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Pear and Ham Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese with Pear and Ham

This recipe for Grilled Cheese with Pear and Ham makes for a great lunch for kids – they just love the creaminess of the cheese, sweetness of the pear, and the crunch of the toast.  Yet it’s rich and decadent enough that ...

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Basic Recipe for Couscous

Basic Couscous Recipe

Here is a Basic Couscous Recipe.  Couscous is not a grain, it’s actually tiny pieces of pasta – a staple in North African cuisine.    It makes an excellent base for a salad, stew, curry or side dish.  It’s a ...

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Broccoli soup with no cream

Broccoli Soup

I love this recipe for its healthful benefits. It’s a creamy soup with absolutely no cream added and uses an entire head of broccoli. The soup is finished with lemon juice to add zip and the Parmesan gives it an added layer ...

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Tourtiere. Meat Pie.

French Canadian Tourtière (Meat Pie)

When it comes to Canadian cuisine, most people think of maple syrup, poutine, and smoked salmon. Lately, I’ve been in the mood for Tourtière – a savoury French Canadian meat pie. To save time, I’ve used a ready-made pie shell, which you’ll ...

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eggplant dip

Baba Ganoush

The key to this Baba Ganoush (eggplant dip) recipe is roasting the eggplant really well so it takes on a smoky flavour.  Be sure to scrape every last bit of eggplant from the peel, the browned parts are what give ...

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Kale and Onion Pizza

Kale Pizza

I’ll take a Kale Pizza over a kale smoothie any day of the week! This easy recipe is adapted from my favourite Vegetarian cookbook, “River Cottage, Veg Everyday,” by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. The pizza has a thin, crisp, and chewy crust ...

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Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

These blueberry buttermilk pancakes are a favourite among kids and super simple to make for a weekend breakfast with the family. Chances are you already have everything on hand to make these (you don’t even need buttermilk!). Just serve with ...

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Basic Lemon Vinaigrette

Lemon Vinaigrette

This lemon vinaigrette is perfect to dress a simple green salad or even grilled vegetables.  It would also be an excellent addition to a couscous or grain salad.  The great thing about this lemon vinaigrette is that you probably have ...

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Garlic Shrimp

Garlic Shrimp

Looking for something quick and delicious to serve while entertaining? This garlic shrimp dish is for you! The shrimp takes in all the wonderful flavours of the garlic and has a bit of zip with the added chilli flakes. Not ...

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Spinach Ricotta and Feta Pie

Spinach Ricotta Pie

This spinach ricotta pie is great for entertaining, it’s easy to make and it looks impressive to serve.  Have it for brunch or a light dinner along side a salad, roasted beets or steamed green beans. It’s also the perfect dish to ...

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