Monthly Archives: January 2014

Vegetarian Borscht

Popular in many Eastern and Central European cultures, Borscht seems to be one of those ‘love it or hate it’ things. People who do not enjoy beets are not likely to love this soup, but if you jazz up the … Continue reading

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Mini Pavlovas

What’s not to love about Pavlova? Meringue, whipped cream and fresh fruit – a perfect trio of textures and tastes. Named for the legendary Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, the dessert was purportedly first created in her honour during a tour … Continue reading

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Crispy Baked Buttermilk-Brined Chicken

There’s something so delicious about fried chicken – it’s no wonder many people find it irresistible. Unfortunately, it’s also a real pain to make. Deep frying is messy at best, dangerous at worst, and we all know we’re supposed to … Continue reading

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Sweet and Sour Rice Bowl

With its blend of tender rice, crunchy cabbage and sweet-and-sour party on top, this rice bowl is delicious, nutritious and oh-so-satisfying. Toasting the brown rice brings out its subtle, nutty flavour and also helps it cook up softer and fluffier, … Continue reading

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Kale Salad with Apples and Cheddar

If you are a regular visitor to Constantly Cooking, you may have guessed that I am more than a little infatuated with kale. Not only is it a nutritional powerhouse, it adds great colour, texture and flavour to any meal. … Continue reading

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Pistachio-crusted halibut on golden beets with caper-onion tartar sauce

Halibut is one of my favourite fish to cook and eat because of its delicate texture and flavour. When shopping, look for sustainably harvested fish that does not have a strong fishy aroma. Because the fillets are generally of an … Continue reading

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Stocking the modern pantry

Confession time: I love grocery shopping. I love it so much that I tend to shop for food at least 5 times per week. I realize that not everyone shares my enthusiasm for gathering foodstuffs so I decided to come … Continue reading

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