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Spicy Carrots with Harissa Yoghurt, A Recipe from Season’s Bounty, Cooking with nature’s abundance

Spicy Carrots with Harissa Yoghurt, A Recipe from Season’s Bounty, Cooking with nature’s abundance

Spicy carrots with harissa yoghurt is a recipe that highlights spring’s beautiful baby carrots.  They’re a welcome treat with sundowners and also make a quick, flavorful side that’s perfect for casual entertaining. I am constantly on the lookout for beautiful produce.   It’s a habit […]

Asian Chicken Salad with Honey Miso Dressing

Asian Chicken Salad with Honey Miso Dressing

This easy chicken salad has become a family favorite.  It’s light, healthy, quick and addictively delicious.  Mildly sweet, savory ginger miso dressing kicks everything up a notch!  Plus, using perfect poached chicken breasts means the salad comes together in a snap! As the weather warms […]

Perfect Poached Chicken Breasts

Perfect Poached Chicken Breasts

Poached chicken breasts are a terrific refrigerator staple for warmer weather.  This simple technique will save you lots of time, enable you to throw together light, healthy salads on the fly, and free you up to focus on exciting combinations of flavours and ingredients. Have […]

4 Great Salads to Make the Most of Seasonal Tomatoes

4 Great Salads to Make the Most of Seasonal Tomatoes

In summer, when seasonal tomatoes are at their peak, it takes minimal effort to make them shine.  Here are four terrific, easy salads to add to your repertoire! When I was a little girl, my father kept a vegetable garden in the back yard each […]

Mombasa Style Baked Chicken Curry with Vegetables

Mombasa Style Baked Chicken Curry with Vegetables

Mombasa’s rich, coconut infused chicken curry is a dish the whole family will love.  Redolent of exotic, warm spices, and served on a bed of roasted vegetables, this curry is prepared in the oven.  It’s perfect for entertaining or for a casual weeknight supper. I […]

Easy Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats from the Instant Pot™

Easy Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats from the Instant Pot™

When chilly weather strikes, there’s no cosier way to start the day than with a piping hot bowl of apple pie steel cut oats.  Thanks to the Instant Pot™, it’s quick and easy enough to become part of your morning routine! If you haven’t ventured […]

Curried Cauliflower Soup

Curried Cauliflower Soup

This cauliflower soup is light, healthy, and comforting.  It’s easy enough to put together after work, packs a flavour punch, and is loaded with nutritious antioxidants.   My husband is not a big fan of cauliflower.  He first tasted it when he moved to the […]

Bright, Fresh Village-Style Greek Salad

Bright, Fresh Village-Style Greek Salad

When warm weather hits, nothing is quite as satisfying — or easy to prepare — as a good, old-fashioned Greek salad.  This village-style salad is a favourite at our house because it is delicious and holds up beautifully on a buffet table. My best friend […]

Vegetarian Tex-Mex Black Beans, Instant Pot™ Recipe

Vegetarian Tex-Mex Black Beans, Instant Pot™ Recipe

These Tex-Mex black beans are 100% vegetarian and can even be vegan (if you opt to serve them without the sour cream).  However, with all the flavour in this dish, even the most devoted carnivore won’t miss the meat! My adventures with black beans started […]

Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Za’atar

Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Za’atar

I really love tomato and cucumber salad.  For me, it is summer on a plate.  Crunchy cucumbers are the perfect foil for ripe, juicy tomatoes, which beautifully complement all sorts of grilled meats. Best of all, tomato and cucumber salad holds up nicely on a […]