Corn & Basil Tart

July 22, 2012 Quiche & Savory Tarts

Attention, attention! Friends, you need to prepare yourselves. There was an extra special visitor here at Planet Byn last week! The very person who introduced me to food blogs – who unknowingly set this whole world in motion – came for a visit! That’s right, Danielle was here!

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Sweet & Spicy Green Beans

July 4, 2012 Vegetarian

Wow, look, a vegetable! After Farewell Treat week, then Rhubarb week, I’m sure you were wondering (probably not!) what I’ve been eating for dinner. The answer is: nothing too exciting. With my new job, I’m getting home a little later, so I’ve been having a lot of quick dishes (i.e. roasted veggie soft tacos), plus […]

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Tofu Banh Mi

May 24, 2012 Vegetarian

We now present a dinner six months in the making. Here’s my personal history with Banh Mi: 1. October 24, 2011: Mindy Kaling’s website. This was my first time hearing about Banh Mi. Mindy is basically my life role model (love her humour, fashion, style), so I was intrigued by her love of Banh Mi, but not yet […]

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Falafel Tacos + Tahini Garlic Sauce

March 22, 2012 Vegetarian

Every once in a while I cook something at home that is so delicious, I have to give myself a little pat on the back. It doesn’t happen all that frequently, but this was one of those dinners that I was just so proud of, and couldn’t wait to blog about, not to mention make […]

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Black Bean & Sweet Potato Tacos (Halloween Tacos!)

November 2, 2011 Vegetarian

I’ve been on a taco bender ever since I started making my own tortillas at the end of the summer. To keep things interesting (and relatively healthy), I’ve been doing some roasted veggie fillings, like this one from Eat, Live, Run with roasted corn, red peppers and black beans, topped with chipotle sour cream and […]

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Butternut Squash Soup

October 20, 2011 Gluten-Free

I was planning on going all ‘Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag’ on Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook My Father’s Daughter, but it still hasn’t happened. If you’ve never seen it, or don’t regularly watch the W Network, on the A&K show they take a cookbook and make 6-8 recipes from it, and decide if they would recommend it to […]

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Tomato Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

September 21, 2011 Gluten-Free

Remember a few weeks ago when I was talking about being a tomato snob? Well let me tell you I found some incredible tomatoes at the Square One farmer’s market at the end of August, and when tomatoes are that good, you really need to do as little as possible to make them into a delicious […]

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Toasted Quinoa Salad with Cumin-Lime Dressing

August 23, 2011 Gluten-Free

I am a huge tomato snob. There’s nothing worse to me than pale orange, mealy, out-of-season tomatoes; the kind you see at Subway or Extreme Pita, or every grocery store between October-July. I try to avoid them as much as possible.

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Spicy Chickpea Salad + Corn and Black Bean Salad

July 28, 2011 Gluten-Free

  When the Radonsos came over for lunch last month, I made these super quick, fresh and delicious salads. This spicy chickpea salad doesn’t even require any cooking, just a bit of chopping and making a mess and you’re done. It’s a great little dish to bring to a picnic or backyard barbecue. 

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Roasted Pepper & Goat Cheese Sandwiches

July 28, 2011 Vegetarian

I miss my kitchen so much, you guys! I’ve been on the road for work (nowhere exciting) and there aren’t really any good eats to talk about*. I’ve been reading Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook while I’m here (checked it out of the library – I was curious), and there are a few intriguing things I want […]

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