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Bowl of lentil vegan chili made in an Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Vegan Lentil Chili

I’m a fan of making a big batch of chili on a cold day. It’s hearty, comforting and a great way to warm up when it’s snowing outside. It’s also one of the most popular dishes to serve at a Super Bowl party. This chili is made in an Instant ...

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Chewy Banana Bomb Cookies - Kary Osmond

Chewy Banana Bomb Cookies

How often do you have a few bananas on your countertop that are too ripe for snacking, or too many bananas in your freezer for smoothies? Well, here’s an option: Make chewy banana bomb cookies. The inspiration for this recipe comes from a grocery store in San Francisco where I ...

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Kale & Caramelized Onion Vegan Scone - Kary Osmond

Kale & Caramelized Onion Vegan Scones

I love scones, sweet or savoury, and I find it next to impossible to pass one up; especially when they’re still warm. This is why I delivered freshly baked scones to my neighbours after testing this recipe a few times. It was either that, or be tempted to eat them ...

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Thai Carrot Soup

Thai Carrot Soup

Blended soups are perfect when it’s cold outside. And I especially love soups with a hint of spice to tickle the throat. Not only is this Thai carrot soup simple to make, but it also freezes well, kids love it, and it goes well with one of my favorite foods: ...

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Guacamole

Festive Guacamole

The holiday season is a busy time of year, with dining in and out, having potlucks, attending parties, and experiencing the-always-fun “unexpected” drop-ins. If you need a crowd-pleasing, go-to appetizer recipe, look no further; this dip is guaranteed to start a conversation. It transports well and no cooking is required. ...

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Vegan Puttanesca Pasta

Vegan Puttanesca Pasta

An authentic puttanesca pasta is made using anchovies. And, I won’t lie, it’s delicious. I do love that salty-fishy rich flavor, but at the same time I wondered if it could it be made without anchovies. The answer: You bet! I’ve kept the recipe authentic, using traditional puttanesca ingredients — ...

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Cooking Tips

Pancake Tips

Helpful Hints for Making Delicious Pancakes!

Tomorrow is Pancake Tuesday! What kind of pancakes are you making? Here are some helpful hints for making delicious pancakes: To make a great pancake, it’s important that you heat your pan properly. To do so, heat your pan slowly over low heat, then turn it up to the desired ...

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Tender Turkey

Basting a Roast as it Cooks = Tenderness?

It’s been said that basting a cut of meat as it roasts produces a tender roast, compared to one that has not been basted. Here’s the reason why: when you baste a roast, you are occasionally opening and closing the oven door, right? This lowers the oven’s temperature, which slows ...

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What do you do if you don't have a lid?

What To Do When You Don’t Have a Lid

So, you’re making a delicious stir-fry and you’ve just added the broccoli. The recipe tells you to add a splash of water and then cover the pan to steam the broccoli. But wait! You don’t have a lid for that pan! What do you do??? Most woks and large frying ...

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Lumpy Gravy fix

How to Fix a Lumpy Gravy

If you end up with lumpy gravy, don’t panic!  Just give it a quick blitz in the blender to smooth it out. Also, here’s a quick way to separate the turkey juice from the fat. Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!  xo k. How to Fix a Lumpy Gravy is ...

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What do you do with leftover tomato paste

What Do You Do With Leftover Tomato Paste?

Some recipes call for 1 tablespoon of tomato paste, and unless you have tomato paste in a tube, opening up a new can seems pointless.  Especially when you’ll have 9 tablespoons of leftover paste to deal with. There are a few different ways to handle leftover tomato paste, but this ...

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How to cool quinoa quickly

How to Quickly Cool Quinoa

Common Cooking Question: I love quinoa salads, but I’m never organized enough to cook quinoa ahead of time. Is there a way to quickly cool quinoa? Answer: Yes! Cook the quinoa, spread it on a plate, and place, uncovered, in the fridge for a few minutes. The thinner the quinoa is ...

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How to cook with herbs

How to Use Fresh Herbs in Cooking

With spring comes an abundance of fresh herbs. But, do you understand how to use fresh herbs in cooking?   Take rosemary, for example. If you chew a sprig of rosemary, it tastes pungent and bitter and also leaves an irritating numbing sensation on your tongue. However, if you rub ...

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Image with fresh herbs and description of how to make them last longer

Make Fresh Herbs Last Longer

What is the best way to store fresh herbs so they last longer? The best way to store fresh herbs so that they last longer is: wash in cold water dry herbs slightly wrap herbs in paper towel (or a clean dish towel) storing in a container or plastic bag ...

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