ADDICTIVE PECAN PIE BARS

INGREDIENTS FOR THE SHORTBREAD CRUST:  3/4 cup (6oz/ 170g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature  1/2 cup (3 1/2oz/ 99g) packed soft brown sugar (preferably light but dark is fine)  2 cups (8 1/2oz/ 240g) all purpose flour  1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon salt FOR THE PECAN TOPPING:  1/2 cup …

Black People Cannot Be Ugly

My understanding of beautiful, ugly, attractive, and other aesthetic-related adjectives used to be extremely warped. Growing up, I begged to stop getting boxed braids because they were too “different,” compared to what the Nicoles and Ashleys of my class had. I took family members’ advice of avoiding the sun — …

Super Easy Pasta Nicoise

Ingredients ½ (450 g) package farfalle pasta, about 3½ cups (875 mL) 2 cups (500 mL) 2-inch (5 cm) pieces asparagus 1 lemon 1 cup (250 mL) plain Greek-style or Balkan-style yogurt 2 cloves garlic minced 1 cup (250 mL) multicoloured cherry tomatoes, cut in half ⅓ cup (75 mL) snipped fresh chives ¼ cup (60 mL) pitted and finely chopped …

Low Carb Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 4 poblano peppers 1 lb extra-lean ground beef (or ground turkey) 2 cloves garlic minced 1 tbsp chili powder 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp paprika 1 red pepper, diced 1 red onion, diced 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese Optional toppings Store-bought pico de gallo or salsa Sliced avocado cilantro sour cream Instructions Preheat oven to 400 F. Wash and de-seed poblano peppers, …