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Moist Chocolate Cake

Okay everyone, I have to say a couple of things up front:

  1. I am sorry for neglecting you. Two weeks ago I started taking a really intense editing class and have also been a wee bit under the weather. But I’m back, still impoverished and hungry, and going full steam ahead.
  2. You’re probably going to see a few more gluten-free posts in the future. I recently came into possession of Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood and it’s changed the way I think about what “healthy” is.

Now, I’m a person who likes vegetables and food that is generally good for me, but good luck getting me to consume grains of any kind unless they are baked into bread or muffins. Consider this Moist Chocolate Cake from Quinoa 365 one heck of a game changer. Continue reading



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Le Pain Quotidien

There's drool on my keyboard. Great.

Word has it spring arrived a little more than a week ago, but I have yet to see any evidence of it. The cherry blossom trees are exploding with pink and white petals along the sidewalks, and the once crisp bite of winter wind has warmed to a balmy rain that seems to dampen the spirits as well as the pavement.

That said, I wanted a pick-me-up that reminded me patience was all I needed before the sun replaced the grey sky. Light fare is always the ticket when I’m feeling gloomy or bored with finding meal solutions, and the meals my sister and I shared at Le Pain Quotidien in Brussels last summer was beckoning for a redux. Continue reading


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Have you ever eaten a dish somewhere and became utterly consumed with duplicating it? Well that somewhere was Nuba, a Lebanese restaurant in downtown Vancouver, and that dish was tabbouleh. What I conjured up isn’t traditional tabbouleh (or tabouli), but for a beginner in Middle Eastern or Mediterranean cooking it will suffice.

Not that this recipe holds a candle to what I ate, but it’s a nice, refreshing substitute. Did I mention it was incredibly easy too? Continue reading


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Roasted Chicken with Smoked Paprika

Guess what? The low-carb diet my boyfriend and I were trying is essentially out the window. It was bound to happen, but we still made some seemingly permanent changes. Back to normal! And back to flavour. What better way to celebrate the special occasion of Diet-Quitting than to indulge in a “no-no” meal of carbs? Carrots and chickpeas: yes please.
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