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One Pot Meals

Caribbean Oxtail Curry from the Instant Pot™

Caribbean Oxtail Curry from the Instant Pot™

Rich, satisfying Caribbean oxtail curry is a dish that’s good for your heart and soul.  Enriched with coconut milk and exotic spices, it fills the kitchen with an intoxicating aroma.  Best of all?  Prepared in the Instant Pot™, it can be properly prepared on even […]

Roast Shallot-Crusted Chicken Thighs with Seasonal Vegetables

Roast Shallot-Crusted Chicken Thighs with Seasonal Vegetables

Roast shallot-crusted chicken thighs with seasonal vegetables is an easy, crispy, flavourful, low-carb tray bake.  A satisfying, balanced meal that will please the entire family! During fall and winter it’s extra important to keep your immune system strong by eating plenty of fresh fruits and […]

Vegetarian Tex-Mex Black Beans, Instant Pot™

Vegetarian Tex-Mex Black Beans, Instant Pot™

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 […]

Easy Instant Pot™ Vietnamese Caramelised Ginger Chicken

Easy Instant Pot™ Vietnamese Caramelised Ginger Chicken

Caramelized ginger chicken is one of the first Vietnamese dishes I fell in love with.  Its spicy, salty, sweet flavours are positively addictive!  This is a comforting weeknight meal the whole family is sure to love. When my husband and I were first dating, he […]

Light and Healthy Instant Pot® Coq au Vin Blanc

Light and Healthy Instant Pot® Coq au Vin Blanc

Coq au vin blanc conjures up thoughts of lazy Sundays at home and long, slow cooking.  However, with the Instant Pot®, a delicious, melt in your mouth coq au vin blanc becomes practically effortless. I have used an old-fashioned pressure cooker for years — mainly […]

Kedjenou, Fragrant Chicken Tagine from Côte d’Ivoire

Kedjenou, Fragrant Chicken Tagine from Côte d’Ivoire

This kedjenou is my family’s favorite comfort food.  It’s a flavorful and accessible one pot meal, which is practically the national dish of my husband’s home country, Côte d’Ivoire.  Kedjenou would be a terrific dish for Kwanzaa celebrations or an African Thanksgiving. When my husband […]

Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Olives and Preserved Lemon

Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Olives and Preserved Lemon

This fragrant and flavorful Moroccan chicken tagine evokes the souks and spice markets of North Africa.  Best of all, it’s relatively easy to prepare with pantry ingredients, and can be on the table in just over an hour.   There is something richly satisfying about […]

Home Town Chicken and Dumplings, the Ultimate Comfort Food

Home Town Chicken and Dumplings, the Ultimate Comfort Food

Every Southern family has its favorite recipe for chicken and dumplings.  This recipe is typical of those on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where I grew up.  The dumplings are a bit lighter, but every bit as delicious! Most Southerners love chicken and dumplings.  It’s one of […]