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Thick and chewy triple-chocolate cookies


The best things come in small (pretty) packages.

Behold! Probably the best cookie in the world.

At least, I think so. One could even make the argument that this tastes more like cake than it does a cookie–but why quibble over delicious little details?

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Pasta with shrimp scampi


What a crazy week! Days filled with overtime and errands, gatherings and cleaning binges—by week’s end, I could scarcely find the energy to cook. But then I remembered my old standby: pasta with shrimp scampi.

You may want to keep this one up your sleeve for those nights when you are too exhausted and broke to make anything except boxed macaroni and cheese. Continue reading

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Spicy chicken skewers


Pretty amazing, I know.

There is something about the summer that makes people ravenous for barbecue. I don’t know if it’s the warm sunshine or the antsy feeling of being caged in during the winter months, but the idea of grilling anything turns me into the kind of crazy similar to those women who go crazy for sample sale wedding dresses.

So I decided to riff. It was my cousin’s baby shower this past weekend and I could think of only one thing to make: chicken skewers with an Asian/Mediterranean/Mexican twist. I had a foolproof trio of flavours in mind and an itch to get back in the food-making game. Continue reading

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How to cook quinoa


In the weeks since posting a couple of recipes using quinoa, I have received a lot of requests on how to properly cook it.

Preparing this gluten-free superfood couldn’t be any more simple. You will learn how to cook quinoa effortlessly and in less than a few steps! 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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