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Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics while stirring in freestyle ideas along the way.

Lentils are healthy, tasty, inexpensive, easy to cook, easy to find and Canadian farmers grow the very best in the world. Check out this menu of webisodes and their recipes, I'm sure they'll inspire your family to enjoy lentils as much as we do!

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Chock full of mouth-watering photography to inspire, Back to Basics is Michael’s simple approach to cooking basics that he wants to share with every home cook. Once you understand the basics behind a recipe, you can then stir your personality into your cooking. You’ll see how easy it is to impress family and friends in your own kitchen. And, once you know the basic rules, you can break them. You’ll never get stuck making a dish just one way!

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Orange Ginger Beef

Beef stews are a part of cooking all over the world. Cooks everywhere know they can simmer tough, inexpensive cuts of meat in a flavourful liquid then fill their bowls with a rich tender stew. My family loves this “Asian” version ladled over spinach leaves and bean sprouts. It’s a stew and a s ...

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