Recipes

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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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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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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Kitchen Log

Remember that time when you improvised something in your kitchen, pleased your family and friends with the results, but now can’t remember how you made it? Story of my life. I just can’t follow a recipe. I am always up for improvisations. Change this with that, use up ingredients that will be lost, try to trim out some […]

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