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Recipe: Pumpkin pudding
(Painting by Bierstadt Albert) It's not technically the fall for a few more days, but if you live in Canada (and not on the balmy west coast) then you know that the real first day of fall is September 1st. This recipe is a celebration of the beginning of fa...

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Easy recipe: Grilled refried bean sandwich
Back when I was vegetarian instead of vegan, I used to love grilled cheese sandwiches. The oily crunchiness of the fried bread and the gooey cheese just provide so much satisfaction. I liked dipping my grilled cheese in ketchup, with the contrast of the hot...

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Recipe: Salade Vincent
Here's a classic from the Turney Family Cookbook. My grandpa puts out a new addition every few years for the whole family to enjoy. A couple years ago I was touched when he produced a special vegan edition just for me: Shaun's Choice Edition. I use this coo...

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Cooking with Dr. Mom: Sweet and sour pineapple tofu
Mmmmmm.... this looks good. Thanks, mum! *  *  * This recipe was inspired by an Eating Well Pineapple Tofu stir-fry
recipe.  This recipe lends itself to whatever assortment of veggies you
have available. Perfect for the over supply of zucchinis and pepper...

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Cooking with Dr. Mom: Wakame cucumber salad
Here's a simple and refreshing salad from my mom: *  *  * Wakame is a type of seaweed that can be purchased chopped and dried in
Asian grocery stores.  It resembles loose leaf green tea when dry and it
increases by about 8-10 times its size after being so...

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Recipe: Black bean and sweet potato tacos
I love the combination of black beans and sweet potatoes. I think their textures go great together. I made some black bean and sweet potato tacos that were really delicious and satisfyingly filling. I've been meaning to share this recipe for a while. This w...

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Cooking with Dr. Mom: Soba noodles with eggplant and mango
Another delicious-sounding recipe from my awesome mom.  * * * Yotam Ottolenghi wrote the wonderful vegetarian cookbook "Plenty".  The
recipes are inspired by his time spent living in both Europe and the
Middle East. He credits this recipe to his mother. H...

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Link: Tick Bite Might Turn You Into a Vegetarian
Probably many of you have already seen this bit of news , but it's pretty cool. According to some research, there's evidence that Lone Star tick bites can cause people to become allergic to meat! When the tick takes a bite it injects a sugar called alpha-ga...

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Recipe: Easy vegan pesto
I love fresh herbs! They make any recipe taste fresh and flavourful. One of my favourite herbs is basil. Basil in bruschetta, basil in thai curry, basil with balsamic vinegar on tomatoes... basil tastes like summer! Here's a simple way to make a vegan basil...

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Recipe recommendation: Queen Elizabeth cake
My lovely girlfriend, Julie, offered to make me a cake for my birthday so I asked her to bake me a Queen Elizabeth cake. It's been my favourite type of cake for as long I can remember. It's a dense, moist date cake with a sweet, rich coconut icing. Why is i...
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