Tag Archives: broccoli

Vietnamese -inspired pasta and vegetable salad

A flavourful vegan dish that’s also great with fish, chicken or beef! I love pasta salad, though definitely NOT with creamy dressings – I’m a vinaigrette girl all the way (unless, of course, I’m using pesto thinned with the hot … 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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The Best Grilled Vegetable Salad Ever

I am usually reluctant to call any recipe of mine ‘the best ever’ but after my husband raved incessantly upon tasting this creation, I’ve decided the tagline is deserved, this time. This dish was inspired by the sight of many … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Feast Challenge July 2015 – On Affordability and Appreciation

I’ve been pondering about back-to-basics eating lately and feeling sad for those people who simply cannot afford to eat local, seasonal produce. I’m not just talking about people in remote communities although the price of fresh food in Canada’s Arctic … Continue reading

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Broccoli-Almond Salad

I really enjoy broccoli and usually prepare it the same way I grew up eating it – lightly steamed and then dressed with a minimal amount of butter and salt followed by quite a lot of vinegar and pepper. Vinegar … Continue reading

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Pasta with Tuna, Lemon, Capers and Olives

This easy, family-friendly recipe is a modern take on the tuna casseroles of old which frequently featured soggy pasta and bland sauce. The only thing that made those meals palatable for me was the sprinkling of crushed potato chips on … Continue reading

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Lemony Chicken and Vegetables with Pasta

This hearty pasta and chicken dish has a bright, fresh flavour thanks to the veggies and lemon juice. One of my favourite meals about twenty years ago, I think it may have initially been inspired by one of the Milk … Continue reading

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