prepare sourdough starter

A Dream and a Banneton Basket

A few nights ago, I woke up with a jolt in the middle of the night. A horrible thought shook me. I won’t be able to make my sourdough bread! Okay, I know I’m obsessed with this. I’m in my third…

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Sourdough starter

Effortless Sourdough Starter

How nice it is to stay in a rustic chalet for a few days. I’m surrounded by tall conifers. And my book Babette's Feast and I are sitting comfortably on the sofa. Yesterday, the boys and I went…

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Sourdough Starter

Life-Saving Sourdough Starter (from Scratch!)

Making a sourdough starter. I’ve never thought of such a concept. The idea has always intimidated me. In fact, the idea has always frightened me. It has in the same way that the coronavirus is…

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Cumin Guacamole

Lively Cumin Guacamole with Tomatillos

Like anything shady or that doesn't appeal to me at first, I was taken aback when I started to really love avocado. No, no, I'm sorry, I'm fooling you, as I have been fooled myself, by the way.

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Spiced Chickpea Stew with Curry and Coconut

Spiced Chickpea Stew with Curry and Coconut

Some obsessions must be kept secret, while others must be called out: I’m a planning champion. Not the sort of planning which leads to the accomplishment of tasks and which makes me productive,…

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Vegan Pancakes

Unforgettable Vegan Pancakes

January arrived like a big sack of potatoes falling heavily on my shoulders. First, I didn’t help with my last not so very happy blog post. On Christmas Eve, on top of that. Very heavy.

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Ode to My Sister

It's all still fresh in my head. For three months I have been suffering. I have been suffering a lot since the first 19 days of December. Heartbreaking memories come to mind here and there.

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Caribbean Rice and Beans

On Costa Rica and Caribbean Rice and Beans — IV

After two good weeks of well-deserved rest, it's time to get down to business. Gone are the days of being served in Costa Rican restaurants on the Caribbean coast. Gone are the days when I fell…

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Caribbean Rice and Beans - Lidia's Place

On Costa Rica and Caribbean Rice and Beans — III

It was a moment like no other. For a whole morning, I’d been buzzing in Lidia Palmer's privileged kitchen and smelling the vapors of her star dishes. It took me cojones to do it and because of…

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Costa Rica Trip - Puerto Viejo

On Costa Rica and Caribbean Rice and Beans — II

Sometimes, events occur synchronically. You secretly anticipate that something special will come to fruition—the same way you wish to receive, on Christmas day, a gift that you’ve been eyeing…

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Costa Rica Trip

On Costa Rica and Caribbean Rice and Beans — I

A few weeks ago, I went in a hideaway in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, a region on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, with an "eat-pray-love" purpose, and let’s say that it was practically…

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Cauliflower and Cumin Fritters with Lime Cashew Nut Yogurt Sauce

Summertime Cauliflower and Cumin Fritters with Lime Cashew Nut Yogurt Sauce

For almost a year, I’d been immersed in a kind of cave, an underground cavern. In this life of a hermit, I didn’t act like a good cavewoman at all while my man went out hunting. I didn’t prepare…

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stuffed cabbage rolls

After-Christmas Party Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

I don't know about you, but cooking the day after the big Christmas or New Year celebrations becomes an impossible mission almost every year. I develop a kind of cookingitis, a shiftlessness in…

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vegan pumpkin soup

High-Nutrient and Easy Vegan Pumpkin Soup (less than 30 minutes)

Yep, it's over. All those pumpkin recipes that popped up on the web will be behind us. These last two months, this fall squash was in high season. That’s the reason why it imposes itself in…

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vegan stuffin

Easy Vegan Stuffing

Some say there’s no real Thanksgiving dinner without a turkey. I say, there’s no real Thanksgiving dinner without stuffing. In Canada, this holiday has been over for well over a month now, but I…

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Dairy-Free Ricotta

How to Make Dairy-Free Ricotta-Style Cheese in Less than 10 Minutes

Admit it. If you still haven’t fully transitioned to a vegan diet, one main reason could be that your love of cheese is a major stumbling block. It's like trying to jump over tall buildings.

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Fresh, Fast and Lactose-Free Ricotta

Living without cheese... a difficult, if not an impossible task? If you talk to anyone who has made the transition to a vegan diet or is thinking about it, most of the time, that person will say…

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