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Spaghetti Squash

This shot looks like some form of coral reef species, but it's actually cooked spaghetti squash. Many of the sources I've read promote spaghetti squash as being "just like real spaghetti!" While it's similar, it won't fool anyone. Its translucency makes it look more like rice...

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Wheat-free Pizza

Last week's vegetarian chili inspired me to try more food substitutes. I'll be looking at a few alternative but delicious fakes over the next few days. I've been leery about "healthy" substitutes ever since someone served me dairy-free, sugarless chocolate mousse. I'd have been okay...

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Vegetarian Chili

Last week, Michelle Rafter asked what she could feed her family of non-adventurous eaters while providing her vegetarian daughter a dairy-free meal. I was impressed with the links, book titles and suggestions you provided. One reader even pointed out being lactose intolerant isn't the same...

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Berry Crisp

Since making a gigantic batch of granola, I've been on an oatmeal kick. While I don't like it as porridge, I love it in desserts. With the cloudy winter skies leaving me yearning for summer berries and the bitter cold demanding something warm, I decided a...

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Homemade Granola

For a couple of weeks now, my quest for a healthy breakfast has made me hanker for homemade granola. During my university days, I used to make big batches of this cereal to fuel me on the long, book-laden walk to campus. These days, I...

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Herb and Olive Chicken

We're heading into the mother of all cold snaps. If the Weather Network is right, the warmest day this week will be a lip-chapping -15C. Celsius always sounds colder than Fahrenheit, but keep in mind that anything with a minus sign in front of it...

Beef Stew with Gremolata
Simple Beef Stew with Orange-Walnut Gremolata

Is everyone on a diet this week? I don't know about you, but despite my normally ferocious sweet tooth, I'm not ready to face another dessert, scone, pastry or white-flour carbohydrate for a few days. Whether or not you're counting calories, this beef stew will expand...

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Split Pea and Ham Soup

Happy New Year! For those who aren't hung over and are eager to eat, I'm keeping my resolutions and serving you up a healthy non-dessert. And if Blogger does its job, the post will go up before 9:00 a.m. No, I'm not up early making the...

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Classic Vanilla Crème Brûlée

Until recently, crème brûlée defied me. I followed the instructions meticulously and ended up serving guests a high-fat vanilla liquid with a soggy sugar crust. Then chocoatiers Dominique and Cindy Duby wrote Crème Brûlée: More Than 50 Decadent Recipes and showed me the errors of...

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