Tag Archives: tomatoes

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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Pasta with roasted tomatoes, peaches and burrata

This is the dish that just might make you consider becoming a vegetarian. Seriously. I love the way my family looks at me when I tell them we’re having a vegetarian meal. Their facial expressions suggest that they might a) … Continue reading

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Seared steak with pizzaiola sauce

I’ve never been much of a meat and potatoes gal. Don’t get me wrong – I love eating meat and I’m pretty fond of spuds too, but I like my plates put together a little more creatively. This year, for … Continue reading

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Freekeh-Greeky Salad

It seems like every time I turn around, someone’s talking about a new superfood. One that’s appearing in discussions lately is freekeh, also known as cracked green wheat. It’s an ancient grain that is high in fibre and has a … Continue reading

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Crispy pan-fried Basa fillets

If you’ve not yet tried Basa, you’re in for a treat. This mild-flavoured white fish is remarkable not only for its delicate taste but also the fact that you won’t find rogue bones lurking in the flesh. Insulating the fish … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Feast – the Winter Edition

During the height of the growing season, visiting the Ottawa Farmers’ Market (OFM) is my version of a kid’s trip to the candy store. The selection and quality of the products available is dazzling, and sets my mind spinning about all … Continue reading

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Shredded chicken tacos with crunchy coleslaw

Some say the taco craze is winding down but I beg to differ. There’s something so fun about piling tasty toppings on a fresh tortilla and then devouring it in just a few gloriously messy bites. I love the layering … Continue reading

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