Category Archives: Recipes

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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Spiced lamb meatball stew with orzo and vegetables

A hearty meal that’s both healthy and flavourful I often find myself craving particular dishes or ingredients because characters in a book I am reading are enjoying them. Recently, a novel set in England fostered in me a keen desire … Continue reading

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All about apples

So many delicious possibilities for this versatile fruit! I’ve loved cooking with apples since I was a young child. Helping my mom make applesauce, dozens of pies, apple jelly and loads of loaves didn’t seem like a chore because I … Continue reading

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Japanese-style seaweed salad

A make-at-home version of a restaurant favourite! It’s amazing how tastes change over time. A generation ago, you’d never have found little kids in North America devouring dried seaweed as a schoolyard snack, but it’s all the rage now. I … Continue reading

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Tempting, tasty tomatoes: a recipe roundup

A few ideas for a favourite fruit (or vegetable)! That whole ‘tomatoes are a fruit, not a vegetable’ thing has always been a bit of a brain-bender for me. I mean, I get the science behind it; botanically speaking a … Continue reading

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20 minute red curry vegetable soup

A twist on traditional vegetable soups – perfect for autumn! Ever since I made this fantastic shrimp curry a few weeks ago, I’ve been craving the gentle heat and fantastic flavour that red curry paste brings to any dish. After … Continue reading

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Paula Roy’s Favourite Foods – episode 12 recipes

The best of the west: more than just beef and salmon! If someone asked what tasty ingredients come from Western Canada, you might instantly think of beef, wheat and salmon, but there are many more delicious food finds that hail … Continue reading

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