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Seared Brussels sprouts with bacon, cranberries and pecans

A delicious, nutritious and versatile side dish Well, it’s finally happened. I have finally learned to say with honesty that I like Brussels sprouts. I have long wondered why I didn’t like them, given my extreme fondness for cabbage and … Continue reading

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Fragrant Rice with Cauliflower, Turmeric, Ginger and Lemon

Spice up any meal with this colourful, delicious main or side dish Sometimes called aromatic rice, versions of this dish are really popular in numerous Middle Eastern, Indian, North African and Asian cuisines. Not only do they look beautiful thanks … 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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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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Warm Poutine Potato Salad

It seems like there are two camps of cooks and eaters in January, after the holiday season. There’s the “I’m only going to eat healthy things in moderation” group, as well as the “I’m not buying any more food till … Continue reading

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Spicy Baked Plantain Chips

Plaintains, sometimes called cooking bananas, are a starchy cousin to the more common sweet or ‘dessert’ bananas. High in potassium and fibre, green plantains must be cooked before eating though more ripe yellow ones can be consumed raw. Plantains are … Continue reading

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