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Velvety South Indian Tomato Chutney

Rarely do store-bought sauces, chutneys and salsas make an appearance on my table. For the most part, they are easy to make at home and, after prep, only patience with the simmering time is needed. Preparing your own condiments also ensures you have complete control over what is included, such …

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Green Bean Poriyal

Soaring temperatures in July and nearly debilitating back pain has meant easier meals with minimal prep. After all, as any cook will know, it’s the prep and the cleanup that usually takes most of the time and effort, depending on the dish of course. As I always maintain, easy does …

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Creamy Potato Salad with Cashew Dressing and Fresh Basil

Potato salads are well loved favorites anytime of year, but I think especially during the hot summer months when most of us don’t feel like fussing too much over a hot stove. In addition, they are portable and easily transported to potlucks, barbecues or packed for a picnic. The advantage …

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Broccoli and Chickpea Rice Salad

It’s been a very hot summer thus far, so salads have been appearing more often than not on the table. This earthy summer salad has everything you need for a complete meal. Lightly sautéed robust green broccoli florets, plump buttery soft chickpeas for protein, and nutty brown rice and sliced …

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Cherry Coconut Milk Smoothie

Breakfast is an important meal of the day as it provides the necessary nutrients and fuel to get us going in the morning. I have never been a big breakfast person though, so instead I often have a power-packed smoothie with fruit, almond milk, sometimes a bit of protein powder …

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Summery Tomato Soup with Pasta and Chickpeas

I’ve called this recipe summery not only because it is easy to make and satisfying without being too filling — if you resist the temptation to go for a second bowl — but because it has a fresh colorful vibrancy in taste and appearance that comes from cooking with fresh …

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Tamarind Broth with Puréed Toor Dal and Spices

A heat wave has once again enveloped Ontario, and that means lighter meals are in order. I’ve been serving a lot of salads lately, and wanted something fairly light, but different. A craving for Indian creations got me searching for some new ideas. The first book I flipped through was …

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4 Ingredient Raw Peanut Butter Chocolate Cups

Before I moved away from processed sugar and store-bought treats, Reese’s peanut butter cups used to be a weakness of mine. Now that I have learned more about making healthy treats in my own kitchen, especially healthy raw delights, I can still enjoy the taste of peanut butter and chocolate …

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No Croutons Required – July / August Edition submission requests

It’s my turn to host No Croutons Required this month. Alternately hosted by my good friend Jacqueline of Tinned Tomatoes and Lisa’s Kitchen, this monthly event features vegetarian and vegan soups and salads. It’s been a hot summer so far, so I except we will be seeing plenty of salads …

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My Legume Love Affair # 96 – June 2016

Once again I was the host for MLLA for the month of June. Legumes are an important source of protein for vegetarians and vegans alike. A special thanks to all who took the time to contribute a recipe to inspire other cooks in the kitchen. Thanks to dear Susan of …

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