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Lentil Salad with Rye Berries and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Canadian winters are cold, but there is always room for a salad to brighten up the table. Especially when you balance the earthy goodness of lentils with some chewy rye berries and toss in some sun-dried tomatoes, marinated onion, fresh herbs and a bit of spice. Served up on a …

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Chickpea Flour Fudge

This might indeed be the easiest and tastiest fudge I’ve ever made, and it’s not your typical fudge. This delicious confection is made with toasted chickpea flour with a dash of cardamon and some lightly toasted sesame seeds. These days most everything I make is dairy-free, but this time around …

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Classic Dal Makhani with a Vegan Twist

Creamy and rich dal makhani — literally “buttery lentils” — is probably one of my husband’s very favorite dishes on those rare occasions when we do eat or order out. This Punjabi dish usually consists of whole urad beans, kidney beans, butter, cream and, of course, spices. Popular at roadside …

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Quick and Easy Spelt Tortillas

Now that I’ve learned to make my own tortillas at home, there is no going back. Goodbye to those rubbery things that are offered at the grocery store, complete with ingredients I don’t even know how to pronounce. This is my second attempt at making these in my own kitchen …

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Baked Pumpkin Falafel with Tahini Lemon Sauce

I positively adore falafel. That’s not surprising as I adore little bites. I’ve experimented with many different kinds, including ones featuring quinoa, green peas and sweet potato. As it is pumpkin season, I figured that would just be the right mix with chickpeas and some spices. Certainly rather unorthodox, as …

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No-Bake Peanut Butter and Cocoa Fudge

I positively adore raw treats. As a savory type of gal, I do like a bit of sweet here and there, but I’m not into desserts or snacks laden with refined sugars. There are many advantages to this rich and creamy fudge recipe. First, you get a good dose of …

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Chickpea Flour Bread with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach

There is a new cookbook in my kitchen — I know, I’m already buried in them — but it’s an interesting and inspiring one. It’s all about chickpea flour which is one of my favorite ingredients. The Chickpea Flour Cookbook: Healthy Gluten-Free and Grain-Free Recipes to Power Every Meal of …

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Spicy Black-Eyed Pea Sambar

One doesn’t have to be of Indian descent to enjoy Indian cooking and flavors. In fact, although I was born and raised here in Ontario, Canada, it became my favorite cuisine by far to cook and eat only shortly after becoming vegetarian. And considering India has a strong vegetarian culture, …

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My Legume Love Affair #88 – October 2015

It’s my pleasure to once again be hosting MLLA. This is edition #88. Thanks to everyone who took the time to share a legume creation and thanks as always to Susan for starting this event that I have now been administrating since 2013. A special thanks to our guests hosts …

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No Croutons Required – Call for November 2015 Submissions

It’s my turn to once again host No Croutons Required, a monthly event celebrating soups and salads. This long running event is alternately hosted by my good friend Jacqueline of Tinned Tomatoes and myself. It’s getting pretty nippy out there, so I except we’ll be seeing more soups than salads …

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