Recipe Index

fall archive

pulled into fall: barley, split pea & greens soup

Something about fall pulls me into soup. Home feels more homey with a stock pot of something nutritious and wholesome simmering on the stove – it’s the comfort factor and the ease in how a meal can come together. This…

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team cabbage: braised cabbage with apples & cumin seeds

Ah spring, you are a fickle one. It’s back to rain here in Vancouver (well, for the moment at least) and while I look at my cute sandals and summer skirts longingly, I’m doing what feels right. So what if…

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yam & bean orange-scented chili

It seems a bit foolish to whip up a big bowful of chili when spring is here. And that’s the wonderful thing about Vancouver – buds and blossoms begin to show their colours in February and by March and into…

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baking with booze: scotch whiskey oat cake

I’m no stranger to baking with booze. I’ve used a red dark ale in cake and some Jack Daniels in a batch of vegan chocolate cupcakes. But I’ve never poured a decent, peaty-tasting scotch into something I was going to…

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cranberry lemon squares

Last week I wanted to bake something for my friend’s 40th birthday. I didn’t want to go the chocolate route since I knew she’d probably get a ton of chocolates as gifts. She, like me, loves the sour so I…

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well-worn: lentil spinach soup

I love playing in the kitchen. Trying new ideas, techniques and recipes keep meals exciting and helps me write up new blog posts. Yet, there’s something comforting with the familiar and well-worn. This lentil soup is a very well-worn recipe.…

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sweet & sour marmalade chicken

While I’ve always been the beneficiary of homemade marmalade, a jar from the lovely Tea, and most recently, a jar from my good friend Kyla, I’ve never purchased any for myself. So when I recently came home with a jar of…

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aloo gobi: potato & cauliflower curry with coconut milk

When I moved to Vancouver I met a punk rock boy. He wasn’t the sort of boy you’d take home to your parents, but it was okay because my family was thousands of miles away, and this tall, skinny musician…

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