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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 rather sensitive, I wanted something spicy but not with too much heat, so I opted for this recipe that makes good use of aromatic spices which tend to …

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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 feel like fussing too much over a hot stove. In addition, they are portable and easily transported to potlucks, barbecues or packed for a picnic. The advantage …

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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 temptation to go for a second bowl — but because it has a fresh colorful vibrancy in taste and appearance that comes from cooking with fresh …

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Creamy Chickpea, Mushroom and Brown Rice Casserole

My photo does not do this dish justice, but I assure you though that this casserole is not to be missed. For those of you who may have been raised on chicken pot pies, this creamy chickpea is very much like a vegan rendition of this comfort food classic, and …

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Cauliflower, Carrot and Green Pea Curry with Coconut Milk

A few months back cauliflower was ridiculously expensive. It cost about 8 dollars for a head here in Ontario. Of course, most shoppers weren’t buying it and as a consequence the price has now come down to a reasonable level. So why not try this simple but delightful Indian curry …

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Baked Mini Vegetable Chickpea Samosas

I’ve introduced many diners to Indian food and I’ve always found that one of the best ways to initiate those unfamiliar with Indian cuisine is to offer up some appetizers. Of all Indian appetizers, samosas are possibly the most popular. Fried savory pastries stuffed with a spicy vegetable filling, or …

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Quinoa with Almonds and Mixed Vegetables

Quinoa is a perfect meal accompaniment just on its own or with a little seasoning, just as rice is. And just like rice, the nutty flavor of quinoa is easy to dress up to take the grain experience to a whole new level. It’s a delicious and simple vehicle for …

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