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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Feisty Homemade Chilli Sauce

Feisty Homemade Chilli Sauce

This chilli sauce recipe is deceptively simple.  However, the results are nothing short of addictive.  It’s a condiment that adds just the right amount of heat, along with a mild, fruity sweetness.  The perfect way to dress up, or fire up, any meal! In our […]

King Oyster Mushroom Steaks with Fresh Fig Salsa

King Oyster Mushroom Steaks with Fresh Fig Salsa

These elegant king oyster mushroom steaks make a perfect starter.  The richness of the mushroom steaks contrasts beautifully with the salsa.  Its sweet, tart and spicy notes bring out the very best of the mushroom’s flavour. I have a love affair with figs.  Every year, […]

Fresh and Crunchy Vietnamese Coleslaw

Fresh and Crunchy Vietnamese Coleslaw

Nothing is more satisfying than a good crunchy coleslaw, especially with meats from the grill.  When I am looking for a perky side dish to jazz up a meal and complement the other flavours on my table, I often turn to a zesty, colourful coleslaw. […]

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 […]

Everyday Instant Pot® Goan Coconut Fish Curry

Everyday Instant Pot® Goan Coconut Fish Curry

This quick, fish curry from Goa comes together in mere minutes, thanks to the pressure cooker.  It’s a delicious, healthy meal that’s easy to put on the table in under an hour. I am so excited that the Instant Pot® has finally arrived in South […]

Decadent, Dairy-Free Raspberry Chocolate Fool

Decadent, Dairy-Free Raspberry Chocolate Fool

Raspberry chocolate fool is a simple, four ingredient dessert which is as light and nutritious as it is tasty. It feels creamy and decadent.   Yet, this is one dessert that’s incredibly healthy. With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, I had to confront the fact that […]