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Vegan Buttercream

Thankfully, it’s not only possible but it’s delicious. But take note! Margarine is sneaky. Most brands have whey, which is a dairy ingredient. Some brands also have gelatin, which is animal collagen. Most recipes seem to call for some shortening, … Continue reading

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Vegan Chocolate Cake

I have vegans in my family, but that doesn’t mean they have to go without the good stuff. I’m in charge of some baking for Father’s Day/everyone’s birthday (seriously: two of my siblings were born today, and my brother in … Continue reading

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OMG Rhubarb!

The house I now live in once housed a little old lady. She liked owls and the colour green. And like most little old ladies, she grew rhubarb. Planted it, on purpose, pretty much in the middle of my backyard. … Continue reading

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Restaurant review: El Rancho

We are exceptionally lucky to have this very excellent Salvadorean restaurant mere blocks away. It’s incredible food (and most things come with a salad– this is a pet peeve, ordering a meal that doesn’t come with a vegetable. I mean, … Continue reading

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Quick breakfast

I’ve been doing office work for the last month (for Elections Canada, actually– if you’ve never been an election worker, I recommend it!) so instead of my usual routine, I’ve had to get up quite early and head to the … Continue reading

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Bean Pie

My friend Malcolm Azania is an activist, educator, and novelist. But he’s started a new project that I find pretty interesting on a culinary as well as cultural level: he is now making pies, bean pies in particular, as Desserts … Continue reading

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Mushrooms!

The Journal is running my mushroom article this week! Mo Na Foods is a pretty nice company. And of course, you can make some barley risotto with it!

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That Cheemo article

Here it is! It runs in the print edition tomorrow, but it’s online NOW! Yay Edmonton Journal!

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Lacy Oatmeal cookies

When it’s winter, I want to turn my oven on. I take part in a collective community kitchen, and we’re scheduled for an afternoon of baking next weekend. But I have the baking bug! So on the oven goes. This … Continue reading

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Oatmeal

I love oatmeal. But maybe buying 5 lbs of steel-cut oats is a bit much for just a couple of us. I started in on it today, though. It takes a long time (45 minutes, thereabout), but it’s so nice … Continue reading

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