Category Archives: Recipes

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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Creamy macaroni and cheese with kale and bacon

A delicious twist on a comforting family favourite! My family has always loved homemade mac ‘n cheese and it’s no wonder. After all, isn’t it just like a warm, creamy, comforting, satisfying hug in a bowl? I tend to always … Continue reading

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Soba noodle salad with creamy peanut sauce

A quick vegan-friendly meal that makes great leftovers! A few times each week, I try to make a dish that can do double-duty as dinner one night and lunch the next. This is my new favourite “intentional leftovers” meal. It … Continue reading

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Crispy halibut, roasted beets & brown butter lemon sauce

A fabulously tasty meal that’s ready in just 30 minutes! I love preparing and eating fish and am always thinking about new ways to serve it. A bounty of gorgeous, organic multi-coloured beets and carrots from Bryson Farms was the … Continue reading

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Mad about mushrooms

A peek at the magic that happens at a mushroom farm! If you’re like me, chances are mushrooms became an acquired taste. When I first tasted them as a child, they’d come out of a tin and the texture just … Continue reading

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Squash, Leek and Pear Soup

A hearty, flavourful way to warm yourself from the inside out! Autumn may be celebrated as ‘sweater weather’ by some, but for me it’s the return of ‘soup season’. I love opening my refrigerator and working with whatever ingredients I … 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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