Kale Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

A few weeks ago, as I was savouring lunch, I mused over the food I was eating. My lunch consisted of a curried carrot & turnip soup with a dollop of yogurt, along with a slice of wholegrain bread. Both the soup and yogurt were homemade using organic ingredients. The produce (onions, carrots, turnips) came …

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Orange Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Pour toi, maman. This will be the third Christmas that we don’t spend in the kitchen together, cooking our traditionally ambitious menu for the festivities. I still feel your presence in the family kitchen; echoes of our playful moods and of your laughter… our precious bonding time which is forever lost. This orange salad with …

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Golden Beet Salad with Toasted Seeds

I can’t tell you how many times I had to intervene between Jason and his Tofurkey sandwich. Two soy-based sausages between two bare slices of non-toasted bread. And me, screaming: “WAIT!” just as he’s about to take a first bite. I can’t bear to watch him eat such a boring meal. He sees food as …

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Zucchini-Speckled Yogurt Corn Bread

Yogurt is one of the foods I can’t live without. I started making it at home 3-4 years ago, after I watched and learned from a Bulgarian master. It was scary at first, but it quickly became a habit. Every two weeks, there’s a large pot of organic milk on my stove while I’m busy …

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Sweet Potato & Apple Cakes

  And one last apple recipe to conclude September’s “apple fest” on Craving Greens. I hope you’ve enjoyed the journey. These sweet potato & apple cakes are delicious as an appetizer, a side dish or even as the main event. Why not serve them on a bed of greens? – “They’re kind of like crab …

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Curried Apple & Carrot Slaw

Apple season has arrived and I am feeling inspired. For the past six or seven years, my friend Namita and I have gone apple picking together. It’s a tradition we look forward to every fall. One year, we even rented a car so that we could get to the orchard! How’s that for dedication? There …

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Zucchini Salad with Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Our neighbourhood recently got the addition of not one, but two new grocery stores. Both opened in early August, and they are located a mere 800 meters from each other! What a treat for foodies. I just snooped around Les 5 saisons for the first time yesterday. It’s a high-end store where you can expect to find expensive …

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Roasted Tomato & Millet Casserole

Summer is slowly creeping away. The days are getting shorter and the sunlight feels different, weaker. Another summer, another year. Soon, the windows will be closed during our sleep. Soon, the box of warm clothes will come down from the closet shelf. This recipe is my all-time favourite summer dish. My mom used to make …

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Raw Kale Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

I like nice people. My neighbour Louis surprised me with a bagful of fresh kale from his garden yesterday. He’s one of the lucky few to enjoy a plot at the community garden next to our apartment building. Over the past few weeks, he’s generously shared with me some of his plants and harvest. Have …

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Mexican Quinoa Salad

  We returned from our trip a few days ago and I spent the weekend easing back into the routine. Grocery shopping, yogurt-making, unpacking… pretty much in that order. You know, priorities. On Sunday, we went for a long bike ride to Parc Jean Drapeau on Sainte-Hélène and Notre-Dame islands. There is a world festival going on …

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