carrot ginger and red lentil soup {slow cooker friendly}

This easy and delicious carrot ginger soup is super satisfying thanks to the addition of red lentils. If you make it in your slow cooker it’s mostly hands off, but the stove top is simple too. We are not handy people. We know this about ourselves, and remind ourselves of it, but still for some… 

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borscht

One of the things I think I love the most about the holiday season is how steeped it is in tradition. I’m fascinated by how other cultures celebrate during the holiday season, and it’s been fun embracing Swedish traditions. My parents are here for a short but sweet visit this week, and I’m taking them… 

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roasted butternut squash soup with coconut, miso, and lime

This roasted butternut squash soup is silky smooth, with a trio of delicate flavours that come together in the most incredible way. And it’s vegan to boot!   Just like that, we’re into October. October is one of my favourite months. Canadian Thanksgiving is in a couple of weeks, so this is the month of… 

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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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miso veggie soup in a jar

I spend a chunk of my Sunday planning and packing breakfasts and lunches for the week. It isn’t a chore I enjoy, but it’s never a chore I regret having done. When I’m done, our fridge and freezer is filled with convenience food, my way – meals that are ready to grab and throw into… 

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five minute feel better coconut curry soup

I recently read this article about why being busy isn’t respectable anymore, and it made me think a lot about what I’ve got going on right now. I’ll be defending my thesis in 134 128 127 125 days. That’s 134 128 127 125 more days of a full time MSc thesis plus a full time job, which is, depending on when… 

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cauliflower pea soup with mint and lemon

I’ve mentioned before that we always make soup for our Sunday supper, and as such last Sunday saw me flipping through a newly acquired cookbook looking for inspiration. I bought the cookbook, Anna’s Mat, after a conversation with my Swedish teacher, who frankly scares the crap out of me, and is also probably the most… 

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tomato spinach lentil soup

On Friday evening last week a man came into my apartment with a fancy bottle of wine. He told me it was for my birthday, which was strange because my birthday is actually not until Saturday – as in three days from now. This man took me for a walk down the street to pick… 

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five minute feel better miso vegetable soup

You know that cold that has been going around? The one everyone in class or at your office has had? The one I was so smug about having avoided, particularly after having spent hours sitting next to sick classmates, working with sick kids, and sleeping next to a sick husband? Yeah. It caught up with… 

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chickpea noodle soup

Last week Paul spent most of the week in Norway on business, so I was home alone. I always really enjoy having a few days to myself to putter around the house and do things, like haphazardly load the dishwasher with absolutely everything in sight, I know would annoy him. I like to tackle little… 

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pea soup with smoked porter

Some time ago ago I picked up a cold beer in a frosty mug on my kitchen counter and took a big gulp and immediately thought, oh man, this isn’t my beer. Except it was. Only Paul had accidentally bought a smoked beer instead of the pale ale I normally buy. My next thought, mere… 

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tom yam soup

Tom Yam soup. I’ve always seen this soup referred to as Tom Yum, but our instructor and recipe booklet both call it Tom Yam, so that’s what I’m going with. If you find yourself in Chiang Mai and are looking for a great cooking class, let me suggest May Kaidee’s Thai vegetarian cooking class. The… 

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spicy red lentil soup

You know you’re living way up north when at the tail end of November the sun starts setting in the 2’s. You know you’re a food blogger living way up north when, after a stretch of grey and dreary days, sunlight suddenly floods your kitchen and you drop everything to take pictures of soup. The… 

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winter market soup

The Vancouver Farmers Market held the opening weekend of this years winter market season last weekend in their new, larger venue. I wasn’t there, but by all accounts it was a raging success. Not only has the market expanded into a larger venue, but this year the winter markets will be held every weekend, as… 

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