Category: Recipes

Spiced Chocolate Smoothie

I love smoothies for breakfast – they’re quick, easy, and can be packed full of nutrition and flavour.  They are, however, not as much fun in the winter.  A cold breakfast on a cold morning usually doesn’t do it for me.  Especially when the sun doesn’t show its face until 8 am (if at all). 

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Spicy Miso Soup

I’ve had spicy miso soup at least once a week for almost two months now. It comes together quickly and is warming on these cold and rainy days. I promised you all a recipe a while back, but I can’t seem to make this soup the same way twice. So, I’m giving you a recipe

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Wendy’s Peanut Butter Cookies

One of my favorite treats growing up was my mother’s homemade peanut butter cookies. They were perfect for dunking into a glass of cold milk. I remember watching my mother sitting in the living room, wooden spoon and mixing bowl on her lap, watching the news while she creamed together the butter and sugar. My

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Carrot, Ginger and Cardamom Soup

Fall has officially arrived. I love this time of year; the mornings are dewy, the evenings crisp, and the air is blustery. It’s time of year to get cozy and enjoy things that make us feel warm, from the inside out. I have a recipe for you that will do just that. This soup won’t

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How to Make Your Own Pesto

Traditional pesto is made with basil, olive oil, pine nuts, garlic and Parmesan cheese. It’s delicious served with pasta, spread on sandwiches, and as a base for your favorite homemade pizza. The problem is, it can be expensive to make. Pine nuts are not cheap and those tiny plastic containers of basil at the grocery

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Green Bean Kimchi

Earlier this month, I was inspired by Desiree Nielsen to make kimchi. I had seen her whip up a quick batch on Breakfast Television and thought it was time that I give it a go. There was only one problem: I didn’t have any cabbage in the house. Although we have several grocery stores within

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Turnip, Chard and Bacon Hash

Hash is a wonderful dish to make for Sunday brunch. It’s also a great weeknight dinner, if you’re a breakfast-for-dinner person, like me. Hash is best when you use leftovers for the starch component, but you can start with fresh turnips and it works out just fine (instructions are given for fresh). If you don’t

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How to Rescue a Stale Baguette

Make Crostini! You’ll save five bucks on the store bought kind and be a food waste hero at the same time.  Here’s how: 1. Thinly slice the baguette. 2. Toss with olive oil and your choice of dried herbs. 3. Lay slices on baking sheet and bake at 350°C for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown.

Pasta with Garlic Scape Pesto

Pasta is one of my go-to dinner dishes. Why? It’s quick, easy, and leftovers are perfect for lunch the next day. One of my favorite ways to serve pasta is with pesto. While I do love a traditional basil pesto, I make it out of a lot of other things. I’ve learned that pretty much

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