Beyond Greens: The New Cycle

I’m back. Did you miss me? I allowed myself to take a few weeks off from the blog as I transition into a new phase of my life. I hope you understand.  On May 1st, a new cycle began. For many personal reasons, I decided to take one year off from work. It was a …

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Roasted Beet & Sorghum Salad with Ginger-Lime Vinaigrette

It’s the first winter that I get the majority of my vegetables from a CSA, and it forces me to align my cooking with the seasons. I won’t lie to you: It’s been challenging. Every week, I get a new supply of root vegetables – more than I know what to do with. But I’m …

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Vegan Mediterranean Cabbage Rolls

Montreal got a big snow storm yesterday – the first “real” storm of the season. A few hours in, Jason and I got excited and we (almost seriously) considered to cross-country ski through the snow-covered streets of downtown. We took our skiing gear out of storage last week and both of us are getting antsy to use …

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Sesame Soba Noodle Salad

  Aren’t sesame seeds awesome? They’re crunchy (that’s always a good thing); tasty (even more so when toasted); healthy (excellent source of calcium); suited for all types of dishes (sweet and savoury); sesame oil is the ultimate asian flavour (in my humble opinion); and don’t get me started on tahini (i.e., I put it in …

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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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Spicy Braised Greens with Poached Egg

  Spring is here! Every March, I get the recurring urge to grow stuff. Unfortunately, apartment living means that I’m limited to a balcony, so my dream of having a full blown vegetable garden has been on hold for many years. When I moved into this place, I was thrilled to find a community garden right …

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Roasted Beets with Orange Vinaigrette

  Spring is a wonderful time of the year to cleanse. I recently did a 3-day cleanse / juice fast and I’m always amazed at how significant the rewards are. Sure, the process is rather painful. Especially on the first day, where you feel lethargic and often experience unpleasant headaches. But I find that it’s …

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