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Fresh from the Garden: Pear & Walnut Salad

Fresh from the Garden: Pear & Walnut Salad

I never used to be a big fan of salads; that was probably because the only salads I’d ever been introduced to were the bagged mixed greens variety coated in your choice of bottled dressing. I really didn’t like any of those bottled dressings, and the typicalΒ bagged greens topped with not-so-fresh tomato and onion tasted … Continue reading

Baked Almond-based ‘Feta’

Baked Almond-based ‘Feta’

Sometimes I find myself craving the savoury, tangy flavour that only cheeses can offer. When I was aΒ little girl, I’m pretty convinced part of the reasonΒ I was on the heavier side was my enjoyment (and ravenous consumption) of cheese! Cheese isn’t something I eat anymore really – between the adverse health effects and high prices … Continue reading

Miso Soup

Miso Soup

Miso soup is something a lot of people have only ever come across when going out for sushi – this miso soup is something quite different and is the perfect comfort on an icy, cold Canadian winter day. A good homemade miso soup starts with an easy seaweed broth, includes a small variety of fresh … Continue reading

White Bean Spread with Fresh Pesto

White Bean Spread with Fresh Pesto

A smooth, creamy, and deliciously savoury white bean spread pairs beautifully with a fresh pesto atop golden-baked tartines – this was the appetizer for the 2013 Macro Feast! The white bean spread turned out even creamier and more indulgent than I had imagined it would – there was almost a delicate cheesiness to the savoury … Continue reading