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Skillet Potato Salad with Fresh Basil and Cilantro

Potato salads are always popular no matter the time of year, but when the temperatures are soaring, as is the case currently in southwestern Ontario, salads are clearly in order. As this one is free of dairy, it makes for a good choice to take on a picnic or potluck …

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Potato Patties Stuffed with Spiced Mushrooms and Green Peas

Potatoes are always a nourishing and comforting choice to serve up for dinner, and when they are shaped into heavenly patties with a mushroom and pea filling, complete with fresh dill and spices, and then baked or fried and topped with velvety tomato chutney, culinary bliss ensues. These were served …

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South Indian Chickpea, Cauliflower and Potato Coconut Curry

What I thought was my introduction to Indian food and cooking years ago was actually an introduction to north Indian cooking — all of the Indian restaurants in my city and most of the Indian cookbooks available back then were north Indian. Since then, I’ve been introduced to some of …

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Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Curry with Green Peas

This creamy and hearty sweet potato and chickpea curry is likely to make appearances often on my menu during the upcoming months. It is really ridiculously easy to prepare, and so nourishing and pure. Simplicity is oftentimes the best sort of bliss. What is distinctive about this curry is not …

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Thai-Inspired Creamy Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup with Mixed Mushrooms

In the cold autumn and winter months, there is nothing quite like a creamy vegetable soup made up of root vegetables and earthy mushrooms, all simmered together with spicy Thai seasonings that initially tempt and then pleasantly linger on the palate. The lasting allure is beautifully tempered by the soothing …

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Roasted Potato and Mushroom Soup with Coconut Milk

This summer hasn’t really been soup weather because it’s been a scorcher. At the same time, sometimes soup is just want you want, and this warm creamy soup with roasted potatoes and succulent earthy portobello mushrooms simmered in a fragrant and lightly spiced coconut and almond milk broth is one …

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Creamy Potato Salad with Cashew Dressing and Fresh Basil

Potato salads are well loved favorites anytime of year, but I think especially during the hot summer months when most of us don’t feel like fussing too much over a hot stove. In addition, they are portable and easily transported to potlucks, barbecues or packed for a picnic. The advantage …

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White Bean and Parsnip Vegetable Soup

Several months of winter starts to induce a degree of laziness in me. Fortunately, this coincides with cravings for simple soups that take little effort to make but warm and comfort the body and soul. This particularly soup was inspired by the presence of several parsnips in the crisper, remnants …

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Vegetarian Sweet Potato Wraps with Crispy Chickpeas

Wraps are always a favorite in my kitchen, and this time around I wrapped up some slightly spicy roasted sweet potatoes and chickpeas served along with a tangy tahini lemon sauce. They don’t take very long to make at all. Once the chickpeas are boiled, everything gets tossed together with …

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Baked Mini Vegetable Chickpea Samosas

I’ve introduced many diners to Indian food and I’ve always found that one of the best ways to initiate those unfamiliar with Indian cuisine is to offer up some appetizers. Of all Indian appetizers, samosas are possibly the most popular. Fried savory pastries stuffed with a spicy vegetable filling, or …

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