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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 […]

Miso Glazed Salmon Quinoa Bowls with Baby Spinach

Miso Glazed Salmon Quinoa Bowls with Baby Spinach

These veggie-packed quinoa bowls are a simple, nutritious meal the entire family will enjoy.  Best of all, they can be prepped in advance, and are delicious either hot or cold. Grain bowls have been a bit of a fad over the past couple of years. […]

Mughlai Meatball Lettuce Cups

Mughlai Meatball Lettuce Cups

These delicious, Indian spiced lettuce cups are perfect for potlucks, parties and barbecues.  An easy, flavourful finger food that can be largely prepared well in advance of your festivities.  I confess I’m a sucker for ground meat kebabs.  Having lived and worked in India for […]

Mediterranean Tomato Salad with Tuna, Olives and Capers

Mediterranean Tomato Salad with Tuna, Olives and Capers

This Mediterranean tomato salad is sunshine on a plate.  With tuna, olives and capers, it is ideal for an elegant, light lunch.  Serve it with a good loaf of crusty rustic bread to sop up all the delicious juices.  Add a well-chilled bottle of dry […]

Mouthwatering Pasta Puttanesca in Under an Hour

Mouthwatering Pasta Puttanesca in Under an Hour

Pasta puttanesca involves a simple sauce of humble origins.  However, it’s also a symphony of flavours you won’t soon forget.  Best of all? It can be on the table in less time than takeout. Pasta puttanesca is one of my favourite pasta dishes.  I will […]

Caramelised Tomato, Bacon and Olive Tarte Tatin

Caramelised Tomato, Bacon and Olive Tarte Tatin

This richly satisfying tomato tarte tatin makes a delicious light lunch or dinner.  Black olives lend the tart a certain umami quality, while the bacon contributes a welcome savoury note to temper the sweetness of gorgeous peak season tomatoes. I have a hard time resisting savoury […]