Monthly Archives: November 2018

Festive maple snack mix

A sweet-salty-spicy treat! My mom’s savoury nuts ‘n bolts were a highlight of the holiday snacks menu when I was growing up. I loved every component – the Cheerios, pretzels, peanuts and Shreddies, not to mention the tangy sauce that … Continue reading

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Mushroom seasoned salt

A delicious way to add flavour to lots of dishes! The subtle, earthy and rich flavour that mushrooms, yeast, truffles, anchovies, strong cheese and other elements add to foods is called umami. It’s often called the fifth flavour (after salty, … Continue reading

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Chocolate dipping spoons

An edible holiday gift the kids can make! These spoons – perfect for stirring extra deliciousness into a mug of hot chocolate, steamed milk or coffee – were one of our favourite teachers’ gifts for years. Easy enough for the … Continue reading

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Fluffy Oatmeal Pancakes

A healthy, satisfying breakfast option! For me, pancakes have always been one of those breakfasts that taste great, but are rarely wholesome enough to keep me full all morning. Maybe I were able to eat a huge stack, say 8 … Continue reading

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No-bake lemon coconut squares

One of those ‘bet you can’t eat just one’ treats! I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love it when I taste something new-to-me that’s incredible. My typical reaction is that I cannot wait to get home and try … Continue reading

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Instant Pot cabbage roll stew

All the flavour, none of the fuss! I had never tasted cabbage rolls until I was in university and my roommate decided she needed to teach me how to make one of her favourite dishes. What a revelation – so … Continue reading

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Creamy orzo with mushrooms and spinach

Super speedy one-pot stovetop pasta dish I have been noticing a lot of one-pot dishes popping up on my social media feed lately. The funny thing, however, is that a lot of them aren’t actually one-pot meals. The meat and … Continue reading

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