Recipe Index

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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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braised greens with almonds and an egg on top

Our CSA is off to a slow start this year. I knew what to expect since last year things were the same – relatively small bins until the harvest really kicks into high gear. When I made this Vancouver was…

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tex-mex cheese enchiladas

The past few weeks have been an exercise in patience. Spring came late here in the pacific northwest and it’s already July and we’re still waiting for summer to begin. There have been peeks of sunshine but it’s mainly been…

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southwestern black bean burger

I do make veggie burgers at home, and I’ve posted a couple recipes here in the past. But what I have never made was a bean burger. Maybe I assumed the texture would be off. I was wrong.

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make like it’s spring: bowties with spinach & asparagus

If you live somewhere that already feels like summer, maybe you can just stop reading right now and go outside and enjoy a sunny patio somewhere. Maybe it already feels like springtime in your part of the world. How nice…

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good gravy! roasted vegetable poutine

I grew up in a gravy-less household. When my mom made a turkey, she dumped the drippings into a gravy boat and that became the gravy in our family. Needless to say, gravy didn’t make much of an impression on…

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