Cannellini Bean and Asparagus Salad with Mushrooms

After an uncommonly cool spring, it is suddenly blazing hot here in southwestern Ontario. So this means that salads are in order, both to...
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Chickpea Olive Salad with Za'atar and Cherry Tomatoes

With temperatures soaring at the end of May, a simple salad was just what I wanted for dinner. Of course, simple is very often the tastie...
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Bisi Bele Bhath (Rice with Lentils and Spices)

This combination of rice, toor dal, vegetables and spices is essentially a south Indian variation of north Indian kitcheree — the classic...
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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 temp...
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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 fee...
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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, an...
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Spicy Black-Eyed Pea Curry with Swiss Chard and Roasted Eggplant

Black-eyed peas have long been one of my favorite legumes, adding a welcome earthiness to dishes comprised of tangy, zesty or spicy flavo...
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Turkish Red Lentil Soup with Mushrooms and Sumac

As the astonishing heat and humidity of the past few months seems finally to be settling down in southwestern Ontario, soups become more ...
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Creamy Avocado Carrot-Kale Slaw with Chickpeas

What to do when cravings for a healthy kale slaw and plump buttery cooked chickpeas coincide? Why, just toss some of those chickpeas into...
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Creamy Vegan Cashew Alfredo Sauce with Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Shell Pasta

Fettuccine Alfredo is a classic Italian creation that is essentially egg noodle pasta smothered in a rich sauce of butter and Parmesan ch...
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Mushroom Green Pea Curry in a Creamy Cashew Sauce with Onion and Parsley

After a rather prolonged absence from my kitchen due to illness, I found myself craving earthy mushrooms. Because my stomach is still rat...
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