Category Archives: Entertaining

Hearty seafood and chickpea stew

A Mediterranean-inspired winter warmer! I adore this dish because it’s so easy to prepare and absolutely packed with flavour. The tomatoes and herbs are what predominate, rather than the mild-tasting haddock and shrimp. Leftovers reheat beautifully so you might even … Continue reading

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Smoked eggplant spread

Better than baba ghanoush: a versatile dip or sandwich topper! I have to confess that for many years I didn’t really like eggplant, called aubergine in some parts of the world. Too often, I found it prepared in ways that … Continue reading

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Entertain with ease with fresh, tasty side dishes

The perfect plates for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike! One of the food-related questions I am asked most often is what to serve visiting vegetarians or vegans. It can be challenging today to satisfy a variety of tastes and appetites. … Continue reading

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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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Grilled Mexican-Style Corn (Elotes Mexicanos)

The best way to enjoy farm-fresh corn! I’m prepared to take some heat for this admission. Many of you will be shocked to learn that I had never tasted the marvelous street food that is Mexican grilled corn on the … Continue reading

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Tuna crudo with shaved vegetables and lime vinaigrette

A flavour explosion that’s as pretty as it is delicious! Many global cuisines feature raw or barely-cured fish and while I have sampled many different varieties, I keep coming back to Italian-style crudo. This simple preparation features thinly sliced raw … Continue reading

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Paula Roy’s Favourite Foods – Episode 4 recipes

I have to say that one of the most gratifying aspects of making my TV show has been the feedback from viewers who have taken the time to try making one or more of the dishes they saw me prepare. … Continue reading

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