Tag Archives: carrots

Hearty Pasta with Tomatoes and Chickpeas

A satisfying dish sure to be enjoyed by vegans and omnivores alike This is a hearty, delicious dish that is amazing fresh out of the pan yet seems to taste even better the day after it’s prepared. In the Puglia … Continue reading

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Better Than Takeout Sweet & Sour Shrimp

When I was a kid, as soon as saw the words ‘sweet and sour’ on any Chinese restaurant takeout menu, I simply had to have it. I didn’t care if there was a cup of icky red food colouring in … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Beef, Mushroom and Barley Stew

Some dishes just scream ‘comfort food’ and this is one of them. It’s not fancy nor is it fussy to prepare, but is sure is delicious. The most significant thing about this recipe, and the reason I’m posting it today, … Continue reading

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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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Grilled Lamb Chops with Braised Beet and Cabbage Salad

It’s funny how some dishes can pop into your head, even when they are completely out of season. I mention this because when I spied tender young beets from The Beet Box and a perky head of Napa cabbage from … Continue reading

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Carrot, Turnip and Apple Salad with Maple-Miso Dressing

When many people hear the word miso, the first thing that springs to mind is soup. Although miso certainly does make for very delicious soup, it is a versatile product that can be used in so many other ways. Like … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Feast – the Winter Edition

During the height of the growing season, visiting the Ottawa Farmers’ Market (OFM) is my version of a kid’s trip to the candy store. The selection and quality of the products available is dazzling, and sets my mind spinning about all … Continue reading

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