Tag Archives: hearty

Tuscan Tomato, Leek and Bread Soup  

A hearty meal that’s ready in just 30 minutes I have to confess I really didn’t know as much as I thought I did about Italian cuisine until I went to cooking school in Tuscany. It’s a time I think … 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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Coconut Pancakes with Caramelized Pineapple Jam

I have to confess I have come a little late to the coconut party. For years, I’ve been reading about the health benefits of coconut, particularly coconut oil, but I was having trouble digesting (pun intended) some of the conflicting … Continue reading

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Contemporary Cottage Pie

I grew up eating Shepherd’s Pie without understanding much about its history. It turns out that what many people call Shepherd’s Pie is actually Cottage Pie – a dish from 19th century England. Typically made of seasoned, minced beef mixed … Continue reading

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Warm Potato Salad

So many hearty winter dishes go well with potatoes. Stews, braised meat, roast chicken….can’t you just smell all those delicious meals? I love my potatoes mashed, baked, roasted, fried, scalloped and more ways you can imagine, but I sometimes miss … Continue reading

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Curried Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Coconut

Flavourful, inexpensive and nutritious, pumpkin is useful for so much more than just yummy pies. I love making soups with pumpkin as the base as it has a sweet, subtle flavour that lends itself to countless interpretations. You could use … Continue reading

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