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root vegetable soup with farro & lentils du puy

This soup is an ode to the last CSA of the season as almost all the vegetables are the local, organic ones from the farm. It’s a hearty soup that is full of flavour and texture. The soup has a mild sweetness from the beets and a bit of heat from the fresh chilis. I wanted to add in some lentils and farro and they were great additions.

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italian wedding soup

When I first heard the term Italian Wedding Soup, I assumed that it would be a big production. In my head, the soup would be simmered over the course of 3 days in a pot large enough to serve an…

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early fall millet crunch salad

A couple days ago it was still summer. The sun was shining and I was on my bike whizzing over to the next large neighbourhood over, the one where I lived for years when I first moved to Vancouver. Commercial…

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how to make a really awesome chicken dinner for a rainy day.

This is something that a mom would make, except that mine never did. Not that my mom had anything against a dish like this because she did make a very similar pot roast recipe involving beef. But this dish has…

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quick grilled teriyaki chicken

I’ve been giving my grill pan a real workout lately. You might think that I’m just making do with indoor grilling because I don’t have a bbq, but the truth is, I really love my grill pan. It’s true that…

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pepper & onion fajita wraps

Years ago when I still lived in Ontario I met someone who would eventually turn into one of my closest friends. We worked in the same record store, listened to the same music and wore the same thrift store clothes.…

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spicy oven-fried chicken

When I was a kid, having my dad bring home the big red bucket of fried chicken was a real treat. We didn’t eat out very much at all and my mom always tried to cook healthy things for us…

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penne carbonara with garlic scapes

I just wrote about casesar salads being a mainstay in my late teen years. Carbonara was another favorite. I grew up in a university town so there was an entire strip made up of bars and in between those bars,…

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