Monthly Archives: September 2017

Quinoa with roasted squash, apples and cider vinaigrette

A delicious meatless main or inventive side dish! While I created this recipe as a side dish, I’ve discovered we love it so much, it’s turned into one of our favourite meatless mains. Since quinoa’s gone mainstream in the Western … Continue reading

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Tamale pie with chive cornbread topping

A tasty twist for Taco Tuesday…or any day of the week! I recently ventured down a delicious and inspiring internet ‘rabbit hole’. After typing the following into my search engine: ‘what is the greatest recipe of all time’, I took … Continue reading

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Maple and Five Spice roasted chicken

A flavourful and aromatic dish! As an eager experimenter in the kitchen, I was really happy when my kids started to embrace a wider variety of flavour profiles. I love Asian food and now, they do as well. This dish … Continue reading

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Spiced lamb meatball stew with orzo and vegetables

A hearty meal that’s both healthy and flavourful I often find myself craving particular dishes or ingredients because characters in a book I am reading are enjoying them. Recently, a novel set in England fostered in me a keen desire … Continue reading

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Brown butter salted caramel blondies

Rich flavour and chewy texture a standout combination! I love all things chocolate but have to say that few treats can beat a good blondie, in my opinion. Rich and satisfying, blondies share the chewy texture of brownies, but rely … Continue reading

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All about apples

So many delicious possibilities for this versatile fruit! I’ve loved cooking with apples since I was a young child. Helping my mom make applesauce, dozens of pies, apple jelly and loads of loaves didn’t seem like a chore because I … Continue reading

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Japanese-style seaweed salad

A make-at-home version of a restaurant favourite! It’s amazing how tastes change over time. A generation ago, you’d never have found little kids in North America devouring dried seaweed as a schoolyard snack, but it’s all the rage now. I … Continue reading

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