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Jerk Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Cilantro Dipping Sauce + GIVEAWAY {closed}

I have a confession to make: I hate eating finger-foods. Or, I should say that I hate to eat them with my fingers. To me it is messy and unnecessary. Call me a prude, but I would rather eat fork-foods. Or would that just be called… food? For those who love finger-foods, this is the perfect entertaining staple. The slight nuttiness of the  ...

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Broccoli Gazpacho

Β My week has been absolutely hectic. Working long hours to meet tight deadlines, my PR classes at McGill areΒ starting up again, and on top of it all, I have an insane amount of vegetables from my Farmers’ basket stock-piling in my fridge. What, you don’t find oodles of vegetables stress-inducing? My favourite way to use up- and  ...

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Senegal Potato Salad

Have you ever tasted Senegal butternut squash soup? It’s a mildly spicy-sweet soup enhanced with the slight taste of peanuts. It is so decadent and a true pleasure to eat. And lately, I’ve been thinking about this soup like a love crush. You know the feeling- you think about it all day, dreaming of the next time you will meet,  ...

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Barley Saffron Stew

I don’t believe there is a comparable feeling quite like leaving your workplace for another. I have recently been hailed by a wonderful new employer, which is exciting, but also devastating because I have to leave my wonderful colleagues and friends behind. Bittersweet, really. But there are times we need something new. A new flavour to  ...

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Ancient Grain Salad with Herbs

I consider myself quite a healthy person. Sure, I enjoy baking gut-tightening treats but I also like to think I’m pretty balanced when it comes to what I put between my choppers. But the clouds part ways and the sun shines down when I eat a healthy dish that tastes absolutely amazing. Garlicy, creamy, chewy, flavourful, and above all  ...

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Green Pea and Mascarpone Soup

I love green soup. Always the pureed kind. Everytime I see a bowl of the bright and green substance I forget any other vegetable: I want my green soup. This soup recipe is no exception, as the bright peas are brought to life with the accompanying fresh basil and mint. The mascarpone cheese, added right at the end, makes for a beautiful velvety  ...

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Rustic Tuna Terrine

“People who love to eat are always the best people” – Julia Child. Oh Julia, how you speak such wise words! The mix of food and social is as strong as ever in our North American culture. The pleasure we take in both the food we eat and the food environment we’ve created shows that the act of eating is truly within the  ...

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