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Crispy Cider Vinegar and Sea Salt Roasted Chickpeas

Did you know that 2016 is the International Year of Pulses? I am trying to incorporate a lot more pulses – including delicious, good-for-you lentils, dried beans and chickpeas – into my cooking this year. Like other pulses, chickpeas are … Continue reading

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Baked sweet potatoes with Brussels sprouts, cranberries and pecans

My mother often makes a dish featuring cubed sweet potatoes, cranberries, pecans, cinnamon and orange juice. While I enjoy her recipe, sometimes I yearn for something a bit less sweet. As part of this month’s Farmers’ Feast cooking fest on … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Seed Brittle with cardamom

I don’t know about you, but I can only eat so many roasted pumpkin seeds. When I’m carving the jack-0-lantern each year, I initially get excited about the idea of munching on these little snacks. Year after year, however, I … Continue reading

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Roasted Acorn Squash with Cardamom and Maple Syrup

Squash is hands-down one of my favourite winter vegetables. I love it in soup, risottos and so much more and it makes frequent appearances as a side dish in all sorts of meals I serve. The only downside, to me, … Continue reading

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Roasted Nuts with Maple, Chili and Rosemary

Every year I make several batches of roasted nuts for holiday snacking and gifting. I like to vary the seasonings from year to year and this year I decided a sweet-spicy combination was in order. Maple syrup is great for … Continue reading

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Roasted Root Vegetable Soup with Dukkah

The earthy flavours of root vegetables make them a natural choice for soup.  Roasting them brings out their natural sweetness and gives the soup a richer, more complex flavour. Be sure to take a few moments to make the garnish … Continue reading

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Curried Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Coconut

Flavourful, inexpensive and nutritious, pumpkin is useful for so much more than just yummy pies. I love making soups with pumpkin as the base as it has a sweet, subtle flavour that lends itself to countless interpretations. You could use … Continue reading

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