Recipes

Fluffy whole wheat vegan pancakes

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  I am not vegan. But that does not mean that I cannot appreciate a good pancake when I sink my teeth into one. This recipe was inspired by my good friend T. She is vegan. She also happens to be tall, blond, slim and witty. Who knows, maybe eating more vegan would shake some […]

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Easy vegetable coconut curry soup

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  Feel like something different tonight? try this soup. It really lives up to its name. It’s easy, it’s curried, it has coconut milk goodness in it and you can use up almost any vegetable you happen to neglect in the back of your fridge. I always have root vegetables such as carrots, onions, potatoes […]

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Morrocan inspired meatballs with tomatoes, olives and lemon

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My husband asked for some meatloaf. Good old meatloaf. The baby was napping and the meat was on the counter. All I had to do was assemble one of the easiest dishes known to mankind and then drink my coffee in peace. Almost too easy. Too easy. Boring. I just couldn’t do it. My palate […]

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Whole wheat Banana muffins

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How often have you tried preparing a muffin recipe boasting 12 or 24 muffins and ended up with several disappointed empty cups? I do that all the time. Even when I (shamefully) tried these ready-made-just-add-water muffin mixes, I still had to leave some of the cups muffin-less. Now that my conscience is clear, I can proceed to […]

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Rebellious red spaghetti

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  This pasta dish breaks all conventions known to good italian cooking. The spaghetti noodles are allowed to cook until soft. They are (lo and behold) broken in half before immersed in boiling water (but don’t tell  my husband), the uncooked, quickie, hassle free sauce is mixed with the pasta and you are NOT to serve it immediately, […]

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Mini Chocolate lava cakes

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  A tray of these molten little sins were first offered to us by our friend Martine, as thanks for a service rendered. unfortunately, I can take no credit in helping her figuring out her tax return. The husband did that all by himself. I did, however, take part in eating these cakes and in making them ever since […]

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Daily minutes and cucumber salad

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This Friday morning I woke up determined to get back in the saddle. Four weeks of utter chaos (aka “vacation”) left me yearning for some good old routine. The queen of toddlers is back on track, in daycare and away from indulgent grand parents influence, my husband is back at work. Now its up to baby Tom and me […]

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Dip, dip, hooray!

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  Last Friday we had company for supper.  The crowd was an eclectic mix composed of one socially idealistic doctor, an  intellectual nurse, a globe-trotting goth inspired dental hygienist and a sensitive (seriously) IT guy. Strangely enough, even with so many interesting personas underfoot,  the conversation stubbornly revolved around the dip recipes. Parsley-tomato sour cream dip This dip was […]

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Pasta Putanesca

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  It’s cold. And grey. My baby just got his vaccines and diligently proceeded to present all the text-book side effects. So he is crying, and feverish, and sick. I literally had to wash all the bedding in the house. Twice. In days like these I like to pretend it is summer. That all I have to […]

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Left-over management and Chunky soup

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No, I do not mean myself, even though left-over describes me pretty well now, 2 weeks into daycare-time-off. I have been alone at home with one very energetic, destructive, brilliant, zero attention span 2-year-old Tasmanian devil (little girl)  plus a don’t-you-dare-put-me-down-or-I -will-start-hollaring adorable 4 months old. Not an easy combo. In fact, who am I kidding. I was clawing at the […]

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