Author Archives: mstelladacruz

Pumpkin Spiced Walnut Bread

I like to trick (and treat) myself into being healthy. I feel less guilty about eating chocolate chip cookies late at night if at least my breakfast is nutritious.  Pumpkin is rich in fibre, potassium, iron, vitamins A and E. … Continue reading

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Chocolatiest Brownies

These are the real deal brownies. The ones you dream about. Classic, fudgy and oh so chocolately. They mix up in the snap and the recipe makes enough for sharing. Though I’m pretty greedy so I’ve been known to keep … Continue reading

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Roasted Spatchcocked Chicken With Red Potatoes

I’ve gotta be honest. This may be the best chicken I’ve ever made. Unfortunately, the photo of a perfectly golden bird with crispy brown skin never materialized. And that’s because the two times I made this chicken I was on … Continue reading

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Banana Chocolate Jolt Breakfast Bread

I’ve been horrible. I’ve been eating naughty foods, nary a fruit or vegetable to be found on my plate for days. I had a bunch of legumes for lunch, but the chickpeas were doused in masala and cradled in a … Continue reading

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Corniest Corn Muffins

Sure the end of summer is super sad. But at least sweet, yummy, tender corn is in season. A couple of weeks ago we were awash in a sea of niblets. My son Elijah loves the stuff and can chomp … Continue reading

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Superhero Angel Cake Fit For An 80-year-old

My mom Theresa is a superhero. She raised my sister and I solo after my dad died. I was just shy of a year old, my sister was about eight. She had to go it alone in a new country, … Continue reading

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Shrimp Curry with Coconut

My sister Audrey offered to make this tangy, creamy, yummy, coconutty (if it’s not a word, it should be) shrimp curry. She says it’s super easy. Funny. It doesn’t taste it. Forget takeout. If you make it for your friends … Continue reading

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