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Chickpea Avocado Bites with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

I adore little bites and these filling little appetizers could surely be a meal without any other adornments — at least for me! I don’t eat eggs any longer, but the creaminess and taste of this concoction could easily remind one of a deviled egg filling. In this case, I …

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Quinoa and Chickpea Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Dried Cherries

It has been a dark winter here in London Ontario, but this salad is pretty nonetheless and packed with lots of protein. So that might cheer you up. I know it’s soup season really, but I was craving salad and this one has everything you need. Each bite is a …

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Paneer and Spinach in a Spicy Tomato Sauce with Chickpeas (Paneer Palak)

I have cut most dairy from my diet these days, but if there is one dairy item that I cannot resist, it would be succulent creamy paneer cheese. It doesn’t melt while cooking and takes on the flavors that are included in the dish, making it an ideal addition to …

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Black-Eyed Peas with Coconut Milk, Curry Leaves and Spices

Serving black-eyed peas with collard greens is apparently good luck for the New Year. It’s a tradition in the American South and around the world. Because the beans swell with cooking, the peas are considered to represent growing prosperity in the New Year and are sometimes believed to represent coins …

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No Croutons Required – Call for Submissions for the January Edition

I am hosting the January edition of No Croutons Required, a monthly event alternately hosted by my good friend Jacqueline and myself. The focus is always vegetarian soups and salads. It is supposed to get cold here in the Northern hemisphere, so I except we will be seeing more soups …

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