Category Archives: Make Ahead

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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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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Colcannon (Irish potatoes and cabbage)

Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day…or any day! Maybe it’s because my dad grew up on a potato farm in Prince Edward Island, or maybe it’s because potatoes are just so delicious, versatile and filling, but I absolutely adore these tasty … Continue reading

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Fast and fresh tuna poke bowls

A flavourful, nourishing way to enjoy a top food trend! Poke (pronounced poke-ay) hails from Hawaii and burst onto the Canadian food scene in 2016. This bowl version is a delicious dish that’s as healthy as it is beautiful, packed … Continue reading

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Fast Fresh Food

Four great meals that take just moments to make! I think the one cooking-related comment that I hear most often from people is that they find they just don’t have time to prepare the nutritious meals they want to eat. … Continue reading

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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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Mixed mushroom risotto with caramelized squash

A hearty, warming bowl of goodness! Meaty, flavourful mushrooms and sweet, caramelized butternut squash are the perfect sidekicks in a warm bowl of cheese-topped risotto. I used to be intimidated about preparing risotto, yet I’ve learned it’s not as tricky … Continue reading

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