Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower is a weekly dish in our household. It’s a healthy alternative as a main dish, but let’s face it, it’s no plate of pasta. I don’t mind cauliflower. It’s not my favourite vegetable, but it’s so good for you that I find ways to enjoy it. Isn’t that the beauty of cooking? Turning something […]

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Chia Pudding Tips

Chia pudding seems to still hold strong for many and to be honest it’s been a while since I had some, until I started this flourless and dairy-less Lent journey (I am on Day 15 by the way). These little seeds are packed full of nutrients and benefits, but it’s not for everyone! When introducing […]

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Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

This year on Valentine’s Day it wasn’t just about romance and love. The holiday was also shared with the first day of Lent. This a Christian time of observance that traditionally  lasts for 40 days, the amount of time Jesus spent wandering in the desert, fighting temptation. (My very quick definition, but not the whole […]

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Strawberry Marscapone Chocolate Cupcakes

Ahh Valentine’s Day! The one time of the year where chocolate and roses are triple in price! I never really cared so much about this holiday until I became a mom. I know, I know, everything changes when you become a parent, but for some reason your attitude towards holidays completely change once you have […]

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Avocado Dressing

We all know how good avocados are for us. These green powerhouses are full of potassium, fibre, healthy fats, antioxidants, and much more. Avocados are so creamy and rich in texture that it is a great choice in adding to a variety of recipes. In the mornings I like to add it onto my eggs […]

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Roasted Chickpeas

I was first introduced to roasted chickpeas about 12 years ago. I was working with a lovely Indian woman who had shared her food with me and from then on I was hooked! Growing up, the only way we ate chick peas was “pasta e ceci”, which translates to chick peas with homemade pasta in […]

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Chicken Broth

There’s nothing more gratifying than a hot bowl of chicken noodle soup. It is such a delight to have on a day like today when it feels like -10. It really isn’t difficult to make your own broth, it’s just one of those things that you need to make on Sundays while the rest of […]

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Cipollata with Fresh Cod

Last night’s dinner was an ode to my childhood. Growing up, I hated cod. I always thought of it as the fishy fish, you know the fish that really smells like fish? As an adult, I love cooking with it, so many possibilities! For dinner, I decided to go with a very traditional dish, la […]

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Classic Shortbread Cookies

There is nothing like a buttery shortbread during the holidays or even with your afternoon tea. This cookie is so versatile that it’s no wonder so many people enjoy making them. You can make them sweet or savoury. Add herbs, fruit, chocolate, the possibilities are endless! I personally like them plain and simple. I have […]

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Pear and Feta Wreath Appetizer

During the holidays, we always want to prepare something special, but realize we can’t do it all at once. We need to find ways to create dishes that we can prepare ahead of time and then just defrost or warm up before serving. Let’s face it people, we aren’t a restaurant, although sometimes that’s what […]

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