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Chickpea kelp sandwich 20 minutes

I recently ordered ingredients from BC Kelp, a company in northern Canada that grows their own seaweed. A lot of the food i make these days has either nori, wakame, bull kelp or bladderwack whole tips in it.
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Cheesy seaweed pasta 40 minutes

Recipe with a lot of flavour that is easy to prepare in a galley or a minimalist kitchen. Wakame is great on a boat, if stored well it keeps for years. In a bind, it can replace fresh greens in a recipe.
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Hijiki soba 40 minutes

After Japan opened itself to the world over a hundred years ago japanese cooks began to adapt western dishes in their own style. For instance in the west people use ketchup as a condiment but the japanese use it as a base for tomato sauces in 'Naporitan' pasta. Spaghetti 'Naporitan' was created just after world war 2 after Shigetada (the head chef at the Hotel New Grand in Yokohama) saw occupying soldiers eating it. Nowadays you can find spaghetti seasoned with soy sauce and served with seaweed. I have always been a huge fan of japanese-style pasta and decided to make my own version!
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Vegan pimento olive cheese 120 minutes

Last weekend I attended a nut-free vegan cheese workshop. I've made plantbased cheeses in the past going to this event was a way to confirm what I knew and to learn new tricks! Having allergies means I can't have nut cheeses luckily there are always alternatives. The workshop as well as many of the online recipes I've tried in the past inspired me to try to make my own cheese. I put olives in everything so I decided to make a spicy pimento olive cheese!
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Salted caramel carob chip cookies 20 minutes

Got up early sunday morning with cookies on my mind. When I peeked into my fridge I spotted a lonely jar of leftover date caramel. It was then that I decided to make some salted caramel cookies with unsweetened carob chips!
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Roasted yellow pepper pasta 30 minutes

This weekend I decided to make a batch of black pasta no better way to serve it than with some roasted yellow pepper sauce. The contrast between the yellow and black is crazy beautiful.
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Halloween pumpkin cookies 30 minutes

Halloween is coming up! This blog has a lot of recipes that are perfect for it. Here is a short list of my favourite ones - Black yaki gyoza Basic black bread and Black pasta. Those recipes weren't holiday-specific but these cute pumpkin cookies sure are! They're super soft and easy to prepare.
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Vegemite caramel 20 minutes

Cadbury released a vegemite chocolate bar earlier this year as usual I only found out about it this week. I liked the idea so much I decided to make something inspired from it. Ended up making some vegemite caramel.
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Fresh pesto pasta 20 minutes

Summer is over temperature in Montreal started to dip into the lower 20's. Colder times means collecting the remaining fresh herbs from my balcony garden. This year i'm happy to say my plants thrived (thank you smart pots). My basil plant was a real beauty I harvested all I could from it and made pesto and with the pesto I made this recipe—the perfect way to end the summer.
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Chocolate pomegranate panna cotta 60 minutes

The last time I used pomegranate seeds in a recipe was for Devine's birthday brownies. I've been meaning to use it in another dessert and finally today is that day. Panna cottas to the rescue!
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