Recipes

Savory Bread Pudding

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This recipe is an easy and tasty way to use up some old bread. Thank you Joie for reminding me to post it! Now thanks to you I can clean up my freezer! Savory Bread Pudding Ingredients: 8 cups diced old unwanted bread, hot dog buns, whatever is kicking around your fridge or freezer 1 cup […]

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Slow Cooker Red Lentil and Swiss-Chard Soup

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What if you came home for lunch one day and in between reheating leftovers and hurrying back to work you realized that except that last slice of quiche you just inhaled, there is nothing to eat for supper? No problem, you might say, just call in some takeout or go out for a meal. Now, […]

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Fantastic glazed meatballs

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A small update to this recipe:  if, like me, you prefer your glaze slightly more savory then sweet, add another table spoon of soy sauce to the mixture. That  should take care of your sodium fix! Before we get to the details I want to take this opportunity and issue a serious warning. Do not […]

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Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry

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This delicious chicken curry recipe is dairy free, relatively low fat (yes, I know there is coconut milk in there but I did skip on the butter, cream and heavy yogurt) and definitely hassle free. It couldn’t be easier to prepare. Similar to my Hungarian stew recipe, all the ingredients except the chicken are pulverized to form a […]

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Mini Yogurt Pancakes

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This recipe is for those of us plotting to get rid of some extra flavored yogurt kicking around in the fridge. Strawberry, peach, prune, everything goes! Did your spouse bring home a family pack of passion fruit flavored yogurt that was on sale? this is the recipe for you! I like to whisk all the ingredients in the food […]

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Easy, Healthy Date Cookies

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OK, OK, so there is no such thing as a healthy cookie. But what about mental health? mine sure improves eating one of these cookies. Especially when I cannot seem to hold one in my hand around my baby boy without him stretching out his little arm towards me, demanding his share. “Do you want some of […]

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Slow cooker Greek style Chicken and Potatoes

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 This easy and flavorful dish was the fruit of my efforts last week to clean up my fridge and freezer from a myriad of forgotten ingredients. It really doesn’t get much easier than this. Just pop the potatoes and chicken in the crock, brush with some sauce and wait. The only laborious part is skinning the […]

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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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