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waste not, want not: beet greens & fried potatoes topped with a poached egg

It’s a real shame that people don’t eat beet greens. When I was talking to my dad last weekend and I prepared him Swiss Chard for the first time (which he loved), I told him that the chard was very…

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soup for 2: potato coconut corn chowder

I was away for a few days visiting my family in Ontario and when I returned home, the cupboards were bare. I did have enough to scrape together soup for two, which seems kind of ridiculous when written down. I…

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green and crunky: raw vegetable salad with yogurt-feta dressing

I recently posted that I wasn’t a fan of raw broccoli. A few days later after making that statement, I made a raw broccoli salad. Crunky or not, I went with it and I liked it. I guess that means…

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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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finger foods for a crowd: goat cheese stuffed dates & green bean/asparagus bundles

Last week, my mother-in-law asked if I wouldn’t mind making some appetizers as she was having a garden party to launch her latest book. Although I responded enthusiastically, I was a bit worried since I don’t really have much experience…

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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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garden inspiration: marinated vegetable salad

I spent my morning visiting my neighbourhood community garden. It was the annual plant sale, and while I only picked up a few free pots for my balcony, I found the whole visit very inspiring. The gardens were in full…

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now that’s a mouthful: smokey bbq chicken sandwich topped with north carolina coleslaw

First off, I’m not from the South (obviously) and I don’t know a helluva lot about the art of barbecue. My first real taste of a Southern barbecued meal was at a BBQ joint smack dab in the middle of…

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