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Half Your Plate: Baby Potato Hodge Podge
11 months ago

Half Your Plate: Baby Potato Hodge Podge

Hodge Podge is a maritime tradition made when a cook’s garden is full of fresh vegetables and the first baby potatoes of the year are ready. It’s the simplest possible …
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Half Your Plate: Pan Roast Brussels Sprouts 101
11 months ago

Half Your Plate: Pan Roast Brussels Sprouts 101

This is my favourite way to cook Brussels sprouts. This straightforward two-step method is easy to master and infinitely variable. First, brown for flavour then steam for tenderness. Along the …
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Half Your Plate: Slow Cooker Mushroom and Spinach Stew
11 months ago

Half Your Plate: Slow Cooker Mushroom and Spinach Stew

This recipe easily fills your slow cooker with a deliciously simple mushroom and chicken stew that’s perfect for drenching mashed potatoes. Mushroom fan? No time to forage? This dish is …
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Half Your Plate: The Ultimate Stuffed Potato
11 months ago

Half Your Plate: The Ultimate Stuffed Potato

There are few ways to fill Half Your Plate as satisfying as an old-fashioned twice-baked potato with bacon, cheddar and green onions. You can fill the other half of the …
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Half Your Plate: Cinnamon Roast Butternut Squash and Apples
11 months ago

Half Your Plate: Cinnamon Roast Butternut Squash and Apples

Butternut squash is a tough, hard vegetable that’s packed with easily unlocked flavour. It’s perfect for slow roasting. With patience a deliciously sweet texture and flavour emerge. Add this easy-to-master …
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Half Your Plate with Chef Michael Smith: Your Favourite Pasta with Roast Tomato Sauce
1 year ago

Half Your Plate with Chef Michael Smith: Your Favourite Pasta with Roast Tomato Sauce

You haven’t lived until you’ve slow roasted a tomato. This simple method unlocks the deepest possible flavour from just about any tomato. A long slow roast surrounded by lots of …
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Half Your Plate with Chef Michael Smith: Celery Potato Salad
1 year ago

Half Your Plate with Chef Michael Smith: Celery Potato Salad

Celery gets top billing in this amped-up picnic classic. No back-up role this time. Ubiquitous and surprisingly healthy celery steps up with cool crisp texture and light aromatic flavour to …
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Half Your Plate with Chef Michael Smith: Red & Yellow Potato Hash
1 year ago

Half Your Plate with Chef Michael Smith: Red & Yellow Potato Hash

This time-honoured meal-in-a-pan is a wonderfully tasty way to show off your favourite potatoes any time of the day. Toss in some crisp bacon, crack in a few eggs and …
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Half Your Plate with Chef Michael Smith: Quick Cucumber Pickles
1 year ago

Half Your Plate with Chef Michael Smith: Quick Cucumber Pickles

These quickly pickled cucumbers are half light salad, half bright condiment. You won’t believe how easy it is to simply simmer together an aromatic pickling liquid to soak a mess …
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Half Your Plate with Chef Michael Smith: The Produce Section
1 year ago

Half Your Plate with Chef Michael Smith: The Produce Section

Chef Michael Smith explains why we need to make better food choices for our health and for our families.

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