Category Archives: appetizer

InstantPot beet and chickpea hummus

A tasty and attractive twist on a classic dip! Ever since I made this amazing beet pesto I’ve been trying to think of new ways to use delicious, nutritious beets in my cooking. I love them raw, like in this … Continue reading

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Goat cheese and caramelized onion puff pastry palmiers

The fabulous appetizer that pulls a disappearing act! I could not believe how fast these little treats got devoured when I served them to my book club recently. They’re the perfect thing, really – crisp and light and full of … Continue reading

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Scrumptious smoked salmon spread

Entertain with ease thanks to this tasty make-ahead treat! Have you ever played the hypothetical “deserted island food” game? In a nutshell, you identify one (or several) foods that you would be quite content to eat every day for the … Continue reading

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A Tex-Mex roundup for Cinco de Mayo!

Feliz Cinco de Mayo, amigos! May 5 is a holiday celebrated  in parts of Mexico and the United States in honour of a military victory in 1862 over the French forces of Napoleon III. Here’s a roundup of tasty treats perfect for your Cinco de Mayo … Continue reading

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Pizza meatball casserole

A delectable mashup dish! This lovely creation is the result of my menfolk being unable to decide what they wanted for dinner. The premise is simple: meatballs cooked up with classic pizza toppings including onions, mushrooms, green pepper, sauce and … Continue reading

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Traditional beef tartare

Top quality ingredients shine in this classic dish! I’ll never forget the first time I tasted beef tartare. I’d avoided it out of unfounded fears about eating raw beef, but curiosity eventually got the better of me and I was … Continue reading

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Tuna crudo with truffle oil and popped wild rice

A super easy yet fabulously impressive appetizer! Don’t you think ‘crudo’ sounds so much more fancy than ‘raw’? However you say it, thinly sliced tuna that’s dressed up with just a few accents is ridiculously delicious. It’s one of the … Continue reading

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