Creamy Wild Mushroom and Shrimp Risotto (Dairy Free)

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Lactose intolerant? Can't eat Parmesan? Not feeling like drowning yourself in dairy and suffering from a heavy-stomached post-risotto feeling of regret? I love the idea of slow-simmering rice in broth until the starch of the rice makes the dish creamy. The traditional cheese … [Read more...]

Dived Scallops with Avocado and Pink Grapefruit Salsa

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This recipe comes from Scottish Highland Hospitality, which you can read more about in my recipe post for dairy-free cod brandade. It was my favourite recipe from the book, mostly because of the salsa. The key is to buy really tasty avocados and grapefruit. I splurged on organic … [Read more...]

Quebec Seafood: Nordic Shrimp Ceviche with Sweet Potato and Lime

This morning I was on Breakfast Television Montreal talking about local Quebec seafood. Here's my recipe for the Nordic shrimp ceviche that I made with host Derick Fage. It's 100% sustainable, super easy and very delicious. Nordic shrimp are available in Quebec year-round frozen … [Read more...]

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...]

Greek Dolmades: Vegan, Healthy and Local (if you Forage the Vine Leaves)

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I'd walked past the vine leaves outside my community garden hundreds of times, but I'd never put them to use in my kitchen until now. I know they're good for two things: pickling cucumbers (they supposedly keep the pickles firmer without adding any chemicals) and dolmades … [Read more...]