Category Archives: dinner

Hearty, wholesome grain salad that’s better than tabouli

Cracked wheat with herbs and chickpeas is delicious and nutritious! I remember the first time I had tabouli many decades ago – I loved how tasty and satisfying it was, with all that parsley and mint and yummy vinaigrette to … Continue reading

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Lebanese-style roasted chicken and spicy potatoes

A make-at-home version of my favourite takeout meal! Given my passion for cooking, we rarely order takeout food, but once or twice a year I indulge my constant craving for Shawarma. Typically made with meat that’s been roasted on a … Continue reading

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Niçoise Salad with smoked salmon

A tasty makeover for a classic French dish! During the hottest part of the summer, we eat composed salads quite often for dinner. With the right ingredients, they can take little time to prepare and be both nutritious and satisfying. … Continue reading

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Zucchini and grilled corn fritters

The tastiest, most versatile vegetable side dish ever! If I were a poet, I suspect I would do nothing but write sonnets about fruits and vegetables. My love of produce is so deep that it actually invades my dreams….and this … Continue reading

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Egg roll bowls

A North American Chinese food favourite gets a delicious makeover! Are you on board with the current ‘everything in a bowl’ craze? I sure am. I love the idea of taking familiar dishes and recreating them in bowl format. A … Continue reading

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Grilled corn salad with seared scallops

A burst of summery colours and flavours! I know most people measure seasons by the weather but my seasons are all about food. I love to cook with whatever is fresh and local and while I’m a little sad when … Continue reading

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Pasta with Caruso sauce

A delicious dish inspired by a Uruguayan favourite! My grown son is a sports fanatic and I have learned so much from him as a result. Lately, he’s been informing me not only of the obscure details about various sports … Continue reading

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