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Tag: carrots

salad days: warm or cold farro salad with asian vinaigrette

I’ve played around with farro before – throwing it into a root vegetable soup and a couple salads, but because my everyday market didn’t carry it, I only used it occasionally  But last year I moved out of Chinatown where farro was…

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carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

I love carrot cake. Besides my mom’s famous chocolate chip bundt cake, her other most requested cake was carrot cake. It was chock full of walnuts and raisins and it was thankfully without pineapple. I love pineapple but it’s my…

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epic prep: bún vermicelli bowl with tofu

A couple weeks ago, we found ourself in our old neighbourhood and decided to visit the Union, a restaurant that I’ve visited a few times with friends, but never with my husband. We ordered drinks and I ordered their bún…

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nicely spiced: chickpea & carrot salad with fried almonds

May is birthday month. In my small surviving family, my dad, my brother and me were all born in May. Now that I’ve joined forces with my husband and his small family, we can add another birthday at the tail-end…

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jump on the salad party bandwagon: chopped salad platter

The week before a craft show is full of crazy. Even though I prepped and planned a whole lot earlier than I would normally do, it’s still causing me stress. New designs, new products, a cute new garland for my…

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dowdy vegetables: cabbage, potato, carrot soup

At the moment, my fridge contains a dark green cluster of bitter rapini, a bag of red-stained blood oranges and 2 bulbs of fennel. It’s food like this – bitter, sharp and interesting, that helps to make February – and…

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a respite from the crazy: white bean, yam & kale stew (with sausage)

It’s been a crazy, stressful time over here at ELS HQ. This past weekend I wrapped up a very busy 2-day craft fair (thanks to all of you who stopped by and said hi!) and mailed out a bunch of…

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weekend breakfast: hash & eggs

Over the weekend, instead of worrying about all the work that I have coming up, I decided to chill out a bit. It’s hard because I’m not the most laid back human. I’m always fussing, worrying and multi-tasking while wondering…

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