Tag Archives: lemon

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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Pem’s Chocolate & Cranberry Banana Cookies

You know you’ve got a best friend when she demands a birthday post… so in her honour I present Cranberry & Chocolate Banana Cookies of Birthday Celebration!

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Black Olive Tapenade

Alright, on the theme of entertaining, I’ve got another appetizer for you. If you want to impress people with a dip, this is the one to go with. It’s a deep, dark, black olive tapenade. (Photo courtesy of the talented Dominic Tremblay: @d_tremblay on Twitter) And the secret is to use sundried black olives — […]

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Lavender Macarons with White Chocolate & Lemon Ganache

Macarons! They’re trendy, they’re delicious, they’re even gluten-free. They are little works of art! And you know what?  They’re tricky. I’ve had macarons on my Kitchen Bucket List for ages now.  I must admit, they got on there because of their food-blooger-popularity.  I figured it would be supremely fun to give them a go.  Plus, […]

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Lavender & Lemon Quinoa Bars

Ok, food blogging is just so neat! I love the reciprocal recipe factor:  The Lavender & Lemon Pound Cake I created (based on this recipe) became these Lavender, Lemon and Honey Soft Oat Bars  over at one of my most favourite blogs: Food Blog and the Dog.  So of course, I had to see if […]

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Lavender & Lemon Pound Cake

Coming up is the birthday of one of my favourite people in the whole world: Pria! You may remember Pria from previous blogventures such as our trip to San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, or from one of my favourite recipes: her Rajma (Red Kidney Bean Curry)! She’s also the mum of my best friend, […]

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Maple Squash Butter

Sometime last year, I lent my copy of Moosewood Restaurant Celebrates to my fabulous foodie friend, Louise.  And then I forgot about it. Louise then brought me one of the most delicious things I’ve ever tasted: pumpkin butter!   Oh my word, similar to apple butter, but made with pumpkins, this is a spread perfect for […]

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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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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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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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