hand-meyd

My name is Maegan and this is my hand-meyd blog and project journal. The gist: I’m Canadian, a food enthusiast and third generation maker. Environmentalist by trade, creative by passion.

Recent Blog Posts

Savory Vegan Chia Pudding with Pea Milk and Pomegranate
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The base of this chia pudding is my new favorite non-dairy milk made from peas!  Most nut milks require a lot of water to grow and produce, so although they’re good for you, they can have a bigger impact on the environment than other milk alternatives. Pea milk uses less water than almond and cas...
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Quick Sauteed Parsnips with Raw Pear and Russian-Korean Dressing
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I found this great recipe for Russian-Korean salad dressing on the Immigrant’s Table and was immediately sold on all the garlic and cayenne pepper.  If you’ve never tried Russian-Korean dressing, you need to get on it ASAP.  It’s spicy, sweet, garlicky amazingness and likely to ...
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Sustainable Ahi Tuna Rolls with Minced Chile and Avocado
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One of my favorite things about making sushi at home is knowing exactly where the fish came from and whether it was sustainably sourced.  I get all of my sustainable seafood through SPUD.ca from suppliers who are dedicated to sustainable fishing and protecting other species of sea life. If you...
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Baked Hasselback Butternut Squash with Crispy Squash Seeds
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I took a bit of a breather from blogging this past month and while I’ve missed the push to try  new recipes and ingredients, I’ve also really enjoyed sliding it off my plate for a while — no pun intended.  But I guess that’s the advantage of blogging for fun vs. blogging f...
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Roasted Garlic Scape and Peach Salad with Arugula Sprouts
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I’m officially waving bye-bye to summer with this salad recipe.  Thankfully, fresh organic peaches are still available over at SPUD.ca, so you’ll be able to enjoy this salad for a few more weeks if you’re a little reluctant to let go of the season! I used a basic yogurt dressing...
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Persian Herb Frittata with Nasturtiums and Lemon Yogurt Drizzle
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This is a new favorite recipe of mine whenever I come home with an impressive haul of fresh herbs from the farmers market.  I used nasturtiums and garden cress in my recipe adaptation because I happened to score some at the market that week, but mostly because I love their peppery flavors.  I als...
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Jicama and Kiwi Salad with Avocado and Lime Vinaigrette
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Jicama is my new favorite addition to fresh summer salads.  They have all the crunch of an apple, though not quite as sweet, so you can get as carried away as you like without worry that they’ll overpower your plate. The kiwi and lime work perfectly together in this recipe, but jicama is ve...
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Honey Roasted Tamarillos with Coconut Yogurt
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I just discovered tamarillos this summer and they’re a pretty interesting fruit — almost like a cross between passion fruit and tomatoes.  They’re delicious raw, if you remove the skins (they can be bitter) but even better when roasted or gently sauteed.  Add them to your mornin...
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Grass-Fed Butter Dipped Radishes with Lemon Zest
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As you can tell by scrolling down my homepage, I’m all about radishes this season.  They’re one of my favorite vegetables and end up in almost every entree during the summer months, even if it’s just as garnish to round out my plate. Butter dipped vegetables aren’t exactly...
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Honeydew Salad with Watermelon Radish and Citrus-Avocado Dressing
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Since posting the recipe for this carrot and cantaloupe salad earlier this spring, I’ve been incessantly experimenting with different melon-vegetable combos.  The following recipe was born from all that experimenting and ended up deliciously creamy with the addition of avocados in the dressing! F...
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