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stack of oatmeal spice cookies

Rich and Chewy Oatmeal Spice Cookies (GF option included)

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Want the secret to the richest, chewiest, tastiest spiced oatmeal cookies EVER?⁣⁠ ⁣⁠It comes in a little blue-and-white box.⁣⁠⁣⁠Adding half a package of instant vanilla pudding to the dry ingredients gives these cookies great texture and really bumps up the vanilla flavor too. (I used Jell-O brand which is accidentally vegan)⁣⁠. […]

Bubbie’s Split Pea Soup

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It’s fall in Ontario, which means brightly colored leaves (most of which are on the ground now), shorter days, and blustery, chilly days (and nights!) In other words, it’s soup season. There’s a famous kosher-style dairy restaurant here in Toronto that’s been owned and operated by the same family for […]

Creamy Cajun Sausage and Mushroom Penne

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As an Amazon associate, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases for items linked on this site. Something really rare happened, y’all. BOTH my kids tried a new dish I made and agreed it was delicious enough to make it into our permanent dinner rotation. Twelve is pretty good […]

vegan low country boil

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It’s the last long weekend of summer, and we’re making the most of it. The weather is a little bit cooler here this week (mid-70s most days), which is a welcome respite from the wicked heat we had for most of July and August, but also a reminder that the […]

Roasted Vegetable, Sausage and Tofu Skewers

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It’s BBQ season! Unfortunately, Mother Nature hasn’t been the most cooperative lately. Half the country is trapped in an intense heat wave, and the other half drenched in rain. Neither are ideal situations for firing up 30,000 BTUs of heat. That’s why I love this indoor BBQ recipe. It’s perfect […]

Smoky bbq brisket with onion jam

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Weekends are for slow cooking. Especially rainy weekends like we’re having today. Since Mother Nature isn’t interested in outdoor BBQs right now, I’m bringing the outside indoors with this vegan take on a Smoky BBQ Brisket. Smoky BBQ sauce, brown sugar, spices and caramelized onions give this seitan-based roast a […]

baked spicy korean “fried chicken”

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Somehow I fell down a ‘mukbang‘ rabbit hole on Instagram the other night. (If you’re not familiar, it’s a social media thing where people eat vast quantities of food in front of a camera and share it to YouTube, TikTok and Instagram.) Sometimes it has an ASMR component to it, […]

Broccoli Cheddar Rice Casserole

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If you’ve got 20 minutes and a few pantry staples, you’ve got time to make this delicious Broccoli Cheddar Casserole for dinner tonight. It’s a one-pot dish that requires the barest minimum of effort to set up, and then cooks away happily on it’s own, leaving you time to do […]

best-ever vegan meatloaf

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Meatloaf, smeatloaf, double beetloaf. I LOVE meatloaf???⁣⁣Wait, what?⁣⁣I was totally Randy Parker as a small child. I was a picky eater who would happily have lived on PB sandwiches (no jam), and mac and cheese.⁣⁣And I despised meatloaf.⁣⁣My mother, however, insisted on making it often when I was a little […]

High School cafeteria chocolate chip cookies

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There really isn’t a lot I’d like to bring back from my high school years. I’m quite content to leave my “Tease it to Jesus” 80s hair and mouthful of braces as nothing more than a fond memory. But the fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies from the school cafeteria are another […]