Recipe Index

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creepy eats: terror of the octo-dogs!!!

While I’m not one of those people who go crazy for Halloween, I’m a subtle fan. I love getting together with friends and watching cheesy horror movies, carving jack-o-lanterns and walking around the neighbourhood seeing all the kids trick or…

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how to eat your vegetables: late summer stewed vegetables

Can I tell you something? It’s stupid and I know it, but sometimes I’m afraid of my vegetable drawer. Well, what’s in it to be exact. Being a member of a farm share is beyond wonderful, but it can be…

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green curlicues: arugula & garlic scape pesto

We’ve been with our CSA for a few years now and it’s always been a bit of a slow go. The first share is small but slowly, as the farming season ramps up, each consecutive share gets bigger and bigger.…

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sweet yams in the summertime: southwest potato salad

After my last few posts of cakes, muffins and cookies, I figured I better post a salad. I made this for dinner the other night because I wanted to use up the yams lingering around my vegetable drawer. Truth be…

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wake-up call: banana, coconut, & lime muffins

Oh hi, thanks for sticking around while I got a bit overwhelmed with everything. I’m not sure if in the past week or two I was buried under work and commitments or whether I was a bit grateful to take…

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curried red lentil & mushroom burgers (& a recipe for homemade mayonnaise)

It’s been a while since I’ve made some veggie burgers, but when faced with a major cupboard clean-up, coming up with recipes from meager beginnings is a fun challenge. I had a small amount of red lentils in my cupboard…

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sesame dip of goodness

My friend introduced me to an amazing dip and I’ve become sorta addicted to it. She calls it The Sesame Dip of Goodness. It is. However, you probably wouldn’t give it a second look. It’s beige and a bit lumpy…

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sticky baked lentils & pinto beans

Last weekend, I was still in pantry cleaning mode. I spied a jar of dried pinto beans and decided to put them to boil – no soaking required since the beans themselves were pretty fresh. Some more pantry digging revealed…

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