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Dark Chocolate Mint Brownies

Ohhhhhhhh I have found my most favourite brownies of all time — and they are gluten-free! The lovely Nicole and I had a dinner and a movie night, and after dinner we wanted a little something sweet. I’ve had my eye on a dark chocolate brownie recipe from gluten-free goddess ever since I started eating […]

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Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad with Cilantro Mint Pesto

I did a really good clean out of the fridge today — and realized I didn’t have any ready-to-go healthy food in there. So I immediately put a pot of water on the stove and cooked up some quinoa. I’ve really been enjoying grain salads lately, and quinoa salad is one of my favourites. So […]

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Quinoa Tabbouleh Stuffed Bell Peppers

I had some of my bridesmaids over for a lovely tea cocktail party, and we of course needed nibblies. The morning of the party, I was preparing all of my dips, spreads, gluten-free crackers, and cocktail ingredients. I then hopped in the shower and had a brainwave! I had mini bell peppers in the fridge, […]

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Kumarakom houseboat

India: Kumarakom, Kerala

Our adventures through Kerala (in South India) continued to Kumarakom — land of the backwaters and the houseboats that serenely glide down the waters.

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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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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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Prickly Pear Sorbet with Lime & Mint

I bought prickly pears.  And then I had to figure out what to do with them! Prickly pears are the fruit of the prickly pear cactus — the same cactus that bears the nopales leaves I discovered in San Miguel, and used in my black bean quesadillas.  My friend Paddy mentioned eating the fruits growing […]

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Cashew & Almond Soba Noodle Salad

I didn’t quite make it in by July, but phew!  Another Daring Cooks’ Challenge, and I get to make my own nut butter! The July 2010 Daring Cooks’ Challenge was hosted by Margie of More Please and Natashya of Living in the Kitchen with Puppies. They chose to challenge Daring Cooks to make their own […]

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Mango Mojito Sorbet

My favourite adult drink on earth?  Mojitos.  It’s the mint + lime combo that I love so much, and I was craving it tonight.  So I got all mixological with my food processor and made a mojito-inspired dessert: Mango Mojito Sorbet. As long as you have some frozen fruit on hand, you can mix it […]

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