Everyday Chinese Stir-Fried Chicken with Bok Choy and Snow Peas

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Look at those peas. Aren't they gorgeous? Those peas and bok choy were not bought in a grocery store. I picked those myself, and felt almost bad stir-frying them until I saw how bright green and delicious this recipe made them. The recipe is incredibly simple, and it's not … [Read more...]

Life-Changing Lemon Chicken, Homemade Hoisin and Everyday Chinese

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I read an article in the Globe & Mail a little while ago called "Chop Suey Nation" about why Canada has so many Chinese-Canadian takeout restaurants in small towns from BC to Fogo Island. Not regional Chinese places making hand-pulled wheat noodles in bone broth soups or … [Read more...]

NuPasta: Low Carb and Gluten Free Konjac Pasta

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Love pasta but can't do gluten? Or do you hate the idea of empty carbs? Or maybe you miss ramen as much as I do. Here's a solution: NuPasta. It's made with konjac, a mountain plant whose root is a bit like taro but instead of starch contains tons of fibre. Which is why each … [Read more...]

Hot Ginger, Gastronomic and Essential Oils from Aliksir, and a Recipe for Gung Bao Chicken

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The second product I'm testing from the upcoming Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert (March 11-13, 2016) is the ginger Arome de Saba, an organic gastronomic oil from Quebec company Aliksir. If you’ve never been to the expo before, it’s a weekend-long exhibition at the Palais de … [Read more...]

Sweet and Spicy Slow-Cooker Turkey with Pinto Beans

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I kind of cheated on this one. Instead of making a sauce, I just threw in a bunch of my frozen Heinz on Crack (sweet and spicy tomato jam). So if you make this recipe, don't replace it with ketchup or salsa. It won't be the same. The bones you see are the ones I took the … [Read more...]