Monthly Archives: January 2018

Crispy baked zucchini sticks      

No deep fryer needed for this delicious vegetable treat! Crispy zucchini sticks and dip are a big favourite in my house but I wanted to see if I could lighten up this pub-style treat. This fat-free, oven-baked version is full … Continue reading

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Fast and delicious taco pizza

A party-perfect combination of two favourite foods! If your family is like mine, there is a good chance you have both tacos and pizza on the regular menu rotation. To me, both are fast, fun meal options although I do … Continue reading

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Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

A super make-ahead snack for sports fans! When presented with this dish for taste testing a few days ago, my menfolk were rendered speechless, in a good way. Meaty, cheesy and full of flavour, it’s scrumptious and satisfying and really … Continue reading

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Cheddar and onion beer bread waffles

A fast and fabulous twist on a retro favourite! Remember when beer breads were all the rage? I think that was a 1980s thing (although beer bread has actually been made for centuries). I used to make a recipe quite … Continue reading

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FLUX popup at Bar Lupulus will be a feast for all the senses  

Limited tickets available for this delicious, inventive evening! Popup dinners are one of the best ways to enjoy the true talents of a culinary community. There is a fantastic one happening in Ottawa at Bar Lupulus on March 19 at … Continue reading

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Chicken in white wine and cream sauce (coq au vin blanc)

A lighter twist on a classic French dish! I remember the first time I made coq au vin, the rustic, hearty French dish that became wildly popular in North America thanks to Julia Child. I recreated the recipe found in … Continue reading

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Roasted beet, garlic and walnut pesto

A tasty twist that’s as delicious as it is colourful! I love making big batches of traditional basil pesto each summer and often have enough tucked into the freezer to enjoy all winter long. Over the past few years, I’ve … Continue reading

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