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Pasta Shells with Roasted Vegetables and Black Olives

Pasta is another one of winter’s comfort foods that I don’t actually eat all that often, but I certainly have friends and a husband who would like to eat it more frequently. But I will indulge them — and myself — more often if the pasta is dressed in an …

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Indian-Style Split Pea Soup with Cornmeal Dumplings

Split pea soup is a classic Canadian comfort food. If you are Canadian, you probably remember growing up eating cans of Habitant pea soup, or maybe you still do. Simple with little else but split peas, salt, onion and maybe a few diced carrots or celery, my husband still adores …

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Quinoa Salad with Vegetables and Cashews

It’s bitterly cold right now here in London, Ontario, and despite the fact that this winter has been mostly free of snow, it has started to pile up these last few days. The virtual lack of light drags one down too, so comfort food is in order. And this is …

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French Lentil Soup with Mushrooms, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Kale

It’s that time of year when soup is so often on the menu. Craving mushrooms, I came up with this nourishing soup that includes peppery Puy lentils for depth and substance, green kale for some extra earthy flavor, sun-dried tomatoes and a jalapeño for some tang and just a little …

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White Bean and Parsnip Vegetable Soup

Several months of winter starts to induce a degree of laziness in me. Fortunately, this coincides with cravings for simple soups that take little effort to make but warm and comfort the body and soul. This particularly soup was inspired by the presence of several parsnips in the crisper, remnants …

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No Croutons Required – January Roundup of Soups and Salads

It is time for the No Croutons Required monthly roundup of vegetarian soups and salads, alternately hosted by my treasured friend Jac of Tinned Tomatoes and myself. We had a great turnout this month and I’m happy to present you with 21 delicious recipes. As always, a special thanks to …

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