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Apple crisp


You know it’s coming: the endless waves of winter sweets. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, or just plain ol’ holiday spirit, undoubtedly yields tons of delicious food. Heck, you’ve probably already been on the dessert wagon since Hallowe’en.

Well, I thought I would kick things off lightly with a simple apple crisp. Nothing too sweet or heavy, just homemade comfort food done in no time. Continue reading

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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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Chocolate Zucchini bread


Have you seen a more perfect loaf?

Yep. Zucchini again. But this time with chocolate—and you can’t argue with that! After my August fritter mayhem, I ended up with a couple extra zucchini lying around. The answer? Riffing on boring, old zucchini bread by making it attractive, moist, and deceptively healthier than other recipes I have come across. Best of all, it’s as easy and budget-friendly as anyone could ask for.
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Zucchini-scallion fritters


Success! My first fritters.

Well now. Apparently the blogosphere has gone into a fritter frenzy—everywhere I look, I see them! Maybe there’s a zucchini surplus? I suppose I drank the Kool-Aid on this one too, thanks to the special summer issue of Everyday Food magazine by Martha Stewart.

In the past month I have made these fluffy, flavourful fritters three times. They are incredibly easy to conjure up and require next to nothing, ingredient-wise. Whether you make them for a snack or a side, I promise this one bowl wonder will ease you into comfort food bliss. Give ’em a whirl! You may find they quickly become a weeknight staple. Continue reading

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Long Weekend Brunch


Smooth, fresh & packed with flavour.

Warm, cheesy & comforting.

For those of you living in Canada, this post might seem a little late; for those of you living in the U.S., this post is right on time. Whether the long weekend has just passed or is quickly approaching, there is no question food is going to be on the brain.

Hopefully during your long weekend the weather was or will be beautiful, as it was here in Vancouver. I find nothing more than some sunshine beaming into my kitchen will put me in the mood to whip up something new and special. Sounds like a cliché from some 1950s happy homemaker advertorial, doesn’t it? Continue reading

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Hearty Turkey Chili


Warm, hearty and astonishingly simple.

Have you noticed the crummy weather lately? Drizzly, cold, death for those of us with allergies–if none of this sounds familiar, I envy you and the paradise you evidently live in! For the past couple of weeks it has been difficult to think of something satisfying and healthy(-ish) to make after long work days spent trekking under downpours and overcast skies.

There are few better ways to feel warm and satisfied on a dreary weeknight than to cozy up with a bowl of chili, a glass of wine and a backlog of TV shows in the PVR queue. 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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