Tag Archives: comfort food

French onion soup pasta casserole

An one-pot explosion of comfort and flavour! I’m convinced this is the dish that’s going to get me through this winter. The addition of slivered beef and pasta to a classic French onion soup base makes for an out of … Continue reading

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Hearty Lamb Stew

A comforting, flavourful make-ahead meal So many people mention stew when the topic of comfort food comes up. Warming and delicious, stew can be prepared many different ways with a host of different ingredients. I often make beef or chicken … Continue reading

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Instant Pot cabbage roll stew

All the flavour, none of the fuss! I had never tasted cabbage rolls until I was in university and my roommate decided she needed to teach me how to make one of her favourite dishes. What a revelation – so … Continue reading

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Seared Brussels sprouts with bacon, cranberries and pecans

A delicious, nutritious and versatile side dish Well, it’s finally happened. I have finally learned to say with honesty that I like Brussels sprouts. I have long wondered why I didn’t like them, given my extreme fondness for cabbage and … Continue reading

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Greek-style tomato, chickpea and spinach stew

I remember thinking many years ago that I’d never learn to enjoy chickpeas. Well, times have changed because now I just love them. They don’t have much taste on their own, but mix them with almost any mixture of other … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Beef, Mushroom and Barley Stew

Some dishes just scream ‘comfort food’ and this is one of them. It’s not fancy nor is it fussy to prepare, but is sure is delicious. The most significant thing about this recipe, and the reason I’m posting it today, … Continue reading

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Warm Poutine Potato Salad

It seems like there are two camps of cooks and eaters in January, after the holiday season. There’s the “I’m only going to eat healthy things in moderation” group, as well as the “I’m not buying any more food till … Continue reading

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