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Jamaican-Style Jerk Chili with Chickpeas and Quinoa

As far as I am concerned, a cook can never have enough ideas for a hearty chili, especially during the frigid winter months. It’s a nice change from soup and just as warming, especially when you add some heat and aromatic spices … in this case, Jamaican jerk-style heat and …

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Stove-Top Baked Beans with Apple and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

These are not your average baked beans. In fact, I suppose that these are technically not “baked beans” at all as they are made entirely on the stove-top — with the nice effect of taking less time — but they have the same rich and comforting flavor as those more …

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Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza with Olives and Cashew Cheese

I think it safe to assume that pretty much everyone enjoys pizza once in a while. And there is nothing quite like making your own at home. This one is vegan, but I assure you, the cheese won’t be missed. I did not resort to soy-based cheese either, because frankly …

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Raw Peanut and Coconut Butter Fudge

This raw fudge is healthy enough to enjoy for a quick bite or two for breakfast on the run or as a snack whenever the need for a boost of energy hits. Raw protein treats seem to be an obsession of mine. Often composed of a combination of nuts and …

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Curried Black-Eyed Peas with Mushrooms and Coconut Milk

This is an easy weekday black-eyed pea dish that is mildly spiced. The creamy coconut milk goes so well with earthy black-eyed peas and tones down the heat of the spices. There is really no bean quite like black-eyed peas, and this recipe was the result of a sudden craving …

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Vegetarian Sweet Potato Wraps with Crispy Chickpeas

Wraps are always a favorite in my kitchen, and this time around I wrapped up some slightly spicy roasted sweet potatoes and chickpeas served along with a tangy tahini lemon sauce. They don’t take very long to make at all. Once the chickpeas are boiled, everything gets tossed together with …

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Lentil Salad with Rye Berries and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Canadian winters are cold, but there is always room for a salad to brighten up the table. Especially when you balance the earthy goodness of lentils with some chewy rye berries and toss in some sun-dried tomatoes, marinated onion, fresh herbs and a bit of spice. Served up on a …

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Chickpea Flour Fudge

This might indeed be the easiest and tastiest fudge I’ve ever made, and it’s not your typical fudge. This delicious confection is made with toasted chickpea flour with a dash of cardamon and some lightly toasted sesame seeds. These days most everything I make is dairy-free, but this time around …

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Classic Dal Makhani with a Vegan Twist

Creamy and rich dal makhani — literally “buttery lentils” — is probably one of my husband’s very favorite dishes on those rare occasions when we do eat or order out. This Punjabi dish usually consists of whole urad beans, kidney beans, butter, cream and, of course, spices. Popular at roadside …

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Quick and Easy Spelt Tortillas

Now that I’ve learned to make my own tortillas at home, there is no going back. Goodbye to those rubbery things that are offered at the grocery store, complete with ingredients I don’t even know how to pronounce. This is my second attempt at making these in my own kitchen …

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