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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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Make-ahead Scallops au Gratin

I’ve always loved this dish, also known as Coquilles St. Jacques. For years, it was my ‘have to impress these people’ meal. These days, I prefer this version which can be made the day before a party. I also like that … Continue reading

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Russian Meatballs (Tefteli) in Cream Sauce

Meatballs are a staple in many different cultures and have been served up across the globe since Roman times. In Russia, Tefteli are popular as comfort food and are typically served with boiled or fried potatoes rather than with pasta … Continue reading

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Tortilla Soup

After recently watching the movie Tortilla Soup, I wanted to try my hand at this classic dish, often called Mexican Chicken Soup. Its bright flavour and contrasting textures make it a bowl full of delicious surprises. This particular version was … Continue reading

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

While some squash soup recipes call for the squash to be boiled in broth, I find that roasting it first makes for a richer tasting soup. The apples and squash combine here to make a nicely sweet flavour, but if … Continue reading

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