Crunchy Maple Turmeric Granola

There are two reasons why this granola is special. One, it’s incredibly crunchy – more so than your average granola; and two, it includes turmeric which adds an intriguing depth of flavour. I make a batch of granola every couple of weeks so there are plenty of opportunities for experimenting. Yet, I’ve been baking this version on repeat lately, …

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Jerusalem Artichoke & Rosemary Soup

Happy New Year! Have you made resolutions yet? Do these include kale by any chance? Just teasing. I’m not big on new year’s resolutions myself, but I agree that taking an honest look at your life on a regular basis is healthy whether that’s in January or not.  My friend Charles recently gifted me two bags of Jerusalem artichokes from his …

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Middle Eastern Stuffed Zucchini

Aside from these stuffed zucchini, I’ve got two more recipes lined up for you before I’m ready to move on to fall produce. I do realize that fall starts today and you’re probably salivating for apples and butternut squash already. But let’s hold on to summer for a little longer shall we? Don’t get me …

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Creamy Green Smoothie

  I like smoothies that are thick and creamy without being icy. I like topping them with superfoods like hemp or chia seeds, bee pollen, nuts and / or berries. And more often than not, homemade granola. The final result must inevitably be savoured with a spoon and it always feels like such a treat …

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Sweet & Sour Breakfast Salad

Are you a sweet or salty type when it comes to breakfast? Without fail, I choose sweet. Sweet as in yogurt, fruit, granola. Toast with PB&J and sliced banana. Brunch, however, is another story. You’ll never catch me ordering pancakes or waffles in a restaurant. Brunch is for savoury dishes in my book (i.e., runny …

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Edamame & Miso Dip

Last time we talked, life was very hectic to say the least. While I can’t say that everything is back to normal, some things are behind us and I’m grateful for that. Jason and I moved into a new apartment, nearly double the size of our previous place. In the dead of winter, no less. …

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Arugula & Lentil Salad with Strawberry-Balsamic Dressing

Who’s crazy enough to turn the oven on these days? With humidex, it’s been 35C for the past couple of days and eating a hot meal feels as intuitive as eating ice cream to warm up from the blizzard. A new community centre opened up in our neighbourhood this month, so we’ve been cooling off …

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Creamy Mango & Rhubarb Smoothie

I can vaguely recall having eaten raw rhubarb dipped in sugar as a child. Its crunchy texture and shocking tartness, and the relief that was simultaneously provided by the sugar granules. That, of course, did not happen at home. By the time I was 7 or 8 years old, my parents had banned sugar from …

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Quinoa & Asparagus Tabbouleh

I can almost hear her stupefaction. “Quinoa? And asparagus? In TABBOULEH?” (insert dramatic intonation). Oh yes, I dared. One of my nearest and dearest friends, Maroquine, is Lebanese. And more than anyone else I know, she knows good food. I hope she forgives me for adding a new twist to this classic Lebanese dish. I …

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Rhubarb, Apple & Ginger Crumble

In case you’re wondering, the transition into sabbatical mode went by smoothly. Between the time spent at the garden, setting up our balcony garden, and more experimenting in the kitchen, the days have been flying by. Jason and I are also taking this opportunity to travel. We went to Lake Placid in the Adirondacks for some …

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