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A mostly make-ahead fancy vegetarian feast

Perfect for date night…or any night! Move over, meat and potatoes. When it comes to making a special dinner at home, why not try a new approach to menu planning? Vegetarian meals by their very nature are colourful and appealing; … Continue reading

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Roasted beet, garlic and walnut pesto

A tasty twist that’s as delicious as it is colourful! I love making big batches of traditional basil pesto each summer and often have enough tucked into the freezer to enjoy all winter long. Over the past few years, I’ve … Continue reading

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Grilled Portobellos stuffed with quinoa, pesto and grilled vegetables

If you’d asked my husband a few years ago what his least-favourite vegetable was, he would probably have said zucchini. Thanks to a lot of experimentation, he’s changed his tune, a fact he expressed when tasting this delightful stuffed mushroom … Continue reading

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Roasted new potatoes with grilled scape pesto and peas

I was Out Of My Mind Excited when the Ottawa Farmers’ Market asked me if I’d like to participate in their Farmers Feast challenge. It’s kind of like those black box competitions featured on some cooking shows, except without the … Continue reading

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Barley Salad with Pesto and Vegetables

This salad offers style and substance. Crunchy vegetables blended with tangy pesto and creamy barley make for a pretty and delicious plate of goodness, served on its own or with a protein. It’s a terrific salad to take to the … Continue reading

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Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables and Pesto

I discovered quinoa 20 years ago thanks to a tip from a dear friend who was teaching in Ecuador at the time. It is an ancient plant whose grain-like seeds contain protein, essential amino acids, as well as phosphorus, magnesium … Continue reading

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Wonton Crisps and Two-toned Pesto Dip

These baked wonton crisps make sturdy dippers for all sorts of occasions. Because they have a neutral flavour and are not salty, it’s the dip that shines; I also really like that they’re baked with just a light brushing of … Continue reading

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