snacks & sides archive

it’s not you, it’s me: greek vegetable stew with dill

Here it is 2016 and I’ve made a resolution to make a resolution about my blog (to post or not to post, that is the question). But it’s already nearing the end of the month, late going as usual, I…

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summer mornings: peach cobbler muffins

The heatwave that we’ve been suffering through finally broke. Thank goodness. It’s not only been hot and gloriously sunny, but it’s also been smoky. British Columbia’s forests are burning and it’s a dangerous and awful situation. A week ago, Cornelius…

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the perfect picnic salad: chickpea & vegetable salad with mint and a lemon-cumin vinaigrette

I know the official start of summer isn’t for another month, but the warm weather that we’ve got right now is clamouring for picnics, sunny patios and long bike rides. I’m digging it. I made this salad last night for part…

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atakilt wat: turmeric-spiced potatoes, carrots & cabbage

Sunday was Mother’s Day. And because my mom isn’t around anymore, I couldn’t make her a meal or call her on the phone. But I pulled out a tablecloth that I had picked up when I was visiting with my dad…

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tastes like spring: rhubarb-raspberry crumb squares

Today is my birthday. It’s sunny out and the whole weekend promises warm weather and good times. I started the day with a strong coffee and this rhubarb-raspberry crumb bar. It’s full of oats and fruit so it’s breakfast in…

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it takes two: one pot mujadara with mashed coconut yams

Nearly six years ago (whoa, has it been that long?) I made koshary, a dish that involved lentils, rice and pretty much every single pot I had at my disposal. The meal was tasty, but it was a lot of…

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on january: green apple and celery salad with walnuts and mustard vinaigrette

Vancouver is covered in fog which is my favourite part about winter in this neck of the woods. Everything is quiet and beautiful with just a hint of a Scooby Doo mystery in the dark. The downtown towers disappear and…

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party down with gougères (aka cheese puffs) + a holiday gift wish list

I know, gougères sounds like fancy food. Delicious, of course, but probably super tricky to make. You might think that these are better left to the professionals or at least the person invited to the holiday party with the perfect…

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