Beef

Left-over management and Chunky soup

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No, I do not mean myself, even though left-over describes me pretty well now, 2 weeks into daycare-time-off. I have been alone at home with one very energetic, destructive, brilliant, zero attention span 2-year-old Tasmanian devil (little girl)  plus a don’t-you-dare-put-me-down-or-I -will-start-hollaring adorable 4 months old. Not an easy combo. In fact, who am I kidding. I was clawing at the […]

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On bravery and meatloaf (and broccoli mashed potatoes)

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  Yesterday we went sliding. On the snow. Downhill. Now, for many of you this may sound like a perfectly normal weekend family activity for a cold December morning. Many of you, I presume, were also born with skates attached to your feet. I, on the other hand, prefer my ground nice and solid. Maybe […]

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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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Slowcoocker sweet n spicy meat balls

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These are definitely different from your regular meatball. The speed in which they disappear will be different as well. Do try these at home. Slowcoocker sweet n spicy meat balls  Ingredients: For the Meatballs: 750 gr lean ground beef 1 cup breadcrumbs 1 beaten egg 1 finely minced onion ( cheat and use the the food processor) salt and pepper […]

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Easy ground beef curry

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This easy to make curry style dish comes from a book by the Quebecois magazine “Coup de pouce“. I use it to improve my shaky french. On top of its educational purposes, it includes excellent recipes that are literally fool proof. Every recipe I ever tried of theirs was a success. Even when I stray “a […]

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