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Morrocan inspired meatballs with tomatoes, olives and lemon

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My husband asked for some meatloaf. Good old meatloaf. The baby was napping and the meat was on the counter. All I had to do was assemble one of the easiest dishes known to mankind and then drink my coffee in peace. Almost too easy. Too easy. Boring. I just couldn’t do it. My palate […]

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Ragout a la Maurice

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This ragout is the comfort dish that waits for us on my in law’s welcoming table every time we land on their door step, exhausted and famished from the long day of travel. When my turn came to recreated the magic, I naturally looked for shortcuts. My mother in law faithfully sears the meat before proceeding with the rest, making […]

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Slow cooker Hungarian beef stew

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My theory about slow cookers is that they are supposed to work for me and not vice versa. Chopping, browning, draining and cleaning BEFORE placing your ingredients in the slow cooker just doesn’t make any sense to me. I might as well leave the dish in its original pot and end up with less dishes. The […]

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Creamy lentil soup

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Creamy lentil soup Ingredients: 1 large onion 2 medium carrots, peeled 2 celery stalks 1 Parsnip root, peeled 4 tbsp Canola oil 1 cup red lentils 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp turmeric 4.5 cups chicken or vegetable stock salt and pepper to taste Preparation: 1. Chop the onion, carrots, celery and parsnip and saute in […]

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Chicken meatballs with dill and peas

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This recipe came out of my desperate efforts to have my 2-year-old girl excited about food. Lately she developed a fix for everything that is small and round and resembles a play ball. I suspect the influence of her favorite little boy, a true sports fan at the age of 3. We roll her bread with pieces of […]

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