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Chocolate Peppermint Thins

Chocolate Peppermint Thins

I was trying to explain to my 10 month old what Christmas tastes like. It was a fairly one-sided conversation but I’m pretty sure she got the gist of it.

Chocolate Peppermint Thins

I was cutting pomegranate seeds in half for her like the paranoid mom that I have become and she was mmmm-ing as she swallowed fistfuls of them whole. These had been preceded by some sage-y buckwheat with mushrooms, all flavours that seem very Christmassy to me.

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Savoury Buckwheat & Seed Granola (and Holiday Gift Ideas)

Savoury Buckwheat & Seed Granola

It’s that time of year again! Although it’s almost too late to start a batch of sauerkraut in order for it to be ready in time for gift-giving (or perhaps to mail a tea set to you niece in Amsterdam), it’s perfect timing to start thinking about most other gifts.

Savoury Buckwheat & Seed Granola

Last year we made bath salts for the people we love. The recipe is here along with a big list of other thoughtful ideas for people who may (or may not) be going through cancer treatment. We have a fresh new list of ideas this year too.

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Miso-Braised Daikon

Miso-Braised Daikon

Daikon radish as described by my quietly kind (and British) brother-in-law:

“It’s a mixture between potato and radish, it’s lovely” (or oh-some, I can’t remember, he’s sort of Canadian-ized now).

Miso-Braised Daikon

My response, before he had even finished the sentence:

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BBQ Spice Blend (and what to do with it)

BBQ Spice Blend (and what to do with it)

The idea for making my own BBQ spice blend was born out of trying to block BBQ chips from becoming the norm at my house. I’m not proud of it, but when I was pregnant I had cravings for salt and vinegar chips that I could not shake, and no matter what I tried, no healthy substitute would do.

BBQ Spice Blend (and what to do with it)BBQ Spice Blend (and what to do with it)

I didn’t eat them as much as I wanted to (good thing because I would have given birth to a potato chip or worse, a Costco-sized bag of them) (let’s be honest, it kind of felt like I did anyway), but when I did, I got my husband his own bag because I was not sharing. I got him BBQ, because that is his thing whether or not he’s pregnant. He was in hog heaven because chip-eating was not a regular event in our house before then.

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