Fresh Herb & Nut Pulp Crackers

I created these crackers because I was trying to make use of leftover nut pulp and kale stems. We eat kale frequently and while I often thinly slice the stems and add them to various dishes, this week I found myself with an abundance of leftover stems. I also wanted to make use of leftover fresh basil we purchased at the market over the weekend. I am dating myself perhaps when I suggest these crackers would work well as a choose your own adventure (anyone else remember the books back in the 80's?) but I would suggest that this recipe works well with several different variations. The almond and basil I've included below is a lovely combo, but walnut and tarragon, pecan and chives and perhaps hazelnut and arugula would be lovely alternatives. If nuts are not a possibility, ground sunflower seeds would be an excellent substitute, paired with basil…

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Seasonal Superfood: Harukei Turnip

I get really excited about heading to my local farmer's market pretty much all the time, however the experience is all the more exciting in the midst of summer, when local produce is varied and extremely plentiful. Some crops are also very fleeting – I spent time this week planning out a delicious asparagus and tarragon risotto recipe, only to show up at the market and discover that I had missed this delicious crop by a week. So perhaps the moral is, get when the getting is good, as you never know when your last asparagus crop will be available? This is a bit of a scarcity mindset, but it does make you appreciate what you have, when you have it. Our family has made many shifts and changes over the past 10 years, in an attempt to reduce our footprint on the planet. One of those shifts has been…

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Tofu Strips
RV chic, served on a stainless steel plate

Tofu Strips

When we lived in St John's, NL we used to frequent The Sprout, a fantastic vegetarian restaurant with a lovely menu. One of our favourite items to order were their delicious tofu strips, something I have been trying to replicate with varying levels of success for the past couple of years.

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