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    Miso Grilled Bok Choy with Lifespace Gardens

    miso grilled bok choy

    My goal this summer, besides catching up on my reading list, is to feel more comfortable in the garden. I grew up alongside two of the best gardeners in the world: my mom and my grandma (my mom’s mom). I picked up some of their skills along the way, and was always willing to water and deadhead the garden if my mom was out of town, but if we’re being totally honest, I still have no idea what I’m doing. Recently…

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    Wild Rice + Roasted Tomato Salad

    Yippity doo dah, it’s 32 degrees in Ottawa today and, just like Kelsey, I am feeling barbeque season hard. Just let me quickly shave my legs and paint my toenails before I…

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    Guides

    What to make your Mom for Mother’s Day

    We’re kind of obsessed with this time of year. The Cherry Blossoms are out, we can get away without wearing a jacket outside (sometimes), and we get to celebrate Moms! Our…

  • spiralized sweet potato salad
    Entrees Sides

    Spiralized Sweet Potato Corn Salad

    Spiralized veggies like sweet potatoes, zucchini and carrots are popping up everywhere this spring. You can even purchase them pre-packaged at your local grocery store now! I only suggest you do…

  • rhubarb spelt thumbprint cookies
    Desserts

    Rhubarb Spelt Thumbprint Cookies

    Some people may call the shoulder season between soul-crushing snow storms and will-destroying humidity “spring”, and those people would not be wrong. But in another, truer sense, they would be inaccurate.…

  • falafel grain bowl
    Appetizers Entrees

    Falafel Grain Bowl

    Falafels are much easier to make than expected. They don’t take much effort, but you DO have to plan ahead. If you take away one thing from this recipe it’s this…

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    Introducing the YCEN Shop

    Hey everyone, we want to take a quick break from all the recipe sharing to let you in on something a little bit different. You may have noticed that we added a “Shop”…