Vegetarian

Quick and Easy Barley Mujaddara

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Forget the ease of this recipe and the awesome nutritional benefits of eating a (tasty!) complete vegetarian protein. Mujaddara is one of the most beloved middle eastern foods due to its simplicity (it’s still just rice and lentils) but complex flavors. It is a wonderful side dish to any meat or fish but will also make […]

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Quick Vegan Lentil Patties

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This recipe is just what the doctor ordered if you happen to be: 1. Tired 2. Under the weather 3. Tending to under aged rugrats that are tired and under the weather 4. lacking time to cook real food due to items 1-3 5. Have only 3 ingredients in your pantry 6. Have your beloved […]

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How to cook Asparagus in the microwave

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Are you intimidated by asparagus? I know I was. Aren’t you glad we had this talk? I feel much better now. Until discovering this cooking method, Asparagus was a special occasion dish around here and I fretted each time. Should I boil it? steam it? bake it in the oven? Asparagus just seemed too elegant to […]

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Slow Cooker Polish Pickle Soup

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No, I’m not pregnant again, thank you very much. I just love pickles. And soups. And this brilliant combination of the two. My Polish friend M. is the one who introduced me to this dish. M. is a medical professional, a talented musician, a great cook and an all around funny guy. He has this […]

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On new arrivals, forgotten recipes and a quick Goat Cheese and Tomato sauce Pasta

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On June 30th, 2011 at 17:17 in the afternoon to be exact, my new baby girl literaly glided into the world and our waiting arms. For once, after two very long and difficult past births, I was rewarded with a wonderful experience. If you are reading this, thanks everyone at the hospital!   Now that the […]

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Baby Countdown #7 Cucumber salad in Tahini sauce

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I have a confession to make. I have deliberately started this baby countdown with no real intention of finishing it. I was beyond certain that the baby will come quicker than my list of recipes will dry out. Well guess what? Tonight I am posting the last recipe on the list, bending to reach my keyboard over my […]

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Baby countdown #4 Baby Carrots in Lemon and Garlic

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I guess I have babies on my mind. I wonder why. Oh yeah, maybe because I’ve got one sitting right over my bowels, waking me up at night with contractions that disappear just when I’m about to call Labour and Delivery and makes me, in general, look fat. Today I am celebrating two days post due. […]

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Baby countdown #3 Greek Salad Flavored Cheese Ball

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D-day has come. And gone. Alas, I am still a hot air balloon. On the bright side, the baby has been moving well this morning. On the not-so-bright-side, I’m still a hot air balloon. Talking about balls and balloons, I wanted to share with you this recipe for a delicious savory cheese ball. It is […]

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Baby Countdown #1 Quick no-yeast whole grain bread

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So my due date is tomorrow. And just to make things interesting, I woke up this morning at 6 AM with regular contractions.  Regular, that is, until my kids woke up an hour later. I guess the sight of two wild haired, pajama clad toddlers stomping towards the bed was enough to scare even the contractions away. So instead […]

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Savory Bread Pudding

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This recipe is an easy and tasty way to use up some old bread. Thank you Joie for reminding me to post it! Now thanks to you I can clean up my freezer! Savory Bread Pudding Ingredients: 8 cups diced old unwanted bread, hot dog buns, whatever is kicking around your fridge or freezer 1 cup […]

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