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Butternut Squash and Anise Soup

Snow! Today was the day the frozen seal was broken. Winter is coming. I love winter. I love bundling up with soft scarves and mittens, breathing in the crisp air, and walking into warm homes with delicious smells wafting from the kitchen. This soup is one of my favourites as it warms you up from the inside out. The sweet and fragrant butternut  ...

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Broccoli Gazpacho

 My week has been absolutely hectic. Working long hours to meet tight deadlines, my PR classes at McGill are 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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Corn and Cod Chowder

My New Year’s resolutions is to eat more fish. Variety is the key to success, I find, when it comes to a healthy diet. It’s so easy to fall into a routine of eating the same thing every week, so I set out to find easy and healthy fish-based meals, while spending little brain power in actually cooking it. Fish is a very particular  ...

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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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All-Dressed Miso Soup + A Contest

 **recipe for all-dressed miso soup is farther down below!** I love meeting fellow food bloggers. They are usually interesting and funny. But above all, we share an interest [read: obsession] for food. Recently I was introduced to a fellow food blogger named Jason Lee from Shut Up and Eat, and he is in the running for top celebrity chef for a  ...

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5-mushroom soup

When I was little I did not like mushrooms. I especially didn’t like cooked mushrooms– their texture was chewy and slimy and all I could imagine was eating slugs. Not a particularly nice image when you’ve got a bowl of it in front of you. When I was little, I did not appreciate the smoky and nutty flavour of mushrooms. I  ...

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