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be a believer: pickled prunes with orange zest

Lately, I’ve been on a pickling kick and I currently have in my fridge batches of homemade pickled carrots, pickled red grapes and these lovely pickled prunes. I first discovered the joys of “quickles” years ago when I was unemployed…

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black bean tostadas with sprouted beans & peanuts

Before I get on with the recipe, let me first talk a little bit about Seattle. I’ve always been a bit non-pulsed about the Emerald City, but this time I’ve changed my mind. It’s not just a city with horrible…

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haute egg sandwich

First off, I really want to thank you all for your nice comments on my last post! This blog would have been nothing but a whisper without all of you, so thank you! I’m really touched and still giddy over…

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red hot! cinnamon heart quick pickles

I’ve always been a fan of Valentine’s Day. I don’t care that it’s some made up holiday geared to sell cards, roses and chocolates. I’m a fan of hearts, sprinkles, cupcakes, the colour pink….and I especially can’t wait until those…

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don’t be a hater: bannock-wrapped hot dogs

I like hot dogs. Judge me if you will. The other day we needed a quick lunch and we had some hot dogs but no buns, so I decided to improvise. Last year I had made bannock (which is a…

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i like good smells: fragrant jasmine rice & jerk-spiced tofu

I love stuff that smells good. This soap is one of my favorites and after washing up, it’s hard not to stop sniffing my hands. And a little while ago, I bought this candle and while I haven’t even lit…

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the magical mysterious chimichurri sauce and 2 easy recipes

I’ve been wanting to try a chimichurri sauce for a while now. From what I had read, it’s a traditional Argentinian sauce and marinade for grilled meats, but is used in many Latin American countries. It’s traditionally made with parsley…

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born in the 70′s: braised green cabbage / brown rice with mushrooms

I curse the Vancouver winters for the short amount of daylight. Many days, we don’t even get to see the sun…just grey, grey, grey. The lack of natural light (along with our apartment’s low-energy bulbs) makes my photos brown and…

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