Monthly Archives: February 2016

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie in Portobello Mushroom Caps

The more I learn about preparing vegan food, the more I am genuinely learning to love it. I’ll probably always be an omnivore but it feels great to serve up appealing meatless meals a few times each week and I … Continue reading

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Cookbook Review and a recipe: Healthy Dairy Free Desserts

It seems more and more people are looking for dairy free options these days. I often get asked about transitioning away from conventional milk products in cooking and am slowly but surely learning about how to make great tasting dishes … Continue reading

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The Queen of Cocktails

Combining freshly-squeezed orange juice with a turmeric and ginger-infused simple syrup makes for one heck of a delicious cocktail. I’ve chosen to make mine with vodka, a natural pairing with orange, but I’m sure it would be just as delicious … Continue reading

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Fresh orange sorbet with candied peel

I know we’re past the midpoint of winter, but it feels like summer’s warmth is a long way away. My cure for cold-weather blues is to cram as much citrus fruit as possible into myself, which usually means I come … Continue reading

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Seared steak with pizzaiola sauce

I’ve never been much of a meat and potatoes gal. Don’t get me wrong – I love eating meat and I’m pretty fond of spuds too, but I like my plates put together a little more creatively. This year, for … Continue reading

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Crispy Cider Vinegar and Sea Salt Roasted Chickpeas

Did you know that 2016 is the International Year of Pulses? I am trying to incorporate a lot more pulses – including delicious, good-for-you lentils, dried beans and chickpeas – into my cooking this year. Like other pulses, chickpeas are … Continue reading

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Smoked Cheddar Stuffed Meatballs with Cheesy Beer Sauce

Meatballs are the perfect party food. A perennial favourite, these one-bite wonders are simple to prepare, versatile to serve and easy to eat. You can make them as plain or as spicy as you like, and dish ‘em up with … Continue reading

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