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Swap Recipe: Jenn’s Zucchini Summer Salad with Lemon, Mint and Walnuts

Raw food veganism, you got me this time. As many of you know, July in Toronto was frequently the equivalent of living in a steam oven. Attempting to be an optimistic opportunist, I thought about how it would have been cool to bake bread and see that yeast kick into action, making dough rise in […]

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Swap Recipe: Jenn’s Honey-Roasted Chickpeas, Kale + Carrot Salad

This honey-roasted chickpeas, kale and carrot salad (with a honey sesame dressing) is a simple crunchy salad with a sweet and savoury blend. This combination is but one way of using these flavours – I think the honey-roasted chickpeas could be spiced a bit more and would make a great on-the-go snack, and the dressed […]

On Sharing Recipes

While collecting recipes from all the participants of our latest swap, I started thinking about the idea of recipe discovery, collection, and sharing. What makes us go, “Ooh, I’d like to make that!” when we see a recipe? What makes us toss out a recipe without ever making it again, and what pushes us to […]

Swap Recipe: Jenn’s Smokey Lentil Chard Soup

This flavour jumble number is adapted from smittenkitchen’s lentil soup with sausage, chard, and garlic, which itself is adapted from Adam Roberts’ Secrets of the Best Chefs, where it was provided by Gina DePalma. The adaptations were both central (i.e. note the absence of sausage) and in the details. For example, with the way we […]

Gingerbread Granola

I don’t know about you, but I find myself still craving gingerbread-flavoured things long after Christmas has finished.  While I’m an odd person in that I’ll gladly listen to Christmas carols in June, and have no qualms about drinking apple cider in the summer (it’s a comforting drink, what can I say?) – gingerbread and […]

Lentil & Brown Rice Vegan ‘Meat’-ball Recipe

  It’s holiday party time, a.k.a. potluck season, at least when you work in food-focused groups as I do. This week, I had a mighty successful cookie swap at my culinary centre job, and last night I was at the potluck party for the shared office space of Sustain Ontario (where I intern), Not Far […]

Vanilla Pudding with Thyme Syrup Recipes

I don’t want to come out of the gate making excuses, but what a week. I’m not complaining – it’s been ‘the good kind of busy’ with visits from out-of-town friends, menu planning meetings, cat care-giving, dropping in on the Preserve Swap, a cooking class at Calphalon, a friend’s gallery show opening, and a good […]

Swap Recipe: Jenn’s Vegan Shepherd’s Pie (aka ‘Shepherd-less Pie’)

Shepherd-less Pie Ingredients 1.5 cups dried brown lentils (cooked with 4.5 cups of water) 2 bay leaves 2 lbs potatoes (mix of blue, Yukon gold, and russet), peeled and chopped into equal size 3 cloves of garlic, peeled 2 large white onion, diced 1 heaping tbsp nutritional yeast 1 tsp each thyme, rosemary, basil (all […]

Swap Recipe: Ben’s Dark Chocolate & Mint Chocolate Faux Truffles

Prepared & Submitted by Ben Lowy Makes about 3 ½ dozen. Ingredients: • 1 (500g) package oreo cookies (The truffles from the swap used 38 cookies) • 1 (250g) package cream cheese (The truffles from the swap used about ¾ of the package) • 1 bag of chocolate chips Instructions: • In a food processor, […]

Swap Recipe: Jasmine’s Baked Apple Sauce

Prepared and submitted by Jasmine Chorley Foster, author of Best Morning Blog, who “barely adapted” the recipe from Daily Muse Blog (itself an adaption of a Barefoot Contessa recipe). What should you take from that modification trail? That you should tweak and customize to make this sweet versatile dish your own! Apple Sauce 6 – […]