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warm up with winter squash, red lentil & tofu curry

It’s definitely winter-ish outside.The air is crisp and cold and it rains more often than not. Yesterday I wore my winter coat for the first time and while I was glad for the warmth it also was a bit of…

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packing on the pancakes: apple pancakes for two

A couple of weekends ago, some friends and I, drove out into the country in search of fancy apples. Last year, at the UBC Apple Festival, I had my first taste of a Belle de Boskoop and I was hooked.…

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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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killing me softly: wine-braised short ribs

It’s been pouring rain outside all day long. While I would have rather been inside working (although I did manage to do some of that too), I also ran about doing things like renewing my driver’s license (I don’t drive,…

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autumn sweets: salted honey caramel apples

This Halloween I wanted to make something special for our friends. We had a few scary movies planned but I wanted to make an autumn treat. When I saw 101 Cookbook‘s recipe for caramel apples, I was instantly won over.…

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it’s halloween: vampire soup

I’m not one for kitchy names, but I had this soup for dinner last night and it’s one and only purpose was to get rid of a cold. I woke up feeling under the weather and I didn’t want to…

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warm lentil & butternut squash salad with tahini dressing

Normally when autumn arrives, it arrives with a shove. There’s rain every day and grey skies day in and day out. However, this fall, we Vancouverites seem blessed. It’s sunny, there’s a nip to the air that I find refreshing,…

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you don’t need sassy, you need spice cake

Some of the best things, when put to paper, oftentimes just don’t sound that spectacular. Spice cake? Really? It just doesn’t have the ring of awesomeness. Holy-Mother-Flipping-Totally-Rad-Spice-Cake, maybe. Please do not let the lackluster photo or hum-drum name sway you…

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