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Blogger challenge: California walnuts, salad course

Last month I was invited to participate in a California Walnuts Holiday Blogger Challenge. A nutrition lesson about walnuts Walnuts are rich in anti-inflammatory nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids and ellagic acid. Research has shown that the regular consumption of walnuts appears to improve cardiovascular function following high-fat meals. The form of vitamin E found […]

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Holy Mackerel! A salad!

[Yep, this was momentarily up this morning around 8:30 am, then down. I came to the post to reference the recipe, made an edit, and accidentally clicked “publish”. I was going to post something else today, but what the heck?] Another recipe post! Awhile ago I bought a couple of mackerel fillets from Hooked. You […]

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When life hands you squashes, make…. mac 'n' cheese?

I came across a recipe for (vegan) Butternut Squash Mac ‘n Cheeze recently, either before I went on my RSS fast or during one of the few times I’ve allowed myself to break it (from clearing my feeds 1-2 times per day to 1-2 times per week). It’s fall. Squash is abundant and it’s always […]

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National Organic Week October 15-22, 2011 + okra soup

National Organic Week is almost here. National Organic Week is dedicated to creating awareness and promoting sustainable and healthy living. It’s Canada-wide, organized by Canadian Organic Growers and the Canada Organic Trade Association. List of National Organic Week events. Enter the Organic Breakfast Challenge, win a gift basket. To celebrate the upcoming Organic Week, I’m […]

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Avocado corn salad: Bursting with deliciousness

Yesterday I wanted to make a salad with corn and avocado, and lime and cilantro, and some smokey pepper. After that tweet I was asked for the recipe, except that I rarely follow or do recipes and rarely measure. I looked to a couple of recipes just to see what they said, but did my […]

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Milk War post script

[The last post was getting long and unwieldy.] Alternatives to dairy are sometimes just as tasty, or tastier, than the real thing. To close out my last post I went Googling for a recipe for vegan coconut ice cream that doesn’t require an ice cream maker. I’d given up after a search that included the […]

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Vegetables, tahini & brown rice, quite nice!

In addition to cole slaw and chocolate pudding for my Island picnic I’d originally intended to make a brown rice bowl using seasonal produce inspired by the bowls I love at Fresh. I made a potful of rice on Saturday. That’s a lot of food (coleslaw, pudding, brown rice salad) and more work for one […]

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Eats for an Island picnic

[Written on Monday May 23] Yesterday was Lag BaOmer, a Jewish holiday with kabbalstic roots. It’s customary to hold bonfires. The organization that I co-founded hosted a picnic and campfire on Toronto Island. Although it wasn’t specifically a potluck, everything feels like a potluck when it involves groups of people and food. Cooking only for […]

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Kelp! Miso craving noodles

See what I did there? Culinary punning on a rainy Saturday afternoon. I’ll do a wrap up of my cleanse later. Will say that I ended it with a regular healthy solid meal, dinner at my parents’ house. The only part of that meal I’m a bit conflicted about is all the challah I ate. […]

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Recipe adaptations: Chocolate Chip and Candied Ginger Muffins

Worth an elbow in the face?* As they often do, my parents met me down at the Wychwood Barns farmer’s market today. I’d brought 2 containers of muffins that I’d baked this morning, and accidentally elbowed my mother in the face when she leaned into the bag that was slung over my shoulder for one […]

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