Spring pasta salad: Asparagus, basil pesto, and chive flowers

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I put together this recipe one night while trying to use up the asparagus and cherry tomatoes in the fridge. The basil pesto adds healthy fat and protein from the olive oil and nuts, making it more filling than sugar-laden salad dressings. If using store-bought pesto, aim for a high-quality brand that contains pine nuts and olive oil (rather than […]

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Creamy Carrot Soup with Parsnips and Coconut Milk

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When I was younger and lived with my parents, my mother took two different recipes and mixed them together to make a creamy carrot soup flavoured with curry powder and parsnips. When I moved out on my own, she gave me the recipe, and I altered it by replacing the cream and dairy milk with coconut milk and soy milk. The result is a savoury vegan soup […]

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Summer salad with cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and homemade balsamic vinaigrette

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  I was inspired to make a salad the other day when I was grocery shopping after work and realized that everything in my basket was either processed or full of starch. Potatoes, frozen chickenless nuggets, and bagels are okay but there should be something green on the dinner plate too. I immediately thought: fresh mozzarella salad! Someone had told […]

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A simple sandwich of brie, tomato and lettuce with crusty french baguette

A simple sandwich of brie, tomato and lettuce with crusty french baguette

The only place I’ve ever seen a sandwich like this was in Europe. I was 19 years old in the summer of 2003 when my best friend and I were racing to make it to the tour bus on time before our group left without us. It was hot, we were sweating in our t-shirts, I was desperately hungry and not entirely […]

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A simple dinner of perogies, swiss chard, tomatoes and garlic

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  Have you ever come home at the end of the work day feeling so utterly exhausted that the last thing you want to do is cook? I know that I do. And usually I deal with it by cooking Kraft Dinner or some other disgusting, unhealthy thing that I know I shouldn’t eat but just can’t help myself from […]

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Homemade Sesame Bagels

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Right, so two weeks ago I was offered my first job in my field of study, which I accepted of course. So exciting! Now that I work at a medical laboratory, I need to wear scrubs and finding comfortable scrub pants is no easy task. I go to a different area of the city to do my shopping, and while there I happen across […]

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