Hasselback Butternut Squash

Hasselback Butternut Squash is a beautiful and delicious vegetarian side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas. This Hasselback squash recipe is half roasted for easy slicing, then basted with maple sage brown butter and roasted again. It’s fairly simple to make, but is impressive looking enough for the high holidays!

Semi-Dried Tomatoes

These Semi-Dried Tomatoes are amazing little flavour bombs. Oven dried tomatoes are easy to make at home, and are perfect to add to salads, sandwiches, pizza, or meal bowls. Make the most out of tomato season by freezing a big batch of semi-dried tomatoes to use down the road.

Spicy Pickled Onions

These quick pickled red onions are the best way to add a punch of flavour to burgers, tacos, salads, and more. I love making homemade spicy pickled onions. It takes only a handful of ingredients, a few minutes of hands-on time, and is an easy low sugar recipe you’ll make again and again.

toast for dinner – spiced saucy corn on toast

The last week has been a late golden surge of summer. After a fairly chilly late August, the little burst of warmth and sun was so welcome, fleeting and fickle though it may be. I always find this time of year a bit melancholy, and it seems this year more than ever. Everything is dying,… 

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glorious garden gazpacho

Is summer still summery where you are? If so, lucky you. The seasons always change so quickly here, and it catches me off guard every time. Although summer still technically has another month to go, there is a bit of a nip in the air already. The good news, though, is that the summer was… 

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grapefruit and avocado salad

Sometimes simple is best. This is a lesson I learn over and over, both in life and in the kitchen. There were so many good reminders that simple = good on our recent weekend in Rome; if you put a just a few good-quality ingredients together, magic happens. A few weeks back when I posted this grapefruit… 

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lemony roasted cauliflower

Does anyone else feel like time has been speeding up lately? The weeks seem to be whipping by at breakneck speed. We’re now well into the Circle of Darkness – the period from mid-November till mid-January – where things are dark all the time here. All. The. Dang. Time. Perhaps one explanation for my sped… 

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game changing hummus

Our kitchen has a large window that faces into our building’s courtyard. Across the courtyard from our apartment, but directly in front of our kitchen window, are the balconies from another building. One of these balconies belongs to a couple who, each and every single day, bring all of their blankets, pillows, and rugs outside… 

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Honey Dijon Broccoli Salad

I just finished an exercise, in the name of science, where I was required to weigh everything I ate or drank (except for water) for three days. Let me tell you, this is an experience I do not care to repeat. Not only is it incredibly annoying to have to lug a digital scale everywhere… 

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curried devilled eggs

Have I told you before that I hate Easter egg hunting? Like, for real hate it. Am traumatized by it. Why? Because I can’t find the dang eggs. Can. Not. Find. Them. In my house Easter egg hunting was a colour coded thing. My Dad would hide eggs in the living room, then each child would… 

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Moroccan carrot and chickpea salad

A little while ago, Paul went on a holiday to Morocco. He went by himself, on a solo holiday, a ‘Pauliday’ if you will. We’re very different vacationers, he and I. I’m more of a lie-on-beach-with-book kind of a vacationer, and he’s a very activity driven vacationer. When you’ve lived with someone for nearly 10… 

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orange braised broccoli

Hey there! Happy New Year! Gott Nytt År! I hope you’re all doing tremendously well. Thanks for standing by while I took a little break – it wasn’t my intention to take one, but such is life. And really, if these views were what were to your immediate left and right, would you want to… 

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roasted acorn squash salad

Roasted Acorn Squash Salad with winter greens, crumbled cheese, and toasted seeds served in a roasted squash bowl. Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Cheerio! I’m writing from my sister’s flat in London sipping on a mimosa before we all (Paul, my sister Emily, my brother-in-law Andy, and I) head back to Heathrow and hop on… 

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multigrain edamame salad

There are times when you should leave well enough alone and times you shouldn’t. I’ve been contemplating that a lot now that I’m into the second course of my program and have been well reminded of that constant state of anxiety that comes with being a student. There is always something I should be doing… 

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carrot quinoa salad

This summer I have had the great privilege, twice, of spending time with groups of people who habitually spend their summers together. Although on opposite sides of the globe, there were some commonalities: lazy afternoons on the beach, friends, family, laughter, and shared meals. The first, in a little beach town in the south of Sweden, was a… 

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