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Spicy  // Posts tagged as "Spicy"

Salsa Love & a Recipe for Black Bean Salsa Salad

Last week I picked up the current issue of Food Network Magazine, and inside there was a little booklet with fifty different variations of salsa and guacamole. Need I say more? I feel like the only appropriate reaction to such a thing would be impersonating Saturday Night Live’s Molly Shannon as Sally O’Malley saying, “Fifty!” […]

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Cold Winter Days & a Recipe for Slow Cooked Bison Chili

I woke up this morning to the sound of trees blowing in the wind outside my bedroom window. It was the kind of wind that you hear in depressing movies {or imagine in books that are set in mid-winter Russia}. It was cold. It was whistling. No – it was howling. It was one of […]

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Busy Days & a Recipe for Double Cheese Jalapeno Bread

So that day is coming soon {the one where I wear that beautiful dress}, and things are officially getting hectic. There is not a spare moment to be had {except to bake, of course}. As part of all of the preparation, C and I have been sorting through old photographs, and it seems each picture […]

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Ripe Ingredients & a Recipe for Peach and Avocado Salsa

There was a bowl of little yellow cherry tomatoes sitting on my counter the other day. They were deliciously ripe, softening slightly, but the skin held firm when I’d squeeze the little fruits between my fingers… it was time for them to be eaten. With the heat of the last week or so, I wasn’t […]

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Mexico Dreaming & A Recipe For Chicken Tortilla Soup

I woke up the other morning thinking I was in Mexico. I dreamt I was strolling along a little beach near Tulum, with Bob Marley’s rhythmic words pouring out in the distance. {sun is shining, the weather is sweet… yeah} I had a lovely day planned: snorkelling, picking up some fruit at a local market, […]

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Taking a Breather & a Recipe for Slow-Cooked Turkey Chili

With the insanity of the holidays over, and a pile of resolutions in place, I’m sure we can all agree it’s time for a bit of a breather. No more entertaining; no more meals for fifteen; and, for goodness sake, no more roasting turkeys. Not for a while, at least. I’m not letting the turkey […]

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A Nutritious Snack: Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

I love when healthy food doesn’t taste healthy. Don’t get me wrong – I love healthy food, but every once in a while, I just want something bad; something salty and fatty and addictively delicious. But, when a snack seems like it should be causing my cholesterol to shoot through the roof but is, in […]

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Sweetly Spicy Salsa

It’s easy to see that fall is on its way. The produce at the market is changing; summer treats are giving way to autumn goods, and almost too-ripe fruits are being sold quickly by the caseload. It’s the perfect time to preserve the season, don’t you think? Over the weekend I dropped by the Crossroads […]

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Creamy, Spicy Avocado Salsa

Sometimes, you just need a little avocado. Mashed up to make guacamole, sliced and scattered on a salad, spread on a sandwich… you can eat it however you want. Nutritionally speaking, avocadoes are a kind of a big deal. Not in a Ron Burgundy big deal way, but in a contains healthy fats, lowers your […]

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A Twist on a Classic: Chili-Stuffed Peppers

Chili is one of my favourite foods – it seems that one just can’t go wrong with it. It can be made in five minutes (with some canned beans and an assortment of spices), or in ten hours (slow-cooked to perfection); it can be vegetarian, or chock full of meat; it can be eaten out […]

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