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weeknight recipe  // Posts tagged as "weeknight recipe"

Lemony Rotini with Salmon and Tomatoes

It’s not quite autumn yet – it falls on the 23rd this year, and I’m still holding onto the last bit of summer. I know, the leaves have turned yellow, and the air has a crispness that just won’t budge – but I need that date to pass before I can break out the pumpkins […]


A Twist on a Classic: Chili-Stuffed Peppers

Chili is one of my favourite foods – it seems that one just can’t go wrong with it. It can be made in five minutes (with some canned beans and an assortment of spices), or in ten hours (slow-cooked to perfection); it can be vegetarian, or chock full of meat; it can be eaten out […]


Grilled Peach Salad with Grilled Beef and Goat Cheese

My, how I’ve evolved. In the past few months, I’ve gone from being a timid, terrified, non-barbecuing lady to being a lean, mean, grilling machine. Well, I’m not that lean… and I’m actually pretty nice… but I’m definitely a grilling machine. So now I am a somewhat lean, not so mean, grilling machine. Anyways, when […]


Spaghettini with Garlic Oil and Fresh Tomatoes

I absolutely adore tomatoes. Can you think of anything that is more succulent, more flavourful than a sun-ripened tomato picked straight off the vine? … or more refreshing than the unmistakable aroma released from the hearty stalks and velvety leaves? I wish I could bottle that scent. When added to a dish, they tend to […]


Lightened Up Spoon Cornbread

Cornbread is a delicious accompaniment to pretty much any southern dish … like my Veggie Chili. But, when you switch it up a little bit by adding some fresh corn, jalapenos, and green onions, and then cook it as spoon bread, rather than the traditional loaf style, it becomes just thismuch more interesting. After a […]


Onion-Bacon Salad with Warm Crème Fraîche Dressing

C doesn’t like mixed baby greens. This breaks my heart a tiny little bit each time I think of it. How could he not like them? Each variety is so unique: the arugula is nutty and adds depth, the radicchio so tart – it makes my tongue retreat and my lips purse… the lettuce is […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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? […]