Tag Archives: make-ahead

Scrumptious smoked salmon spread

Entertain with ease thanks to this tasty make-ahead treat! Have you ever played the hypothetical “deserted island food” game? In a nutshell, you identify one (or several) foods that you would be quite content to eat every day for the … Continue reading

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Orange tarts with shortbread crust

Sweet citrus shines in these colourful treats! I am an unabashed lover of all things lemon, to the point where other citrus fruits sometimes get a little neglected in my kitchen. I decided to remedy that by coming up with … Continue reading

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Instant Pot makes for faster, tastier corned beef

Super tender and flavourful brisket….with zero preservatives! I have spent my entire adult life (up till about a week ago) wondering how corned beef got its name. I mean, there’s no corn in it (unlike peameal bacon, for example, which … Continue reading

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Roasted carrots with balsamic mascarpone and pistachios

An easy yet impressive vegetable dish! Have you ever noticed that vegetables served in good restaurants usually look stunning and taste fantastic? I think that is because many chefs wisely treat their vegetables not just as ‘side dishes’ but instead … Continue reading

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Colourful and nutritious sushi bowls

An easy, attractive and delicious meal in a bowl! It’s amazing the variety of things that come in ‘bowl’ form today. Smoothie bowls, poke bowls, grain bowls and more. I’ve got a couple of rice bowl recipes that I just … Continue reading

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Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

A super make-ahead snack for sports fans! When presented with this dish for taste testing a few days ago, my menfolk were rendered speechless, in a good way. Meaty, cheesy and full of flavour, it’s scrumptious and satisfying and really … Continue reading

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Chicken in white wine and cream sauce (coq au vin blanc)

A lighter twist on a classic French dish! I remember the first time I made coq au vin, the rustic, hearty French dish that became wildly popular in North America thanks to Julia Child. I recreated the recipe found in … Continue reading

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