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Category Archives: Nuts

Cashew Cream Breakfast Parfait

Remember these cookies? They were awesome, but they crumbled easily, and I ended up with a tasty mess. I didn’t want to waste it, and I came up with this idea. First, make cashew cream. Puree pre-soaked cashew nuts, maple syrup, lemon juice, and salt, until creamy. You can use any berries, but blueberry is […]

Cardamom Banana Bread with Walnuts

Buying bananas can be tricky. I used to buy a bunch of 5 or 6 bananas at a time. I would wait for a few days for them to ripe. But then they would ripen at the same time and I would end up with six bananas that need to be eaten fairly quickly. So […]

Roasted Spiced Butternut Squash Dumpling Dinner

Since I started seeing more and more squash (already!) in stores and at farmers market, I decided to pick up one of my favorite squash, butternut squash. I love this picture, how it look with the sunset in the background. The colors do show a fall afternoon… I peeled it and then cut it into […]

One Plate Veggie Lunch

We had the coldest weekend this season and we spent pretty much the whole time in the house (although we did go to a hockey game that we could get to with a skyway). Since I had a lot of time at home, I got to spend a lot of time for my hobbies including […]

Shiro-Ae Bento

Last time I made a bento box I enjoyed so much that I decided to make another one for lunch this weekend. The four dishes that went into the box are carrot cranberry shiro-ae, soy fritters, mustard kale, and sauteed Buna-pi mushrooms. Shiro-ae is a traditional Japanese dish where cooked vegetables are coated with soy […]

Pumpkin Artisan Bread

Well, Halloween came and went, but it doesn’t mean we should no longer enjoy pumpkin. I had some leftover pumpkin puree and I decided to add it to my artisan bread recipe. The result was these beautiful loaves of pumpkin bread. One plain. The other with dry cranberries and walnuts. They didn’t taste much of […]

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