Tag Archives: walnuts

Mushroom and walnut ‘caviar’ on herbed crostini

An easy, elegant vegetarian appetizer! So many elegant hors d’oeuvres seem to involve meat or seafood that I decided it was time to come up with a vegetarian treat. I recall my mother eating mushrooms on toast which just looked … Continue reading

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Pear and Cheese Galettes

Super simple party-perfect treats I’m often asked what staples I keep on hand in my fridge, freezer and pantry so I can whip up some treats on short notice. At the top of my list is frozen puff pastry. It’s … Continue reading

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Build a better breakfast with twice-cooked oatmeal squares

Turn your boring breakfast bowl into a delicious, nutritious treat All fall and winter, I like to serve up piping hot bowls of oatmeal porridge several mornings a week. Not only are oats super nutritious, they’re also incredibly satisfying; your … Continue reading

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Breakfast Polenta with spiced apple compote

I love oatmeal for breakfast as it’s so hearty and satisfying, but sometimes it just seems a little boring, especially when you eat it often. Swapping in cornmeal for oats is a great way to shake up your morning routine. … Continue reading

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Gluten-free chewy chocolate walnut cookies

I came up with this recipe to replicate a favourite treat available at a neighbourhood coffee shop. It’s perfect for anyone who cannot tolerate gluten or dairy but craves the rich taste and texture of traditional brownies. I suppose these … Continue reading

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Vegan Shepherd’s Pie in Portobello Mushroom Caps

The more I learn about preparing vegan food, the more I am genuinely learning to love it. I’ll probably always be an omnivore but it feels great to serve up appealing meatless meals a few times each week and I … Continue reading

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Butter Tart Squares

Butter tarts rank right up there as one of the foods considered to be quintessentially Canadian. Their origin is hotly debated – as is the inclusion of raisins – but they are nearly universally loved. If you’re pressed for time, … Continue reading

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