mediterranean chickpea salad

For many years I thought that I didn’t like Greek salad. Too salty! Too oniony! Too briny! Swimming in dressing! Fortunately I came to the realization that I’d been eating crappy Greek salads and totally changed my tune. Over the course of my MSc program in nutrition, my cohort of international nutritionists hosted many potluck… 

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panisse, two ways

Although I have been vegetarian for over 20 years now, there isn’t any profound moral, political, or ethical reason behind it. I’m a vegetarian because I’m a picky eater, and the thing I’m picky about is meat. I plain old just don’t want to eat it. People ask me all the time if I miss… 

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chickpea salad sandwich

Last year this time I talked about the sandwich system, so I thought now I’d help soften the back-to-school and back-to-work blues with a tasty vegetarian sandwich filling. I find that vegetarian sandwich options can be repetitive and I get tired of simple bread, veg, cheese combinations. I’m doing a lot of running around these… 

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curried potato chickpea patties

Personally, I think November can be a real jerk of a month. I do love early autumn, with the crispness in the air and the leaves turning colour, even the leaves falling and the slightly bittersweet melancholy atmosphere. But there’s not all that much I like about November. The weather is bleak and cold, the… 

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wild rice and chickpea salad

photo by Allison Johnstone   This salad was born of a series of girl’s night potluck dinners.  At one such dinner a fellow attendee brought a wild rice salad she had picked up from the deli of a local natural food store, and it was tasty.  A short while later on a night when I… 

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