shrimp rice wrap
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Shrimp Rice Rolls

I used rice wrappers for the first time, and I was impressed with the results. I envisioned a Vietnamese-style fresh roll filled with shrimp and veg, and I love how it turned out: delicious, light, healthy and full of freshness. For the filling: saute some shrimp, boil and drain vermicelli or soba noodles, and shred… Continue reading Shrimp Rice Rolls

couscous
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Couscous Mix

This is a light and easy meal that's ideal for lunch or dinner. It's full of nutrients, while also filling you up. Our cherry tomatoes are ripening, and we put them to good use in this dish. Ingredients: 250 g of small couscous pearlsolive oil to taste1 can chickpeas1 cucumber, cut into cubes5 cherry tomatoes,… Continue reading Couscous Mix

fruit and nut chocolate bark
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Vegan Fruit-and-Nut Chocolate Bark

You know when you're standing in line at the grocery store and there are all sorts of treats lined up at the counter set up nicely to entice you to make an impulse purchase? I remember standing in line once and seeing chocolate bark wrapped up neat and pretty, just waiting to be bought. That's… Continue reading Vegan Fruit-and-Nut Chocolate Bark

mocha
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Try This Home-Made Mocha Latte

We make French press coffee every weekend. Last Saturday, it was extra special with the addition of about 2 tbsp. of cocoa nibs that had been soaked to make our latest batch of tasty home-brewed stout. The nibs give the coffee an earthy, bold mocha twist. You don't have to use stout-infused cocoa nibs, of… Continue reading Try This Home-Made Mocha Latte

roast pork belly slices
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Roast Pork Belly Slices

We got some pre-sliced pork belly recently, and they roasted up beautifully. The prep is simple: score the skin, rub in a bit of salt and brown sugar, and place fat side up on top of a slick of olive oil. I recommend using a Dutch oven, if you have one. Preheat the oven at… Continue reading Roast Pork Belly Slices