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living with just a little less

As I mentioned in last week's newsletter, when I'm not well stocked with pre-cooked legumes, I like to keep a selection of easy to cook tofu or tempeh in the fridge, for when the mood strikes, or for just when dinner needs to happen fast and I'm just not prepared. This past weekend, I visited my parents at their homestead on Gabriola Island, and after three…

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It's safe to say I usually have more than one homemade dressing or sauce in the house, given that I'm basically allergic to store-bought dressings, though from time to time I still find myself needing to remind myself of this with an ill-advised bottle purchase when I'm harried and rushing through the grocery store. In my last post, I mentioned my latest efforts to stay…

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Yes, I'm still here, really I am! Happy New Year everyone! I simply have to say what an exciting time it has been to start the year with a BRAND NEW BLOG DESIGN. I hope you guys like it! Without boring you all about any of the behind the scenes details, a quick read of my last post will confirm that it was simply time…

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Well, I have to ask, how the heck did THAT happen? I don't think there has been a time since I started posting here that I've gone more than a month without sharing a recipe, or a few words, let alone two whole months and counting. Truth be told, a few months back I consulted an expert on how to potentially address increasing virtual slowness…

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This is another beautiful salad that is easy to piece together with the eye candy courtesy of beautiful wheat berries and a bag of gorgeous roasted rainbow carrots. This dish is proof that having a favourite vinaigrette on hand can easily inspire an entirely new salad or dish, like this one. I love these rainbow carrots in the winter (these do not come in my…

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This recipe is one that I will make again and again, and truthfully I cannot believe I haven't thought to combine these two vegetable favourites together before now! Roasted Brussels sprouts are a staple in this house, and I'm aways looking for more creative ways to showcase beets, especially since I started receiving my winter CSA veggie box from a local organic farm called Crisp…

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This is one of those fabulous recipes you can whip up with on those fridge clean out days, as most of us tend to have carrots in the fridge, and I'm one of those folks who loves to choose zucchinis at the store (I love their beautiful shiny green skin) but don't often cook with them. Needless to say it is not uncommon for me…

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This recipe is another goodie from Bon Appetit a few issues ago, and it's a perfect example of what I need more of in my life: tasty, easy, cold noodle salads. It's also a great example of how much I appreciate my ever-evolving 'recipe selection system' which over the years basically amounts to clearing the fog on what I daydream about making, and what will…

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