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SLOW COOKER LENTIL SOUP

I love lentils cooked any way – especially in soup.  The other day was a particularly busy day and on my way home from town I had one more stop to make at our local health food store.  Once in the door, something smelled heavenly (I was starving too as it was lunch time).

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A RECIPE INSPIRATION: CREAMY WILD RICE MUSHROOM SOUP

Recently I had read an article on the health benefits of cashew nuts.  When cashew nuts are soaked and pureed into a luscious smooth mixture it is a perfect addition to soups of all kinds. Then I found this recipe from Sarah, of Making Thyme For Health.  Wow, this takes cream of mushroom soup to [...]

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STEWED TOMATOES

Thought I would post this early as beautiful fresh tomatoes in our neck of the woods are not too far away. With an abundance of heirloom tomatoes making stewed tomatoes is a great way to use them up.  Although for weeks on end we just eat them fresh off the vine.

We do not do much [...]

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VEGETARIAN PAELLA

As mentioned in previous posts, I have been cooking Vegetarian meals about twice sometimes three times a week.  Recently, we found this at our local grocery store:

No paid advertisement here….just wanting to share something yummy – a lovely basmati rice/quiona blend vegetarian meal. Next to dried pasta, this is the only thing in my pantry [...]

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GLUTEN FREE HARVARD BEETS

Do you love beets?  We have always loved beets in this household.  Back in the day, I used to buy canned Harvard Beets – thinking they were divine.  However, when you look at the ingredients and it says “modified cornstarch”, that is definitely a no go in any gluten free household.  In Canada, fortunately all [...]

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HOMEMADE GLUTEN FREE BREAKFAST CEREAL

Oh how I miss oatmeal breakfast cereal.  I was never really big on breakfast cereals, but I sure loved oatmeal.  Even the gluten free oatmeal does not work for me…sigh.  I was also never a big fan of gluten free creamy rice cereal – at least not on it’s own.

There used to be a good [...]

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SLOW COOKER CURRIED MUNG BEAN STEW

We have been trying to have more Vegetarian meals in this household – we do not always succeed but tonight we did.  This curried mung bean stew was delicious.  I took some inspiration for this dish from this site.  The recipe also called for 1 can of full fat coconut milk to be added near [...]

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A REVIEW: THE ZERO MILE DIET COOK BOOK

Let me start by saying I love the title of this cook book:  Seasonal Recipes for Delicious Homegrown Food THE ZERO-MILE DIET COOK BOOK by Carolyn Herriot. (please forgive my pictures…we do have a new camera which I have yet had the time to learn.)

Carolyn Herriot is a local author from our hometown of Victoria, [...]

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THAI BROCCOLI SALAD

This might be my new favorite salad….so good!  We have a deli downtown that makes a very good Thai Broccoli Salad, which I will often have for lunch when I am at work.  One day, I decided to ask them for the recipe…thinking they probably would not give it to me, however, it never hurts [...]

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RECIPE REVIEW - VEGAN CASHEW CREAM CHEESE

Wow…I was so impressed with this amazing recipe from Cassidy whose blog is Cooking Gluten and (Dairy) Free.  If you are dairy free this is a recipe you will want to check out.

As I was making this recipe – I could hardly stop tasting it – it was that good.

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