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Asparagus Hollandaise
2 years ago

Asparagus Hollandaise

There are a lot of reasons to eat asparagus. It's green, it's healthy, it's tasty and delicious. And perhaps the best reason to eat these tender, slender stalks is because they're traditionally served with Hollandaise sauce. Here's everything you need to simply steam asparagus and extravagantly transform butter into the richest, silkiest, smoothest sauce known to man.

Steaming asparagus and other green vegetables is always a better option to boiling. Boiling takes away texture and leaches away flavour, colour, and nutrients.

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Golden Rice Pilaf
2 years ago

Golden Rice Pilaf

This is one of my favourite variations on a classic rice pilaf. It's spiced up with vibrant curry, colourful saffron, and succulent sweet potatoes which, ounce for ounce, are one of the most nutritionally dense vegetables readily available.

For a meal befitting of the lords and ladies in your life, pack this fragrant rice into small bowls and ramekins, then inverse onto the serving plates. Top with a sprig or two cilantro before surrounding the rice with some sautéed shrimp or steamed mussels.

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Sweet Potato Fries with Seasoned Salt
5 years ago

Sweet Potato Fries with Seasoned Salt

Sweet potatoes make incredible fries. They’re so good a lot of kids prefer them over regular potato fries.

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Southwestern Rice
5 years ago

Southwestern Rice

A simple rice dish full of Southwestern Flavour.

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Boursin Bacon Twice Baked Potato
5 years ago

Boursin Bacon Twice Baked Potato

The only thing better than a grilled NY steak, is a grilled NY steak sitting next to a twice baked potato. Especially when its’ oozing with Boursin cheese, bacon and sharp horseradish! Did I mention the bacon?

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Speedy Moroccan Zucchini & Couscous
5 years ago

Speedy Moroccan Zucchini & Couscous

We’re all trying to eat more veggies and convince those around us to do the same. They’re good for you but they can also be fast, flexible and delicious! Here’s a speedy veggie dish that will have them coming back for more!

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Sweet Potato Aloo Gobi
6 years ago

Sweet Potato Aloo Gobi

In India, aloo gobi means “potato cauliflower”: it’s one of their most common vegetable dishes. It’s one of my family’s favourites too, partly because it’s so easy to make, but mostly because it’s full of so much addictive bright flavour. It’s normally made with plain white potatoes and cauliflower, but, for even more colour, flavour and nutrition, this version uses sweet potatoes instead.

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Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes
6 years ago

Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This dish is on my table’s top-ten list, and not just because it’s easy to make and tastes great. Sweet potatoes are one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat. They’re packed with a laundry list of nutrients and always taste great, especially with aromatic olive oil instead of rich butter.

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Ratatouille
6 years ago

Ratatouille

Ratatouille is one of the world’s great vegetable dishes. It’s a brightly flavoured rustic dish of stewed vegetables that traces its roots to the sunny south of France. It’s simple to make and simple to vary and usually includes tomatoes, onions, garlic, peppers, eggplant and zucchini slowly cooked together with olive oil.

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Grilled Vegetables
6 years ago

Grilled Vegetables

Nothing tastes better than grilled vegetables. Nothing! These are one of the best ways I know to encourage mass vegetable consumption. The smoky charred aroma of your grill is always a crowd-pleaser.

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Grilled Asparagus with Parsley Pesto
6 years ago

Grilled Asparagus with Parsley Pesto

There are many ways to cook asparagus; my favourite is on the grill with lots of smoky flavour, especially when they’re tossed with a batch of a quick and tasty variation of pesto.

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Brown Butter Green Beans with Toasted Almonds
6 years ago

Brown Butter Green Beans with Toasted Almonds

Green beans are one of my favourite vegetables, especially when they’re sprinkled with crunchy toasted nuts and dressed with brown butter. Browning butter is one of the all-time great flavour secrets; it’s an easy way to unlock lots of hidden flavour and dress up your plate. Of course, for a healthier twist, you can simply use flavourful olive oil.

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