Category Archives: make-ahead

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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Delicious dairy-free cinnamon buns

Olive oil + a great make-ahead method for an easy, healthy treat! I love to bake and serve lightly sweetened treats for breakfasts, brunches or mid-morning coffee parties but lately it seems more and more of my guests are requesting … 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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Crisp and colourful Waldorf pasta salad

A hearty and nutritious meal that’s simple to prepare! I love Waldorf salad. Crunchy, creamy and delicious, it offers such a pleasing combination of contrasting flavours and textures. It’s long been one of my go-to lunches because it’s super packable. … Continue reading

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Paula Roy’s Favourite Foods – Episode 3 recipes

Week three already! Where has the time gone? I’m excited to share with you the recipes for episode 3 of Paula Roy’s Favourite Foods (airing tonight at 7:30 pm on Rogers TV 22 in Ottawa) which is all about great make-ahead … Continue reading

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Salmon in Puff Pastry with Dill Sauce

An easy, elegant dish for everyday or entertaining Hosting a group of friends or family a whole lot easier when you’ve got a couple of sure-fire recipes up your sleeve. One of my favourites is melt-in-your mouth salmon wrapped in … Continue reading

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Chicken, Broccoli and Mushroom Crepes

I remember as a teenager thinking that crepes were so delicious and exotic, they must be extremely difficult to make. Shortly after I first tasted them in Quebec City, I went to Paris and saw sidewalk crepe stands all over … Continue reading

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