Recipes

Beef Tourtiere a la Ayalla

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Not many dishes spell special occasion more then a Tourtiere. A traditional Quebecois dish, with as many versions as regions and households. The Tourtiere is basically a meat pie, made with everything from leftover stew, to game meat, fresh duck or even sea food. The filing is moist and well seasoned, the crust  crispy and […]

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a weekend of cooking on a budget

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Last weekend I decided not to go shopping. My fridge was bursting at the seams with unwanted leftovers, semi-finished packages and forgotten ingredients. At that point in time that I decided to conduct my very own  iron chef competition. Against myself. The secret ingredient?  to come up with several dishes for the upcoming week using only what I […]

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Sesame Crusted Salmon and Tuna Loaf with white dill sauce

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Light, airy and elegant looking, this fish loaf is a perfect answer to the eternal question. “what’s for supper?”. Especially if you have company coming, you don’t have time to go shopping and you are generally busy not having a life..or is it having too much of it? I never really grasped the full meaning of […]

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Slow-Cooker corn and fish Chowder

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Finally. A recipe interesting enough to share. I planned to tell you how I’m feeling all better now but then I managed to jam my lower back rolling out off bed. How pathetic is that? Now I need help putting  my socks on. So romantic. No wonder my poor husband falls all over himself trying […]

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Slow Cooker Sesame Broccoli and Mushrooms

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Why order Chinese? balance these deliciously Asian tasting veggies on top of white rice or some  noodles and there you have it!  No wok, no stir frying, no oil splashes on your  nice kitchen counters, no hassle. Simply dump your ingredients in the slow cooker and set the buzzer for two hours. This dish tastes kinda adult-ish. […]

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Easy Apple Coffee Cake

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Easy apple Coffee Cake 3 fresh apple, peeled and cubed (the size is up to you. bigger cubes if you like big fruit bites in your cake, smaller ones if you don’t.) 1/4 cup milk 1/2 cup Canola oil 1/2 cup honey 3 eggs 1 tsp Vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup whole […]

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Slow cooker Lentil Dahl

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I swear I do not own Fenugreek, Kaffir lime leaves, green Cardamom, black cumin seeds or any other substance you need wikipedia’s  help to spell out. What I do own as of last week is an easy-peasy (lentils are so hard to rhyme) lentil dahl (inspired, I have no claim of authenticity) dish that cooks itself […]

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Slow cooker Maple Salmon

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I love my slow cooker. Thanks to it’s magic, I no longer suffer from Salmonophobia. Until this very afternoon, I have never attempted to cook Salmon. It is sad but true. But no more! This recipe was made with 6 Salmon fillets I had in my freezer. I have yet to try with fresh salmon but it […]

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Whole Wheat Banana Bread

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This is one simple Banana bread to make. It always comes out right. It does not have gazillion pounds of butter in it and it contained 50% whole wheat flour. The crust has almost a crunch to it and it keeps on the kitchen counter on in the fridge for a few days, without getting […]

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Microwave Apricot Jam

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This jam practically sustained my mother in law through a whole weekend of wrangling babysitting my two little scoundrels treasures, while the hubby and I took off to ogle watch Bon Jovi in Winnipeg. All. By. Ourselves. In the scope of  a mere 72 hours we came dangerously close to missing our plane(s) (and thus loose everything) due to […]

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