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Weeknight Meal  // Posts tagged as "Weeknight Meal"

Back to Normal & a Recipe for Caprese-Inspired Linguini

So that day came and went; we visited with family and friends, ate amazing food, and danced until we could dance no longer. Now, it’s back to real life. I’m still getting back into the groove of things, so until life is back to normal, we’re eating simply. There’s no time for frivolous foods – […]

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Hot Days, Hotter Nights, and Cold Sesame Noodle Salad

The past week or so in Calgary has been reminiscent times spent in the tropics. The hot, humid afternoons have involved relaxing on patios and boats in the mountains, and sprawling out on blankets laid out in the sunshine. The hotter, even more humid evenings have been spent enjoying cold drinks with friends and family […]

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A Little Italian Market and Gnocchi with Garlic Spinach

The other day, while strolling around downtown Calgary, I stumbled upon Giuseppe’s Italian Market. It’s a little café and shop with a delightful menu and a small selection of Italian food, and while I was short on time, I just had to pick up something delizioso for dinner. I scanned the shelves, ogled the cheese, […]

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Greek Spelt Berry Salad

I love, love, love spelt. Have you ever tried it? This is what it looks like in “berry” form. It makes for a beautiful breakfast when the flakes are prepared like oatmeal. The berries are cooked much like pasta or rice, and when prepared, they can be added to salads, or in the place of […]

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Meatless Monday and Veggie Chili

Have you caught on to Meatless Monday yet? I’m sure you’ve heard of it – but maybe you don’t know what it’s all about… The concept started back during World War I in the US, when the government was urging people to cut back on consumption of certain foods to save money. The campaign went […]

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Thai Beef Salad: An Easy, Hearty Meal

You know I have a complicated relationship with meat. Sure, I’ll eat it, but I have no problem admitting that I’m picky. Damn picky. So earlier this week when I saw a recipe for Beef Thai Salad, from Canadian Beef, I was pleasantly surprised. The ingredients consist of a heap of veggies, a delicious array […]

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Breakfast for Dinner and a BLT Pasta Dish

I love having breakfast for dinner. It reminds me of eating crispy, fried pancakes sprinkled with sugar and spread with prune butter at my Babcia’s house when I was young, or having BLTs for dinner with my family on dark winter evenings. There are many great ways to incorporate breakfast foods in your dinnertime meal […]

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Tostadas with Chicken and Mixed Greens

While comfort food is still the norm at this time of year, I’m getting bored with it. I know, we’re all supposed to cook with ingredients that are in season, right? Well, where I live there are few things that are truly in season right now; so I’m going to take that as a clear […]

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An Oldie, But A Goodie: Tuna Fusilli Salad

I adore dinners that don’t require shopping. Don’t get me wrong, I actually like spending time at the grocery store; admiring at all of the colourful fruits and vegetables, imagining what I could make with the exotic ingredients that line the shelves, breathing in the intoxicating scent of fresh baked goods… what’s not to love? […]

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A Lesson on Beauty & A Quick Spinach Salad

Last week, as I was taking a tour of the Granville Island Public Market in Vancouver, BC, I learned a lesson in the case against beauty. Our guide, from the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, explained to us that the uglier a fruit or vegetable is, the better. When we, as consumers, seek perfection in […]

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