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Arugula Salad with Pickled Red Onions in a Lemony Vinaigrette

This summer I was fortunate to eat again at my favourite west-coast spot: Chez Panisse. As part of my decadent meal, I had a gorgeous salad: “Willey Farms Eggplant & Rocket Salad with Red Onions & Mint” It was so good, I’ve been eating nothing but lemony arugula salads at home.  And then Solveig introduced […]

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A Foodie Catch-up: The arrival of Spring/Summer & BBQ Pizza

Oh my goodness, I feel like I have so very much catching up to do with you all!  So I’m going to cram a bunch of foodie goodness into one post and then get back to recipes for all the new stuff going on in this kitchen! Before this lovely weather rolled around, we were […]

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Raw Vegan Pad Thai (or Noodle Salad with a Spicy Almond Dressing)

So earlier this week, I picked up a bag of kelp noodles (the Sea Tangle brand, if you’re wondering), and stuck them in the fridge. “What the heck are kelp noodles????“, you may be asking?  Well, they are just like they sound.  They’re made from kelp (seaweed) and have no taste of their own, so […]

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Tanya’s Caesar Salad

My friend Tanya makes the best Caesar salad.  Seriously.  I don’t even eat Caesar salad because there can so frequently be sneaky-fish in the dressing (anchovies or Worchestershire sauce) — but this one is veggie-safe! And it is not only so good, it’s so easy.  You’ll be putting it on everything.  I’m dreaming of Caesar […]

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Zucchini Salad with Garlicky Miso Tahini Dressing

Ohhh yum.  I like this salad so much I’ve had it for lunch two days in a row. On day one, it looked like this (spiral-cut zucchini & carrots thanks to my veggie spiral slicer!): On day two (today), I got creative and added some extra stuff: I liked the “extra stuff” so much that […]

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Warm Gingery Watercress Salad

So, I don’t have cable TV… because if I did, I would be in the kitchen every 5 minutes making whatever they’re doing on the Food Network.  You see, I am highly food-suggestible, and if I see something I want to try I have to have it NOW and can’t think about anything else until […]

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How to Roast Squash

The very best part of Fall?  Squash! Pumpkins!! Roasted Veggies!  (And ignoring the bloggers from the Southern Hemisphere who are posting luscious spring/summer fruit finds!!! — Katey and Kate, I’m looking at you!) I love roasted squash, and acorn squash is no exception!  You don’t need to worry about adding any sweet stuff (although you’re […]

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Vegan Green Mango Salad

I crave mango salad.  In fact, it is one of my favourite things.  However, I don’t eat it very often as I am afraid of sneaky fish sauce making its way into the otherwise very veggie-friendly salad.  I’ve found fish sauce in mango salads one too many times after being assured that the salad would […]

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Red Quinoa Lemony Tabouli

Yesterday was the perfect day for a picnic in the park, so I whisked away my dear friend Ashley, and we had a gorgeous lunch: (which happened to be gluten-free and vegan) My contribution was this quinoa tabouli, made from red quinoa and flavoured with tons of lemon.  Oh yes, refreshing, filling, but still light […]

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Watermelon, Feta & Mint Salad

One of my all-time favourite combinations: sweet watermelon and salty feta.  The pairing is ultimately delicious, and I can’t get enough of it.  If there is anything resembling a watermelon salad on a menu, it has to be mine! This salad is so simple, and so it depends on the quality of both the watermelon […]

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