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Orange Ginger Beef
7 years ago

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 salad in the same bowl!

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Maritime Clam Chowder
7 years ago

Maritime Clam Chowder

In the Maritimes we don’t worry whether our chowders are authentic or not. We know a true clam chowder is just a bowl full of simple, hearty flavours. We often use canned clams and always stir in onions, potatoes and milk. We’re too busy asking for seconds to worry whether we got it right!

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Rosemary Vanilla Chicken
7 years ago

Rosemary Vanilla Chicken

I often braise chicken thighs for dinner; they have infinite varieties of preparation and go well with just about any side dish. They are flavour sponges too! In this version I pair the woodsy aroma of rosemary with the subtle flavour of vanilla. Try experimenting with other seasonings for different flavours.

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Penne with Tomato Bacon Sauce
7 years ago

Penne with Tomato Bacon Sauce

This is the pasta sauce I crave more than any other. It’s easy to make and perfect when there’s a finicky eater at the table because the bacon is irresistible. You can combine the simple flavours of a great tomato sauce with crowd-pleasing bacon, and you’re guaranteed a winner.

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Pan Roast Steak with Browned Onions
7 years ago

Pan Roast Steak with Browned Onions

You don’t need a fire blazing in the backyard or a fancy barbecue to cook a great steak. Pan-roasting works well too, especially if you start with a great steak, use lots of butter and finish with browned onions.

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Potato Bacon Cheddar Tart
7 years ago

Potato Bacon Cheddar Tart

I’ve been making this dish for a long time. It’s a bit involved but it remains one of the most impressive potato dishes I know. This special occasion treat features the classic trio of potatoes, bacon and cheddar. It will take you a while to make, but the results are more than worth it. It’s the sort of thing that looks complicated until you try it and quickly realize how simple it is to master.

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Apple Braised Pork with Whole Wheat Spatzle
7 years ago

Apple Braised Pork with Whole Wheat Spatzle

Braising is the ultimate comfort food. This method takes a cheap, tough cut of pork and turns it into a magical stew. You wont believe how simple the spätzle noodles are to make, they’re the perfect way to soak up the juices from the pork.

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Brined Roast Chicken
7 years ago

Brined Roast Chicken

Brining is one of the oldest kitchen techniques in the world; it’s a very common way to preserve food with salt. It’s also an amazingly simple way to make the juiciest chicken you’ve ever had!

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Grilled Vegetable Skewers
7 years ago

Grilled Vegetable Skewers

A grilled vegetable skewer is one of the best ways I know to get kids to eat vegetables - especially when they’re marinated in a tasty herb vinaigrette. Just about any veggie will grill nicely, so use your imagination and get ready for empty plates.

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Chicken Noodle Soup
48 years ago

Chicken Noodle Soup

A bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup is one of the most comforting foods you can place on your table. It’s a great way to show off the hearty goodness of homemade chicken broth. It’s also a great way to show off your creativity by personalizing the flavour whichever way you want.

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Chocolate Beef Stew
48 years ago

Chocolate Beef Stew

Chocolate has long been used in savoury dishes. The earthy bitterness of cocoa is a natural in rich meaty dishes like beef stew.

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