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Moroccan Pot Roast

By Sally Vargas Pot roast is such a comforting, all-American dish; you almost don’t want to mess with it.
Almost.
When you add North African ingredients such as turmeric, ginger, cumin and coriander, along with pomegranate juice (for a little sweetness), you end up with something new, a bit exotic, and altogether fantastic! Continue reading “Moroccan Pot Roast” »
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Meal Plan for January Week 1

By Summer Miller Welcome to 2018! Our contributor Summer Miller is back to share her meal plans for the month of January. To start us off on the right foot, she has a few thoughts to share on New Year’s resolutions, healthy eating, and what this all means to her.
A few years ago, I found the remnants of a New Year’s Resolution list tucked into the folds of an old notebook stashed in the bottom drawer of an even older desk. The list was written nearly a decade prior, and I realized I’d been trying to lose the same 10 pounds for years.
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Veggie Sausage, Mushroom and Bean Stew Recipe

By Jacqueline Meldrum It’s the perfect time of year for rich stews, You really feel like you’ve had a good meal when you sit down to stew, It’s tasty, filling and utterly comforting. My latest stew is this veggie sausage, mushroom and bean stew which was fabulous.Sometimes I make stew in my slow cooker, but I’m not always organised enough to use my slow cooker and have a meal on the table in time for dinner. I always have 101 things to do and rarely think about dinner until the afternoon or on the way home from work in the evening, so I …read more

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Velouté de Noël

By Karen Burns-Booth Velouté de Noël – This rich, thick and creamy soup hides a secret, it’s made with a selection of cooked festive vegetables that are left over after Christmas dinner; roast parsnips, potatoes, carrots & sprouts are whizzed up in a Vitamix Ascent blender, on the soup setting, resulting in a hot, creamy Velouté soup in 6 minutes.

For Festive Leftover Veggies

Hello and a very Merry Christmas to you all…..Christmas Day has passed now, of course, but I am a big believer in the Twelve Days of Christmas, and for me, the holiday season is still in full mode, albeit slightly muted …read more

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Roasted Sunchoke Salad

By Erin Alderson Between all the holidays, I find myself gravitating towards lighter meals. Bring on all the greens and vegetables. This is especially helpful when visiting the Sunday market- everything looks good. It’s around this time of year I grab extra sunchokes (Jerusalem Artichokes). These cousins of the sunflower have a nice, warm flavor that’s not overpowering.
The raw texture is a bit akin to potato and the roasted sunchoke has an extra lovely nutty flavor (like in this sunchoke salad). I also love this salad because it blatantly plays on the sunflower relationship (with the help toasted sunflower seeds!) Also, if …read more

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Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding

By Riz This decadent Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding is the perfect sweet brunch. The flaky croissants melt in your mouth, while the melted chocolate and custard add a delicious burst of flavour. And for those of you in colder climates, this is a dish best served warm. Bonus!

I know what you’re thinking, bestie…you’re worried that I’m going to tell you that this recipe for Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding requires baking Chocolate Croissants (pain au chocolat for you Francophiles). I’m not. That would be crazy. Because baking croissants from scratch takes forever. Trust me, I’ve tried.
Instead, we’re going to use some good ol’ …read more

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Easy Croque-Madame (Ham and Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Fried Egg)

By Sheryl Julian If you go to France and never learn a word of the language, at the very least you should come home knowing the names of the two most popular cafe sandwiches: Croque Monsieur and Croque Madame.
These are both toasted sandwiches made with ham and cheese – “croque” roughly translates as “crunch” or “crunchy.” The difference between a Croque-Monsieur and a Croque-Madame is that the Madame is served with a fried egg on top. Supposedly the yolk surrounded by the rim of white resembles a woman’s hat!
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Easy Croque-Madame (Ham and Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Fried Egg)

By Sheryl Julian If you go to France and never learn a word of the language, at the very least you should come home knowing the names of the two most popular cafe sandwiches: Croque Monsieur and Croque Madame.
These are both toasted sandwiches made with ham and cheese – “croque” roughly translates as “crunch” or “crunchy.” The difference between a Croque-Monsieur and a Croque-Madame is that the Madame is served with a fried egg on top. Supposedly the yolk surrounded by the rim of white resembles a woman’s hat!
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Christmas Eve Fireside Supper Chicken & Ham Pie

By Karen Burns-Booth Christmas Eve Fireside Supper Chicken & Ham Pie – A delectable and hearty pie which is perfect for a cosy Christmas Eve fireside supper, especially when served with a glass of chilled Provence Rosé wine.

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It’s finally here! It’s Christmas Eve and it’s time for me, at least, to put down those packing boxes and crates, and take a breather from sorting out our new house, which is starting to feel like home, and breathe……..Christmas Eve is my favourite day of the year, even more so than Christmas Day with its fanfare of present opening, gargantuan dinners, postprandial snoozes …read more

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Meal Plan for December Week 4

By Summer Miller This month, Summer Miller is back and excited to share her family’s meal plans for December. Happy holidays, everyone!
My general philosophy is to eat as healthy as I can, most of the time. For me, this means that not much is actually off limits, but I focus more on eating in moderation.
When planning our meals for the week, I also try to look at the week as whole and then gauge when we can indulge and when it’s better to plan something lighter.
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13 Vegetarian Holiday Main Dishes

By Erin Alderson As I get older, holiday dinners become a bit of an “oh no, it’s three days away” affair. We keep our dinners small, but still delicious. In honor of my procrastination, I wanted to share 13 vegetarian holiday main dishes that can satisfy all your guests. For many years, I’d always make a quiche as the main but over the years I’ve done everything from stuffed squash to hearty stews. We’re non-traditionalist and I kind of like it that way.
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These are some of my favorite, standard holiday recipes. As I mentioned above, quiche is an easy go-to (that reheats well …read more

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Panettone (Italian Christmas Bread) – Hard to Make, Or At Least That’s What We’re Telling People

By foodwishes@yahoo.com (Chef John) I’ve never tried to make panettone before, mostly because of how notoriously difficult it is to make, or so I was told. Turns out that wasn’t the case, unless people are factoring in the time, as this does take three days to complete, but other than that, I thought it was a pretty straightforward bread recipe. I think bakers like us regular folks to believe everything is super hard to make, so as to elevate their standing in society; or, maybe this is difficult, and I just got lucky, but regardless, I was thrilled with how this came out. I …read more

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8 Holiday Desserts for When Your Sweet Tooth Needs a Break

By Carrie Havranek Christmas cookies have an enduring appeal. And then there are all the showstopper cakes, pies, and other sweets that make everyone at your holiday party ooh and ahh.
But what about when your sweet tooth needs a break? What if you love the holidays, but you prefer your sweets just a little less, well, sweet?
Here are a few desserts for when you realize that the holidays are a marathon not a sprint, culinarily speaking. They make a lovely end to a festive holiday meal, but they won’t leave you feeling too full to get up from the table.
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Pomegranate Paloma

By Elise Bauer Deck the halls, it’s time to get Merry Merry with a Pomegranate Paloma cocktail!
A “paloma” if you are unfamiliar with it, is a grapefruit version of a margarita, with lime juice, tequila, and a salt-rimmed glass. (It’s also Spanish for “dove”, which is neither here nor there when it comes to the drink.)
And while I’m partial to everything grapefruit, a tequila/lime/salt combination rocks with pomegranate juice. Stir it up with a rosemary swizzle and now you have a drink that is fully decked out for the holidays in a ruby red coat with a salty white rim. Continue reading “Pomegranate Paloma” …read more

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Peppermint Texas Sheet Cake

By Irvin This festive holiday inspired Peppermint Texas Sheet Cake is a riff on the the classic potluck dessert that feeds a crowd! (Jump directly to the recipe.)

It’s an annual tradition in our household to host a holiday dessert party but last year, because of all the touring and promotions for my cookbook Marbled, Swirled, and Layered, I sadly had to skip it. So this year we made it a priority to have our party and it made me realize how much I missed it! I geared up for our party by baking 17 desserts, which for most folks, probably sounded like …read more

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