winter archive

mexican-spiced lentils with sweet potatoes

Vancouver has had summer weather since April! That’s pretty much unheard of in the rainy Pacific Northwest. Climate change is real, y’alls. Right now, though, we’re going through a cloudy patch and I’m choosing to welcome it with a flavourful…

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unfussy eats: chickpea veggie bowl with lemon tahini dressing

Please ignore the bad photos because they do not convey the deliciousness contained within! Bowl eating is my kind of food. A bunch of stuff, usually a mix of vegetables and grains, get mixed into a bowl and covered in…

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atakilt wat: turmeric-spiced potatoes, carrots & cabbage

Sunday was Mother’s Day. And because my mom isn’t around anymore, I couldn’t make her a meal or call her on the phone. But I pulled out a tablecloth that I had picked up when I was visiting with my dad…

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rummies everywhere rejoice: easy french rum cake

I went jean shopping a little while ago and bought a pair of jeans. I loved them so much that I went back and bought a second pair. I do that a lot – find something I love and buy…

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kind of green: cream of celery soup

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and I’m not wearing a bit of green. I’m not drinking green beer or eating colcannon, Irish soda bread or even braised cabbage. What I did do was make this delicious green-ish soup on Sunday night.…

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quick comfort meal: pasta with cabbage & leeks

This is my take on haluski, a traditional Polish dish made with pasta and cabbage – a perfect weeknight meal because it all comes together quickly. And it’s affordable (uh, cabbage!) that probably uses ingredients that you’ve got hidden away in the fridge…

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ten long years: blood orange poppy seed loaf

Holy crap. I’ve been doing this food blog thing for 10 years. Happy freaking blog-o-birthday-versary to me! It’s kind of a big deal big milestone so I did the one thing I knew I had to do. Bake a cake. Well, it’s…

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back in the saddle: lentil & sweet potato chili

I’ve been going through a serious cooking funk lately. On Friday night, I scorched not just one pan of rice, but two. Have you ever burnt rice? The odour it leaves throughout your home is horrific and omnipresent. Now times…

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