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Pumpkin Spice French Toast

I love French toast, and it seems to have become my Monday morning treat.  In a change from my regular Almond French Toast, I thought I’d try something new and mix some of my leftover pumpkin puree into the batter.   The French toast was a little bit soggier than usual with the extra pumpkin, […]

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Kale, Gruyère & Pony Bean Panade

I may have just discovered my favourite food of all time: Panade.  What is a panade you may ask?  Well, it’s a savoury bread pudding that tastes like French onion soup with soggy bread.  Which I know is not the most appealing-sounding thing — but think about it: a bread casserole baked in veggie stock […]

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Whole Wheat Chapati

I am back to my exploration of flatbreads (remember the chickpea flour pancakes and gluten-free pita?) What fun it is to toss some dough in a pan, and end up with fresh bread! These chapati are my first attempt at my favourite Indian flatbread. Yes, I do even prefer them to buttery & soft naan. […]

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English Rarebit

One last recipe in the installment of Cottage Recipes: English Rarebit… or my take on it anyway. Over in the UK, you can find a cheesy snack on most pub menus: Welsh Rarebit (or Welsh Rabbit), toasted bread covered with a molten cheddar cheese/ale/mustard mixture.  A similar concept is English Rarebit, made with wine instead […]

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Eggs in a Basket

Weekend Brunch!!!  What a great time to take a couple extra minutes to put together something healthy and delicious.  And around here, weekend brunch either means French Toast, sourdough pancakes, or eggs.  Today was an eggy morning, and the perfect time to have some Eggs in a Basket. We also call this Eggs in a […]

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Almond French Toast

This is my go-to French Toast recipe.  It came about after I made an amazing dessert for Christmas dinner a couple years ago with poached pears and a cream cheese topping that had both vanilla and almond extract added to it.  The combination wowed me, and it sprung to mind when I made a French […]

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Quick Bread: Quinoa & Flax Seed Gluten-Free Bread

As you’ve probably gathered, I’m a big fan of challenges in the kitchen and blog world!  I find that they keep me motivated to eat healthily, and to come up with new ideas.  What a great source of inspiration to see what everyone else is cooking up on a similar theme! This week, I’m a […]

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Daring Cooks: Gluten-Free Mezze

Time for another Daring Cooks Challenge!  And what a great one it is!  The 2010 February Daring Cooks challenge was hosted by Michele of Veggie Num Nums. Michele chose to challenge everyone to make mezze based on various recipes from Claudia Roden, Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Dugid. Mezze is the Middle Eastern version of tapas.  […]

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Opera makes for some awesome bread

As I’ve been performing for the last two weeks (you know, the “Opera” part of “Kitchen Operas”), the routine has gotten a little out of whack.  There have been lots of quick meals, and lots of eating on the run. In order to regain some stability in my life yesterday, I thought it was time […]

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Feeding a Sourdough Starter

After much reading of bread books, and research on The Fresh Loaf forums, I have come up with a system for feeding my two pets sourdough starters living with me, so that they can feed me with bread! I have two sourdough starters right now, a whole wheat starter that I built up from scratch, […]

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