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Peach barley salad & how to make salad that doesn’t suck

There was a time in my life when I didn’t like salads. I thought of them as nothing but stingy, unfulfilling and just plain boring. But you’d never know it by the look of my meals today (ahem, a lot of salad). Too often, salad is an afterthought, served as a first course or...

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Basil spinach pesto hummus

It never occurred to me that basil and hummus would ever make sense together, not like oats and raisins or chocolate and peanut butter, until I bought Sabra’s new hummus flavour on a whim one day. And oh my goodness was I blown away. This stuff was goooood. It was like I was suddenly...

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Salad Samurai review & giveaway

You may think I’ve been hiding under a rock for the past couple of months but, in truth, I’ve been hiding out in my kitchen. Since late last year, it’s been a whirlwind of recipe development here at ADC headquarters, creating 135 brand new recipes for a soon-to-be cookbook, co-authored with the lovely Lisa....

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Raw or cooked ratatouille from Choosing Raw

Have you ever met someone who instantly impressed you with their remarkable knowledge and genuine charisma? That’s how I felt when I first met Gena Hamshaw. She’s the brilliant writer behind the blog Choosing Raw who constantly amazes me with her thought-provoking blog posts and now, her comprehensive new book of the same name. This book is...

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Roasted red pepper dip & a Canada Day giveaway!

I consider myself a dip girl. There isn’t a week that goes by when I’m not peeling carrots or slicing cucumber to use only as a vehicle for scooping up salsa, homemade bean dip or, when in a pinch, my favorite store-bought hummus. These dips add the right amount of pizzaz when spooned on...