The Best Dumpling In The World…

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A bold statement to be sure, but one made nonetheless by Roads & Kingdoms Executive Editor Anup Kaphle in his latest newsletter to readers.

If you’re not familiar with R&K, it is a James Beard award winning publication started by some serious journalists, foreign correspondents from Time magazine no less, who wanted to focus on food and politics. They can count Anthony Bourdain on their editorial board, where he oversees a longform series called Dispatched. It is the most exciting globe-trotting food writing being published anywhere right now.

Longform journalism is great and all, but I lured you in here with talk of dumplings, so let’s get back to that… Continue »



How Chia Got It’s Groove Back.

 

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past half dozen years, you’ve heard about the wonders of chia seeds. For most of us, the first time we heard of these little beauties was the chia pet. While we may have mocked the chia pet, few of us realized that we’d be eating our words a few years later when the health benefits of those little seeds became apparent, and prized for more than just their starring role in an ill-advised novelty gift. Continue »



The Beauty of Blood Oranges

 

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In Canada we get excited when local fruit comes into season. Early spring is rhubarb season, then as the days get longer and warmer more fruits and vegetables take front and centre stage. But when it comes to imported and tropical fruits, it seems we tend to take them for granted; you can always get an orange, they seem to be the same year round. But of course there are growing seasons for oranges too, and the best time of the year for Blood oranges is right now, from January to May. Continue »



Two Words: Campfire Cooking

 

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Canadians love the outdoors; we get out of the city whenever possible and we embrace the change of seasons, and when we can, we camp in the wilderness-or at least semi wilderness- and we cook outdoors. Is it too early to start thinking about camping and cooking in the great outdoors? We don’t think so. There’s a reason so many people rhapsodize about the Canadian spring, but so few of us really get in touch with nature this time of year. And if you’re thinking about camping you’re going to want to brush up on your campfire cooking skills.  Continue »



A 15 Minute Vegan Mac & Cheese Recipe

 

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There’s a few reasons why you should know how to make a vegan cheese sauce. First, because a serving of a dairy free version is less than half the calories, it is a great way to reduce fat in your diet and, it cooks up as fast if not faster than the regular version. No grating required!

Most vegan cheese sauces expect you to think ahead and soak a bunch of cashews overnight. We’ve discovered a much faster method. Try this recipe once, fall in love and never have to worry about having one great vegan recipe in your repertoire again.  Continue »