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Vegan Puttanesca Pasta

An authentic puttanesca pasta is made using anchovies. And, I won’t lie, it’s delicious. I do love that salty-fishy rich flavor, but at the same time I wondered if it could it be made without anchovies. The answer: You bet! I’ve kept the recipe authentic, using traditional puttanesca ingredients — ...

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Vegan Lentil Mulligatawny Soup

When the weather is cold in Toronto, it’s the perfect time of year to test a hearty soup recipe. In five days I made this recipe five times to get it just right, and then I had to make it a sixth time because my husband helped himself to the ...

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Banana Split Overnight Oats

Banana Split Overnight Oats

Have you tried overnight oats?  I AM obsessed. It’s become my breakfast staple – the flavour combinations are endless making it impossible to get bored with. My favourite thing about them – you wake up, and breakfast is done – it’s magic!   The basic recipe is 3 ingredients – ...

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Stuffing Balls

Mushroom Stuffing Balls

I love these Mushroom Stuffing Balls! They’re a fun twist on traditional stuffing – crispy on the outside and moist on the inside.  Serve them with roast chicken, turkey, or pork – and don’t forget the gravy!  Mushrooms keep the stuffing balls moist, but if mushrooms aren’t your thing, try adding ...

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Cooking Tips

Testing the Heat of a Chili Pepper

I always test the heat of a chili pepper, regardless of if I seed it or not.  Because you never know how spicy a chill will be and everyone is different (even when comparing two of the same type), testing the heat of a chili pepper early can save you ...

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When to use which lentil?

Which Type of Lentil Should I Use?

Brown and green lentils hold their shape well after being cooked.  Red lentils, sometimes golden in colour, turn mushy when fully cooked, use them as a nutritious thickener for soups, sauces, and curries. Which Type of Lentil Should I Use? is published on 2012-11-26T18:55:35-05:00 and last modified: 2014-02-13T17:37:28-05:00 by Kary ...

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How to grill fish using foil

How To Grill Delicate Fish

Last year, I visited Australia and noticed something different about the type of BBQ they use. They grilled on a griddle, rather than on a grill. But why? “Because fish stick to the grill and we cook a lot of fish,” said our tour guide. To which I said, “That’s ...

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what can i do with leftover wine

What can I do with leftover wine?

Instead of tossing the last little bit of wine (if you have any), freeze it for future sauces! Fill an empty ice cube tray with your leftover wine (red or white) so you can add it to sauces and recipes when you only need a splash. What can I do ...

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How to Thicken Spaghetti Sauce

How to Thicken Spaghetti Sauce

Ask Kary: My spaghetti sauce is always too thin. I like a nice thick sauce, but I can’t seem to achieve this? I loved this question from last month’s Facebook Q&A, so much so I thought I’d explain the answer in more detail. To thicken a spaghetti sauce, you must ...

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Shredding Cabbage instead of Slicing it

Having Trouble Slicing Cabbage Thin for Coleslaw?

If you don’t have a sharp knife or a food processor, thinly slicing a head of cabbage  for coleslaw can be tricky.Try cutting the head of cabbage into quarters and shred on the large-hole side of a box grater. The consistency of the cabbage will be that of KFC’s famous green ...

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Can You Reuse Cooking Oil?

Since posting the breaded cauliflower recipe, I had a friend ask “Can you reuse cooking oil?” The answer is YES, but it needs to be filtered first to remove the brown bits of food – if you reuse the oil without removing the browned bits, they’ll burn the next time ...

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How do you Cook Hard-boiled Eggs without the Yolks Turning Greenish?

How do you Cook Hard-Boiled Eggs Without the Yolks Turning Greenish?

Hard-boiled (or hard-cooked) egg yolks will have a greenish outer layer if they are over-cooked. To avoid this, follow these steps: Kary Osmond Hard-boiled Eggs Cook Time: 15 minutes Serving Size: 1 Egg per serving IngredientsEggsInstructionsPlace eggs in a single layer in a pot. Gently cover eggs by 1 inch ...

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