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East Van couple release whole foods cookbook for new and seasoned foodies

A really cool East Van couple with a passion for real foods have just self-published a great cookbook: This East Van Kitchen: A Fresh Introduction to Cooking, featuring vegan, vegetarian and meat recipes.

That Kennedy Telford and Kim Mulder don’t have formal culinary or graphic design training worked to their advantage, because they’ve gone  all out with their creativity and talents in these areas.

The visuals in this book leap out with bold colours and personality. Every dish was made and shot in the couple’s tiny kitchen. See how clever they have been with organizing their small space?pots pans

The recipes in the book start with simple, staple foods for newly adventurous cooks and gradually get more complex so that by the end of it you are practically pro.

Seasoned cooks will no doubt find plenty of new dishes to explore here.

Try the Miso-Lime Soup (recipe below) for starters, they say. Its hearty, warming and nurturing for the winter season.

Choose local, seasonal and organic fresh foods as much as you can. You deserve to eat well.

What about this German Style Potato Salad (recipe below), perfect for a holiday pot luck or a family meal?

KIMCheck out the Poached Salmon or Trout (recipe below), made with dried wakame or dulse. Easy and flavourful.

The only ingredient not featured in this book is sugar, says Kennedy. We don’t have a sweet tooth, surprisingly. And so there aren’t any dessert recipes. Maybe next time.

The books are $35 each, $30 if you buy two or more. Kennedy and Kim will be at the Christmas Craft  Sale at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive) on Sunday December 22, 11-5. Say hello. They’re a delight to talk to.

Their cookbooks will be available online soon. Stay updated through East Van Kitchen, email

Also check out Kennedy’s lovely jazzfest cards sure to light up hearts for the holidays.




Images and recipes courtesy of Kennedy Telford and Kim Mulder. Click on recipes to enlarge

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