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Crispy chili-lime roasted chickpeas

A crunchy snack and great garnish too! I’m a sucker for crunchy toppings of all kinds and crispy chickpeas are a particular favourite, adding a burst of delicious protein to my day. I love tucking them into lunch boxes for … Continue reading

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Sweet and Sour Cucumber ‘noodle’ Salad

If you haven’t heard of spiralizing, be forewarned: I am most definitely on the bandwagon. It’s not a new exercise trend, nor is it a way to turn straight hair into luscious Disney princess locks. Spiralizing is the process of … 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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Gooseberry-Red Currant Gin Fizz

I’m not a big fan of overly sweet drinks. My tastes seem to run more towards the tart end of the taste spectrum and I love a cocktail that is discernably sour, though not mouth-puckeringly so. This variation on the … Continue reading

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Sautéed Mixed Greens

I have always been a huge fan of greens. As a kid, one of my favourite jobs in our family’s large vegetable garden was thinning the beets because I knew it meant later that day I’d get to enjoy a … Continue reading

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Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Salsa

I just cannot get enough of juicy, ripe local strawberries. While we are now fortunate to be able to enjoy them all summer long thanks to everbearing plants, there is something irresistible about the first crop in June. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Grilled Salmon with Asian Flavours

Grilling is such an easy way to prepare fish. Not only is it super speedy, since fish cooks very quickly over high heat, it’s also healthy and flavourful. Salmon’s mild flavour lends itself to all kinds of seasonings and I … Continue reading

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