The Kitchen Frau

Fresh garden ingredients, whole foods, alternative grains, and always room for sauerkraut! Canadian food blogger.

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Hearty Golden Lentil Soup to Warm the Cockles of Your Heart (and Fill Your Belly with Goodness)
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A big bowl of golden lentil soup warms us to the core on these chilly autumn days. It’s loaded with vegetables, two kinds of lentils, smoky sausages, and a hit of health-boosting turmeric and other goodies. I like to make … Continue reading → The post Hearty Golden Lentil Soup t...
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Thanksgiving Recipes Round-Up
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Are you looking for those perfect Thanksgiving recipes? Maybe you want to change up tradition just a little bit? Try something new? Or stick to the tried and true favourites that have been part of your past? Here are some … Continue reading → The post Thanksgiving Recipes Round-Up app...
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You Gotta Try This Banana Bread – It’s Our Favourite Recipe
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This tender, moist banana bread is just what I’d been looking for all my life, after trying many different versions. It’s got the right balance of banana and sweetness, with a lovely moist crumb and complex flavour from some Jamaican … Continue reading → The post You Gotta...
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Brownie Brittle for Lunch Box Nibbles (and any other kind of nibbling, too!)
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What’s crisp and crackly and sweet and chocolatey? Ta-da-da-da! Brownie Brittle! Put a few chunks of it into your lunchbox to help satisfy your sweets cravings, and you won’t even feel too bad about it – especially with the delicious … Continue reading → The post Bro...
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Red Chimichurri Sauce – A Taste of Argentina
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Red Chimichurri Sauce is a zesty variation of Argentina’s famous green chimichurri. This fresh, spicy sauce makes a grilled steak sing! Try it on chicken or fish, too. It’s quick to whip up in a food processor and turns any … Continue reading → The post Red Chimichurri Sau...
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3-Ingredient Quinoa Pancakes – High Protein, Quick, and Easy
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These simple 3-Ingredient Quinoa Pancakes are hearty, delicious, and versatile – but best of all they are absolutely quick to whip up! They make a healthy breakfast for those rushed mornings when you need to get everyone out of the … Continue reading → The post 3-Ingredient Quin...
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Vanilla Canned Peaches – a Taste of the Okanagan
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A quart of golden canned peaches: it’s the essence of summer in a jar. Flecked with tiny specks of vanilla, these peaches are simple, luscious, and full of sunshiny flavour. Canning them yourself is easy and satisfying. (Skip to recipe.) … Continue reading → The post Vanilla Can...
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Sweet ‘n Tangy Zucchini Relish
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Your hamburgers and hot dogs will thank you if you add a dollop of this fantastic, sweet, tangy zucchini relish to them. Or try it on a tuna or egg sandwich! What a delicious way to preserve that glut bounty … Continue reading → The post Sweet ‘n Tangy Zucchini Relish appeared f...
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Axoa d’Espelette: A Taste of France (A Simple Stew from the Basque Country)
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Axoa d’Espelette is a simple chopped meat stew that is full of flavour! This dish is a festive recipe from the Basque country in France, often served at country fairs, but equally enjoyed at family dinners. It’s a great recipe … Continue reading → The post Axoa d’Esp...
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Porto Tonic Cocktail and Memories of Portugal
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Chase away the summer heat with a Porto Tonic cocktail. It’s gin and tonic’s sassy Mediterranean cousin, light and fresh and full of flavour.  (Skip to recipe.) I’m slogging away in the garden, trying to be master of the weeds (but … Continue reading → The post Porto...
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