Halibut and Pasta

I haven’t been doing nearly as much cooking since our move the Vancouver, but I have enjoyed the abundance of fresh fish. Here is a quick recipe that takes advantage of fresh (or frozen) ingredients: Fresh Pasta 1 cup of Ricotta Cheese .5 cup of Parmesan Cheese Zest and Juice of 1 Lemon 1 tbsp…

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Rum Ribs

I remember buying Craig Claiborne’s New York Times Cookbook from a second hand store (after we had moved back to Canada in the 1980s). Many of the recipes had fallen out of fashion, but some were so classic that the book became a great reference work in my kitchen. So has this sauce for pork…

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Making risotto is a lot like composing… it takes time and good ingredients. It’s the kind of dish that can be adapted to many different proteins and subtly morphed by the inclusion of an almost infinite list of add-ins.

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Eggplant Bharta

We love eggplant. This is an adaptation of a Mardhur Jaffrey recipe, from the early days of our self-isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic (March, 2020). I hadn’t been able to do much cooking since our arrival in Vancouver—Mary Jo had taken over that job—so I really enjoyed this opportunity to chop things up! I also…

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Chicken Wrapped in Prosciutto

This is a longtime favourite in our family. It also originates from Giuliano Bugialli’s Classic Techniques of Italian Cooking (1982). As usual, I’ve adjusted things slightly over the years! I like to make a big batch of this for a party dinner, so I begin with a flat of boneless and skinless chicken thighs. Melt…

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Pumpkin Muffins

These have been a standby for years at our house. Preheat your oven to 400° I start with my usual flour blend of Almond, Quinoa, Flax and Whole Wheat – a half cup of each, for a total of 2 cups (but you can use whatever blend you choose – or just use regular flour).…

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Pancake/Waffle Batter

In my ongoing efforts to be healthy and stay fit, I am always searching for new recipes. Here is my regular recipe for pancakes or waffles. Just add no-sugar-added syrup, a dab of butter and some fresh berries. ¼ cup Ground Flaxseed Meal ¼ cup Ground Almond Meal ¼ cup Ground Quinoa Flour ¼ cup…

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I have to admit that I love a big juicy steak (pretty much always a ribeye) and I’ve been experimenting with the best way to cook one indoors. After much research, trial and error, I have now decided that the combination of pan searing and oven finishing works best! So, turn your oven on to…

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Budin Azteca

We’ve been cooking up a storm getting ready for the kids to be home over the Holidays. One of my go-to recipes is a faux lasagna with corn tortillas. Shredded Chicken Corn Tortillas Green Salsa (Tomato Sauce also works) Green Chilis (I usually use canned – a jar or two of roasted Red Peppers is…

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Quinoa & Millet

Every once in a while I have a happy accident in the kitchen. This last week I was making one of my favorite Ellie Krieger recipes, a side dish of quinoa to pair with a salmon main course. I go to my pantry and realize that I don’t have enough quinoa! So I immediately start…

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