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Mushroom Risotto

Risotto is an Italian dish that uses rice as the main ingredient. If you’ve ever watched cooking reality shows, you might think risotto is super complicated to get right. I’m here to tell you, risotto is easy to make.  It ...

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How do you cook white long-grain rice

How to Cook White Long-Grain Rice

Cooking rice is easy if you have a rice cooker, all you have to do is set it, forget it, and achieve perfect results every time. What if you don’t have a rice cooker?  Can you still achieve perfection? Of ...

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Celery Root Gratin slice missing

Celery Root and Onion Gratin

This celery root and onion gratin recipe delivers on flavour.  It’s a decedent side dish that smells delicious and comforting as it bakes.  Aside from slicing the celery root, this recipe requires little effort – just mix all the ingredients together, ...

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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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mushrooms and onions for steak

Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions

This is the perfect recipe to accompany a juicy steak.  The mushrooms are well seasoned to stand up to the big robust flavours of the beef.  You can use button mushrooms, cremini, or a combination of your favourite mushroom mix. Kary Osmond ...

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Greek salad with quinoa

Arugula Greek Salad with Quinoa

This Arugula Greek Salad with Quinoa is a new take on a traditional Greek salad. It makes for a great lunch or a light dinner and pairs perfectly with souvlaki or grilled fish. Arugula is hearty so this salad can ...

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Caramelized Onions

Caramelized Onions

I use my friends to gauge what sorts of recipes I should develop. When I asked them about doing a recipe for onions, one of them asked, “Can you please teach me how to make caramelized onions?  I ALWAYS burn them.” ...

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Breaded Cauliflower

Breaded Cauliflower

This is my mom’s go-to entertaining recipe – crispy Breaded Cauliflower.  She loves it because it’s impressive and can be made ahead of time.  Serve this dish as a side or as an appetizer with your favourite dip – try ...

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Basic Quinoa Recipe

Basic Quinoa Recipe

Here’s how to cook quinoa using the stove top method. Kary Osmond Basic Quinoa Recipe Cook Time: 15 minutes Ingredients1 cup quinoa, rinsed 1 ½ cups waterInstructionsPlace quinoa and water in a medium pot, and bring to a boil over ...

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