Tag Archives: vegan

Warm beet and pear salad

An easy, elegant appetizer! I first tasted the combination of warm beet and pear in Tuscany decades ago and was instantly smitten. Nutritious, colourful and delicious, this salad remains a favourite to this day and makes a nice change from … Continue reading

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Candy-coated fresh fruit lollipops

Move over, candy apples – there’s a new treat in town! As a kid, I just couldn’t seem to lock in the lesson that candy apples can be quite the disappointment. I loved the look of their glossy, sugary coating … Continue reading

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Vietnamese-inspired mango salad

A versatile sweet and sour side dish! I don’t know about you, but I’m craving a little heat and a lot of sunshine on my plates these days. A meal at Vancouver’s exceedingly popular Ahn & Chi restaurant was the … Continue reading

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Citrus salad with arugula and pomegranate

A blast of sunshine in the middle of winter! Oh, what a joy this salad is. Bursting with colour and flavour, you can’t help but smile just looking at this beautiful dish … and it’s not just pretty – its … Continue reading

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Chocolate dipping spoons

An edible holiday gift the kids can make! These spoons – perfect for stirring extra deliciousness into a mug of hot chocolate, steamed milk or coffee – were one of our favourite teachers’ gifts for years. Easy enough for the … Continue reading

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Instant Pot cabbage roll stew

All the flavour, none of the fuss! I had never tasted cabbage rolls until I was in university and my roommate decided she needed to teach me how to make one of her favourite dishes. What a revelation – so … Continue reading

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