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Easy Instant Pot™ Shiitake Mushroom Rice Pilaf

Easy Instant Pot™ Shiitake Mushroom Rice Pilaf

This fragrant shiitake mushroom rice pilaf is redolent with exotic Eastern spices.  Its full-bodied flavour makes it an elegant accompaniment to roast or grilled meats.  However, thanks to the robust flavour and nutrition of the mushrooms, it is an equally appropriate centrepiece for a rich, […]

Apple and Aubergine Tarte Tatin, A Recipe from Lampedusa Pie

Apple and Aubergine Tarte Tatin, A Recipe from Lampedusa Pie

Aubergine and apple may sound like an unusual combination.  However, they make exquisitely delicious bedfellows in this aubergine and apple tarte tatin.  This gorgeous tarte is but one of many treasures in Andrea Burgener’s superb book, Lampedusa Pie. As awareness increases of the critical role […]

Instant Pot™ Ginger-Crusted Cranberry Orange Cheesecake

Instant Pot™ Ginger-Crusted Cranberry Orange Cheesecake

This decadently creamy ginger-crusted cranberry orange cheesecake is a snap to prepare in the Instant Pot™.  Best of all, it’s an easy, elegant dessert to grace your holiday table without overheating your kitchen! If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, where Christmas takes place at […]

Easy Instant Pot™ Peppadew® Potato Salad

Easy Instant Pot™ Peppadew® Potato Salad

This South African peppadew® potato salad is perfect for summer entertaining.  Enjoy this classic salad as a side at your next cookout, without overheating yourself or your kitchen, thanks to the Instant Pot™. I love potato salad.  I don’t know many folks with German heritage […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Luscious Lemon Bars

Luscious Lemon Bars

These bright, sunny lemon bars make the perfect after school or teatime treat. They are quick and easy to make, and guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face. That perfect balance of sweet, tart, crunchy and creamy. Lemon bars are bound to become a […]

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 […]