Tag Archives: sauce

Grilled asparagus with za’atar and creamy harissa sauce

Three cheers for asparagus season! I’m always thinking about new ways to serve vegetables because I find switching things up usually means I can often get my family to eat more of them. We love grilled asparagus and typically I … Continue reading

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Braised Beef Shanks Osso Bucco Style

Beef shanks are an inexpensive cut that, cooked properly, can be incredibly flavourful and tender. Some of our area’s best beef, including the shanks I used to test this recipe, comes from Roadapple Ranch, one of the Ottawa Farmers’ Market’s … Continue reading

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Crunchy Pan-fried Cod Fillets

While my British mother-in-law would have insisted the only way to serve cod is battered and deep fried, I beg to differ. With the right coating, you can skip the deep fryer and still make delicious, crispy fish that is … Continue reading

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Pecan-crusted cod with lemon-chive sauce

I love cooking and eating cod because it’s such a versatile, mild-flavoured fish, not to mention being crammed with all sorts of nutritional goodness. I grew up eating it coated in cracker crumbs and panfried; while I still enjoy fish … Continue reading

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Caramel-macadamia cheesecake

I may just have fallen in love with cheesecake all over again. My new romance began when I flipped a page in Ottolenghi: The cookbook and saw a jaw-droppingly gorgeous cake staring me in the face. A quick scan of … Continue reading

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Roasted Cabbage Wedges with Tomato Sauce (deconstructed cabbage rolls)

Many people have told me they don’t cook cabbage because they don’t like the nasty, lingering aroma it can leave it its wake. Baking cabbage is a great way to prevent that unfortunate smell, usually created by overcooking the cabbage, … Continue reading

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Fettuccine with spicy pork or wild boar sauce

I first tasted a version of this dish during a magical trip to attend a cooking school in Tuscany (thanks, Mom!) 16 years ago. That trip marked the beginning of the enduring food-intensive phase of my life and opened my … Continue reading

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