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Kari Chellouf

Vegan-licious chocolate truffles

Today's delectable chocolate truffle recipe made its debut at a vegan bake sale for the SPCA.

Pork braise for a snowy Vancouver day

If you're shivering in your boots, give this easy braise a try.

Muy rico: chipotle and whole wheat tortilla-quiles

If you're over the winter blahs and want to get fired up for a healthy year, try this spicy adaptation of Mexican chilaquiles.

Hearty whole wheat breakfast cobbler

In need of a high-energy breakfast that will keep you motoring along until lunch? Try this sweet and savoury cobbler!

Must have holiday gifts for foodies

Does gift shopping for food-lovers make you want to climb into a pressure-cooker? Relax, grab a mug of hot chocolate, and click here.

Va-Va-Voom vegan chocolate peppermint truffles

Here's something to get excited about sharing: Chocolate truffles that are vegan-friendly and lactose-free!

Warm hugs and winter polenta

If you're looking for something rich and creamy or satisfyingly crunchy to heat things up this season, look no further! Kari's take on this classic Italian dish will leave you swooning for more. Belli

Recipe: shake up your morning with Mediterranean flair

Want to visit another country before rolling in to work or school? This fast and simple dish is guaranteed to deliver a little AM excitement to hum-drum morning routines.

Chef's Kitchen gets foxy with Mrs. Bean's Famous Nutmeg Ginger Apple Snaps

Kari duplicates the signature cookies from Wes Anderson's The Fantastic Mr. Fox. A comforting treat with winter looming ahead, they are warm, spicy, and best enjoyed with a mug of cider.