Tag Archives: dinner party

Sweet Potato & Roasted Garlic Gluten-Free Tart

Sometimes you just need sweet potatoes. And to herald the season of root veggies, I’ve put them in a savoury tart. This is not just any tart, this one is gluten-free and absolutely divine. I took it to a barbecue with our friends Mike & Tanya, and we really enjoyed slices of this tart along […]

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Cilantro-Ginger Veggie Dumplings

I’ve been having a little too much fun catching up on foodie TV shows, and I have really enjoyed this season’s Top Chef Canada and The F Word (if you’re in Canada, you can watch them here). On one episode of The F Word, they featured Chinese dumplings, and I had to eat them immediately. […]

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Morel & Cremini Mushroom Tart with Juliette

They had gorgeous, earthy morel mushrooms at my grocery store!  Can you believe it? They are my favourite mushrooms, and a wonderful sign of spring! I love them more than just about any flavour on the planet (maybe only surpassed by ginger and dark chocolate)! The grocery store also had one of my favourite cheeses: […]

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Acorn Squash & Chickpea Crumble with Collard Greens

There’s a veggie food blog I read, Food Blog and The Dog (Cook Eat Live Vegetarian), where somehow, every post is something I want to eat.  This was especially true of the Butternut Squash and Chickpea Crumble with Caramelised Onions, Cream Cheese & Oaty Cheddar Topping.  Which looked so divine, I had to make it […]

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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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Mixed Mushroom Soup

My Mum is famous in our family for her amazing soups.  She makes two that are my world-favourite soups: a roasted veggie soup with about a million cloves of garlic, and a mixed mushroom soup! I could eat her mushroom soup twice a day for the rest of my life, and when I finally pestered […]

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Whole Wheat Eggplant & Kale Pizza with Garlic Scape Pesto

Ohhh, I think that making extra whole wheat pizza dough and freezing it (when I made Whole Wheat Calzones) was a brilliant idea!  I was able to make a divine thin-crust pizza from scratch in about 30 minutes! I took out the dough in the morning and let it come to room temperature to defrost.  […]

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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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Daring Cooks: Gruyère Cheese & Tarragon Soufflé

Dave and Linda from Monkeyshines in the Kitchen chose Soufflés as our November 2010 Daring Cooks’ Challenge! Dave and Linda provided two of their own delicious recipes plus a sinfully decadent chocolate soufflé recipe adapted from Gordon Ramsay’s recipe found at the BBC Good Food website. Oh, Daring Cooks challenge, you have inspired me again! […]

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Quince Tart with Maple Caramel

I have a new favourite dessert: a quince tart with a maple caramel and a buttery whole wheat crust. Have you met quince before?  (Remember my Quince Clafoutis?)  It’s my favourite fruit: looks like an apple, and smells like the most floral perfumed fruit you’ll ever find!  It’s quince time right now in Toronto, and […]

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