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Curried Carrot Hummus
8 months ago

Curried Carrot Hummus

Hummus is perhaps the world’s greatest dip. It’s unparalleled for addictive avor, smooth texture, nutritional value and the all-important functionality factor. With a batch of hummus ready, you can really release your creative juices. Try it on your favorite crackers, flatbreads or chips. Then top with smoked salmon, various charcuterie, even just plain sprinkled with green onions or giant dill sprigs.

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Grilled Watermelon Steak Pickled Red Onions & Mint Almond Feta Pesto
9 months ago

Grilled Watermelon Steak Pickled Red Onions & Mint Almond Feta Pesto

This is a delicious way to fill Half Your Plate during grilling season with a unique technique and fun group of flavours. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to grill watermelon and how well these tantalizing tastes complement each other.

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Spiced Brittle
2 years ago

Spiced Brittle

Spice up your snack life with this seedy, snappy brittle. Once you master the art and craft of making a homemade brittle, the possibilities are endless. Substitute other spices, stir in your favourite nuts or seeds, you can even you chopped up pretzels or cookies!

Making caramel is easy, but it does benefit from keeping a close eye. The sugar syrup might not look like it's doing much for a while but as soon as it starts changing colour, stay close to the stove. It can go from light yellow, to dark brown, to a smoking black mess in a matter of moments. It's also extremely hot, so exercise caution and keep it away from young fingers until it has completely cooled.

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Dried Tomato Hummus with Pita Crackers
5 years ago

Dried Tomato Hummus with Pita Crackers

Hummus sounds exotic but it’s really just a simple puree of chickpeas. It’s also a nutritious dish and so easy to make. If you can puree chickpeas, you’ve got the basics and you’re ready to add some zesty twists and whip up your own signature dip!

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Olive Oil Popcorn
6 years ago

Olive Oil Popcorn

Popcorn is the perfect snack. It’s whole-grain healthy, addictively tasty and easy to experiment with. It’s traditional to toss it with lots of melted butter, but you’ll find that olive oil works just as welland it’s a lot better for you.

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Tomato Basil Bruschetta
6 years ago

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

There are as many ways to pile flavour on a slice of crisp bread as there are cooks. Here are some ideas to help you find your favourite!

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Smoked Salmon Hors d’Oeuvres
6 years ago

Smoked Salmon Hors d’Oeuvres

Smoked salmon is the ultimate party guest. It’s versatile, gets along with lots of other ingredients and always adds a luxurious twist to the proceedings. It’s also easy to work with because you’re limited only by your imagination.

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Chunky Monkey
6 years ago

Chunky Monkey

This fun snack is a tasty way to add some healthy flavour to a lunchbox or your table. It’s one of our family favourites partly because it’s so easy to make.

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Steamed Mussels 10 Ways
6 years ago

Steamed Mussels 10 Ways

Mussels travel with their own built-in sauce base. They’re easy to steam and, when you do, they release a flavourful broth that many connoisseurs swear is the best part. That broth can be flavoured any way you want, so mussels are also a great ingredient to freestyle with.

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Hummus & Pita Chips
6 years ago

Hummus & Pita Chips

In Arabic, the word “hummus” means chickpeas. In the world of food, hummus is a dip or spread made from a purée of chickpeas, tahini, lemon, olive oil and garlic. It’s very easy to make, very tasty and very healthy. It’s a convenient snack and a frequent guest at our table.

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Mussels 101
6 years ago

Mussels 101

Fresh cultured blue mussels are easy to cook as well as being a healthy and easy meal option. They’re quick and tasty and can be eaten right out of the pot or used in a variety of recipes. Before you start cooking, you should always give your mussels a quick rinse. Cultured blue mussels are pre-cleaned so that’s really all you need to do. The fresh water will cause the mussels to close. If there are any that don’t close give them a quick tap, if they still don’t close at least partially, simply discard them.

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