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hot lunch: apple-lentil slappy joes

For one year, in grade seven, my school decided to raise money by having “Hot Lunch Wednesdays”. Instead of bringing our lunches on Wednesdays, if our parents paid into the system, we’d get a hot lunch prepared and served by…

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three’s a crowd: green lentil soup with coconut milk & warm spices

Clearly, I am the reluctant food blogger. This space has taken a back seat to work. I now have 2 jobs – co-owner of a web design business that I run with my husband and now a hobby-turned-real-live-business, my greeting…

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in a cast iron skillet: joe’s special

The night after I made soup and the amazing pizza dough discovery, I made this breakfast-for-dinner meal. While Cornelius didn’t think much of the soup for dinner, this meal earned a big gold star. He loved it. Ground beef, runny…

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veg-out bowl: roasted cauliflower over kale & fennel with garlicky tahini dressing

Roasted cauliflower over sautéed kale & fennel over farro is a bit of a mouthful (albeit a tasty one) but it’s the kind of meal that I make often around here. Usually, I just sauté some vegetables and serve it over…

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a warm hug in cabbage form: stove-top braised green cabbage with apples

I’ve been running my own web design business for nearly 10 years and I still never get used to the slow times. This past spring and summer were slower than it had been in years and it got me a…

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a healthy winner: quinoa, kale & chickpea bake topped with goat cheese

Before we get into this, I must apologize for the photos. I had planned on taking a “before” picture but all I have for you is the “after”. I made this dish last weekend for the potluck that our building…

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summer squash & tomatoes: simple summer pasta

Oh, it’s that time of the season. Zucchinis have invaded your garden, your CSA share and your local farmers markets. Maybe you have “kind” & giving neighbours who foist gigantic summer squash in your direction or you discover a mystery…

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lazy brunch: egg pita pizza

This past Sunday, Cornelius and I, along with a couple of friends, went on a bike ride to Burnaby which is the city right next to Vancouver. It’s all nicely connected along the Central Valley Greenway trail, much of it…

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