Category Archives: sideshows

roasted garlic hummus recipe

roasted garlic hummus

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As I was putting together an assortment of snacks for an evening’s gathering, I got to thinking about the first time I made my own hummus.

It was a cold winter’s day in Montreal. I had recently moved in with my new roommate, a fun and hilarious Québécoise read more

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green bean salad with sausage and parmesan recipe

bad wife green bean salad

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I am a bad wife. Well, I am a good wife. Like when I’m serving dinner and I give Mat the better looking plate. Or when I am splitting an ice cream sandwich to share and I give him the bigger piece. Or when I wait for him to watch The Office together even though it read more

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grilled radicchio salad

pan-grilled radicchio salad with walnuts, artichoke and parmesan

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Have you ever seen Chopped? It’s not the most prestigious of culinary competitions, to be sure. Although recently it would seem the network/producers/who-knows-who-make-these-decisions read more

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super simple green bean salad

green bean salad with brown butter
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I’m usually so focused on how to start a meal and what protein to use in the main, I forget all about that vital side dish! Even the term “side” just seems to edge it out of my mind. But it’s a supportive role, read more

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vegetarian pasta

zucchini pasta with almond pesto

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Fun fact: I dabbled in pescetarianism for a time. I use the term “pescetarianism”, which sounds like a cult but actually refers to a diet that excludes turf but includes surf, because there are certain purists out there who would feel righteously indignant read more

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