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Refried Lentil Quesadillas {Video}

Who doesn’t love quesadillas? How about these Refried Lentil Quesadillas? They taste fantastic and are super high in fiber and nutrients, to boot! Well, I took a big gulp, crossed both fingers and took the leap – I made a … Continue reading

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Queso Fundido (Mexican Fondue and a Mexican Cooking Lesson)

Mexican Fondue is a simple 4-ingredient appetizer you can whip up in 10 minutes to satisfy hungry guests, or just feed your hungry self for a scrumptious lunch! Fundido. Doesn’t that word just make you smile? Whatever it is, it’s … Continue reading

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Gazpacho – a Cool Soup for a Hot Day

Cool and refreshing, a bowl of chunky gazpacho loaded with fresh veggies is the perfect light meal or starter on a hot summer day. (Plus, it’s an easy make-ahead.) On these hot days I often don’t feel like cooking – … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids: Sweet Potato Nachos

Load up a plateful of spiced Sweet Potato Nachos with all your favourite toppings for a healthy version of that popular southwest treat. Cooking With Meredith Oozing melted cheese, dollops of zesty salsa, olives, bacon, diced avocados, chicken – who … Continue reading

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Lentil Rice Bowl with Candied Pecans, Cranberries, and Knock-Your-Socks-Off Tahini-Miso Dressing

I am loving my lentils lately. (Nice alliteration, huh?) In the last couple weeks I have been inspired by the Canadian Lentils Recipe Contest to play around in my kitchen to come up with new recipes for the jars of … Continue reading

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Russian Borscht, a Salute to Sochi

This has been a glorious week of Olympic watching and Olympic pride. It is heartwarming to think that in living rooms around the world, fans are unified in the same activity. Whether the ski jumping or biathlon or hockey are … Continue reading

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Spaghetti ‘Herbonara’ and a Garden of Greens in the Middle of Winter

When I left the house yesterday morning the mercury was plummeting, snow was swirling thickly, and the roads were threatening to get icy. Our little ‘Spring Interlude’ had headed south. Oh, well. It was nice while it lasted. Sigh . … Continue reading

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End of Summer at the Cabin, and Finally – Bannock Biscuits

  The glorious days of summer have been all too short. Those leaves are tinging to yellow, and although we still have wonderful hot days, twilight is coming earlier, and the nights are getting chilly. The garden and fruit trees … Continue reading

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A Canadian Food Hero in Northern Alberta, and Pickled Beets and Creamed Vegetables

 The Canadian Food Experience Project (August) The Canadian Food Experience Project began June 7, 2013. As we, the participants, share our collective stories across the vastness of our Canadian landscape through our regional food experiences, we hope to bring global clarity to … Continue reading

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Blueberry Sangria – a Pitcher Full of Summer

Sangria spells summer – or almost (it’s only one letter more, but who’s counting?) It’s the kind of drink that seems to work best sitting out on the deck with friends, in the shade of a leafy tree, with the … Continue reading

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