Recipe Index

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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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easier than you think: lemon roasted chicken & vegetables

One of my favorite meals is a roasted chicken. I’m always shocked when I hear that people just don’t make it from scratch. Sure it’s easy to pick up a roasted bird from Whole Foods, but c’mon, this doesn’t take…

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a blast from the past: creamy vegan carrot ginger soup

I love a good carrot ginger soup but I haven’t had a bowl in ages. Funny thing is that I used to make this soup all the time. Then along came my soup-hating husband who certainly didn’t enjoy a carrot-ginger…

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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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lentils with fennel, kale & sausage

This weekend we finally got snow, and while most of us Vancouverites are total winter wimps, I admit to loving my Saturday night in the snow. We walked to the newly renovated Waldorf to celebrate a friend’s birthday and by…

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rising to the challenge: cinnamon buns with dried cranberries & lemon zest

Sometimes in order to attain comfort you must move outside your comfort zone. I shy away from finicky recipes. Complicated steps and unfamiliar ingredients scare me a little bit. But I do push myself to try new techniques or try…

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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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