My Rules for Cooking

When it comes to cooking, I have a few rules that I not only enforce on myself, but also sometimes “encourage” my friends and family to follow.  I know…I’m bad, but I really feel strongly about these things.  I even admit to not always following some of them myself (see #9), but I think that …

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Ode to a Crouton

This post is at the request of my Mom.  She was the one that taught me to make my own croutons and I’ve never looked back.  It’s insanely easy to do and anyone eating them thinks that you’re the most brilliant person in the world.  Once you try these, you will never buy croutons again. …

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A Fresh Salad Bowl

This is one of my favourite lunches!  It’s light, yet satisfying.  You can change it completely by mixing up the veggies, noodles or using a different sauce.  It’s even vegan and gluten-free. The sauce that I currently cannot get enough of is Spicy Peanut Lime sauce and it’s stupidly easy to make.  You can do it …

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Channeling Spring with Lemony Pea Shoot Pesto

I’ve been trying to find a recipe to make for Easter that channels spring.  You know, something that uses those lovely, new, delicate vegetables in the market.  Unfortunately, it’s March in Toronto, this winter is never ending and the markets are looking pretty bare and depressing right now.   I would love to make something …

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Honey, I fried the Tofu

Mr Fox came home with a shocking request one night – he wanted me to make him deep fried, honey garlic tofu. Huh?  I have been married to this man for almost 14 years now and suddenly, he wants to eat tofu?  I was shocked.  Apparently, he had some honey garlic tofu when some friends …

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My Perfect Breakfast (or “How to Poach an Egg”)

I love breakfast!  I’m one of those people that always wakes up hungry.  My perfect breakfast?  A poached egg on buttered toast, sprinkled with salt.  Lovely!  Luckily, Mr. Fox also enjoys poached eggs, so it’s a quick and easy breakfast that I can make for the both of us.     It actually took me …

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Gluten Free Banana Oat Muffins!

I love baking muffins!  They’re quick, easy and everyone loves fresh, homemade muffins…I’ve even made them for dessert after a dinner party.  They also freeze wonderfully and are the perfect thing to send out with Mr. Fox as he goes out to conquer the world.  My favourite muffin recipes come from a series of cookbooks …

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Ginger Forever

I love cooking with ginger, but for years, it was a love/hate relationship.  I never seemed to have it on hand when I wanted to use it and I hated that I had to run out for that one thing….or send Mr. Fox out…not that I ever do that. I tried everything.  Keeping it on …

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Gluten-Free Salted Chocolate Brownie Cookies

While relaxing one evening and reading the January issue of Bon Appetit, I stumbled access this recipe for Chocolate Brownie Cookies in their Gluten-Free article.  I needed to make them immediately!  A six ingredient gluten-free cookie recipe with no weird stuff or techniques?  Sign me up! Usually, when I make a recipe for the first …

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No Recipe Curry

I’ve had the head cold from hell.  So, of course…I’m craving Indian food.  Something about the various spices used feels like it’s healing me, but one thing that I’m not doing with my fuzzy head is following a recipe.  Fortunately, I’ve been given some great lessons in Indian cooking from my Mom’s coworkers and I …

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The Need for No Knead Bread

In going Gluten-Free, Mr. Fox and I found that there were two things very hard to find good in Gluten-Free form:  Beer and Bread.  Mr. Fox’s current favourite beer is St. Peter’s g-free (although we are still waiting in hope for you, Snowman Brewing!)  Bread turned out to be more of a challenge. We tried …

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Guacamole, My Way

Not to brag, but I’m well known for making guacamole.  It’s probably because I make it. all. the. time. and I’ve been making it forever.  I can’t even remember when I came up with this way of making guacamole.  It’s been that long…guacamole is an old friend. When buying avocados, I always buy them ripe …

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