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04 Apr, 2014

My personal history with mushrooms. And a recipe.

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

I had a sudden craving for mushroom soup and it couldn’t be from a can. So I made a version of this recipe today. It turned out pretty good; earthy and real, with a breath of woodland forest. If you like mushrooms I think you’ll like it too. – True story. My parents were born and raised […]

21 Mar, 2014

Ingredient du jour: black rice

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

I was browsing the aisles at Bulk Barn when I noticed a barrel full of organic black rice, and I was intrigued. I have eaten wild rice this colour (I confess I don’t like it that much) but never anything like this. I’m no grain aficionado. We usually stick to whiter varieties of regular rice, […]

15 Feb, 2014

Lunch #599 – Spinach and strawberry salad

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

I’m one lunch away from 600 lunches! I wanted to post number 599 here because it involves a salad dressing that is too good not to share. It only take a couple of minutes to make, and beats the bottled stuff by a mile. This one is great on spinach and strawberries. You can add some […]

23 Jan, 2014

Maple kale and sweet potato salad

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

I’m not sure if this really qualifies as a salad, but I SHALL CALL IT A SALAD AND A SALAD IT SHALL BE. (That being said, I think this it could also make a very nice side dish too. Maybe served with a pork chop?) This made an excellent lunch – a veritable cornucopia of […]

21 Dec, 2013

My favourite new soup: roasted butternut squash

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

I am drooling just thinking about this soup. The original recipe came from here, but I changed the ingredients a little bit (see below) primarily because I wanted to make less of it. It was SO GOOD. I will definitely be making this again. Roasting the squash beforehand might seem like a bit of a […]


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The #dailylunches project – 660 and counting!

Every day I eat lunch and take a picture. Here's my latest:
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