Category Archives: Lactose-Free

Edible Science: Homemade Rock Candy

Sweet treats grown with just two ingredients! Most kids would rather help in the kitchen if the end result is something sweet. While my big kids now tend to prefer savoury treats, when they were little they adored our candy … Continue reading

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Quick Thai-style shrimp or chicken curry

A fast and easy meal that’s packed with flavour! I’ll never forget the first time I tasted a curry dish when in my teens. I took a big bite, impressed with the initial sensation of flavour. Within about ten seconds … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup (Pho Bo)

For winter warming, there’s not much that beats a hot bowl of soup. In my neighbourhood, there are several great spots to enjoy pho, the Vietnamese soup that has entrenched itself as a worldwide favourite. I feel inclined to add … Continue reading

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Classic Baked Beans

Maybe it’s his French-Canadian heritage, or perhaps his years as a starving student, but my husband truly adores eating baked beans. I’m a little ambivalent about them, having been served them for Saturday night dinner every single week for about … Continue reading

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Sweet and Spicy Pickled Pears

I love topping a bowl of greens with fruit all year round. Having jars of pickled fruit in the fridge makes it even easier – add some chopped nuts and you’ve got a salad packed with colour, flavour and texture. … Continue reading

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Guilt-free chocolate mousse pie

Rich and satisfying, your guests might be surprised to learn this pie is actually gluten-free AND vegan! An almond-date crust topped with creamy cocoa-avocado filling makes for a decadent yet healthy dessert option. Continue reading

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Catalan-style appetizer

This is one of my favourite ways to work with anchovies. Often we only think of using them for pizza toppings or in Caesar salad dressings, but they are actually a lot more versatile than you might expect and when … Continue reading

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