Cream of Mushroom soup

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  I have made this soup 2 weeks ago, just before falling sick. It had been a spur of the moment, what-do-I-have-in-the-fridge kind of thing. The result however, was gold. A definite keeper. Easy, economic, good-looking and delicious ( Sounds like a personal add now that I re-read this), this soup is soooo much better then your regular salty, […]

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Rice with nuts and fruits

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Our absolute favorite rice. ridiculously easy to make, super elegant to serve when you have company coming (read on for a neat little trick) and keeps extra well in the fridge for up to a week. I used 2 kinds of dried raisins and pine nuts for my topping  because that’s what I had on hand. […]

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Hearty Vegetable and barley soup

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Its hearty, its tasty, it has both protein and veggie goodness and  it is easy to make. Can’t ask for more in 15 minutes of work. You will need: 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped (the size is up to you) 2 celery stalks peeled and chopped 1 large onion peeled and […]

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Whole wheat Cheddar Biscuits

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This recipe originates from Chef Michael Smith’s popular TV show “chef at home”. I was watching the chef do his magic while my Hungarian stew  slowly simmered and immediately decided that these biscuits would make an excellent side dish (not to mention so much quicker to make then the original loaf of bread I had in mind). Of course, I couldn’t help […]

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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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Easy whole wheat bread

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Update: I have revised and improved this bread thanks to a recipe by fellow blogger from cooking for seven. You can find her great 100% whole wheat bread here, and my post about the changes here. The recipe has also been updated down below. This loaf is by far the star of my extended search for a […]

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Homemade Hummus

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Hummus has always been a family favorite. My baby girl probably picked it up in utero. No other way to explain why she ate it by the spoonful, while refusing all other more appropriate baby foods. My husband and I eat it for breakfast, lunch and supper. It also makes a great midnight snack in front of […]

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Luscious Chocolate pudding

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Being health conscious can seriously hinder your culinary skills when it comes to dessert. I crave serving my guests (and me!) the perfect after meal treat, but then I peek at the ingredient list. Butter, usually in a 3 digit number, heavy cream, white flour, refined sugars. Sigh.  A part of me has a real problem making peace […]

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