried rice, a cold rice salad or fried rice patties. This time, I decided to experiment with making something sweet. I was all set to make some totally faux-horchata…

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