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Dinner

Eggplant Parmigiana

This is a true crowd-pleasing recipe that uses simple ingredients.  Feel free to add your own spices like fresh basil or oregano according to your tastes.   Serves: 4 Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15-20 minutes   Ingredients: 1 medium eggplant, remove skin and slice into ½ inch slices 1 egg ¼ cup all purpose flour 2 Tbsp canola oil 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese 1 cup meatless tomato sauce 1 cup mozzarella cheese   Instructions: Pre-heat oven to 400F. Wash and peel eggplant; cut crosswise into ½” slices. Dip eggplant into egg and then flour; turning to coat both sides. In a large skillet on medium-high heat, cook eggplant half at a time for 4-6 minutes. Turning once to cook...

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Colourful Roasted Veggies

This recipe of seasoned, crunchy veggies will fill your home with the savory aroma of spices!  Feel free to use a variety of veggies according to your taste preference or what you have on hand. Tip: Be sure to cut your vegetables into similar sized pieces so that they cook at the same time.  For example, you may have to cut your potatoes into smaller pieces and use larger slices of red peppers. Serves: 4 Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time:  40-50 minutes   Ingredients: 4 cups tri-coloured potatoes, cleaned and cut into quarters 1 cup cauliflower, chopped 1 red pepper, sliced into chunks 1 zucchini, cut into spears 1 cup mushrooms, whole ¼  small red onion, sliced 2 cloves...

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Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Here is a simple salmon recipe that uses common household ingredients and can be ready in a hurry.  Salmon is an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids essential for heart health as well as brain, nerve and eye functioning.  Aim for 2-3 servings of fish per week (one serving is 75g or 2.5oz).   Serves: 2 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15-20 minutes   Ingredients: ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp white wine 2 tsp Dijon mustard 1 clove garlic, minced ½ tsp dried oregano Pinch of peppercorns Salt and pepper to taste 2 Salmon fillets (4 oz each)   Instructions: Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. In a small bowl, combine balsamic vinegar, olive oil, white wine, Dijon...

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Pomegranate Goat Cheese Salad

In my latest blog post I selected pomegranates for my winter superfood!  Here is an easy and tasty recipe to use this sweet fruit with goat cheese! Pomegranate Salad Recipe: Serves: 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 4 cups fresh green lettuce ¼ pomegranate fruit, seeds 1 Tbsp raisins ¼ cup goat cheese, crumbled 1 Tbsp sunflower seeds, unsalted 2 Tbsp of olive oil to coat salad 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar salt and pepper to taste Instructions: 1.    Clean lettuce leaves thoroughly in cold water 2.    Combine ingredients into a salad bowl 3.    Add oil and vinegar dressing to salad mix 4.    Toss salad and enjoy!...

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Quinoa & Beef Stuffed Peppers

Growing up in an Italian family, I always enjoyed my nonna’s rice and ground veal stuffed peppers. Using this meal inspiration, I have created my own stuffed peppers where I substituted quinoa for rice for added protein and fibre. There is a lot of versatility with this recipe so be sure to toss in additional veggies or spices according to your tastes. This recipe is also gluten-free for those on a restricted diet. Quinoa & Beef Stuffed Peppers Recipe: Serves: 4-6 Prep time: 40 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound lean ground beef 1 cup quinoa (dry and rinsed) 14 oz canned tomato sauce 1 Tbsp Italian spices (pre-mixed) 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped 1...

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Thai Green Curry with Chicken

After an amazing trip to Southeast Asia, I am excited to share with you my own Thai Green Curry recipe. While in Thailand, I was exceptionally lucky to attend an authentic Thai cooking class instructed by the entertaining and talented Permpoon Nabnian. The recipe I am sharing today is a mix of Perm’s cooking tips, what was available in my own pantry as well as online recipe pointers. The finished product is a spicy treat that makes great leftovers as well! Check out my other chicken recipes here! Thai Green Curry with Chicken Recipe: Serves: 2 Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes Ingredients: 2 boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite...

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Hearty Homemade Greek Salad

Here is a simple greek salad recipe: Hearty Homemade Greek Salad, with a homemade dressing. I added chickpeas on top for added carbohydrate, protein, fibre and healthy fats. Adding a carbohydrate (or two) to your salad could make it into an entrée to fuel you during your busy day. Hearty Homemade Greek Salad Recipe: Serves: 2 Prep time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 4 cups lettuce (romaine or green leaf) 1 medium tomato, chopped ½ cucumber, chopped ½ red pepper, sliced 1 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed from can ½ cup black olives, drained and rinsed ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled ¼ tsp Dijon mustard 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds, unsalted ¼ tsp dried oregano 1 Tbsp olive oil 1½ tsp red wine vinegar ¼ tsp dried...

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Coconut Mango Rice with Spiced Chicken

Coconut Mango Rice with Spiced Chicken: It is with great enthusiasm that I introduce Chef Marianne and her delicious recipe -coconut flavoured rice with spiced chicken!  Marianne teaches classes in Sobey's cooking school and this was one of the recipes she taught us how to make.  Note this recipe is also gluten free and a definite crowd pleaser! Be sure to follow her on Facebook for lots of great ideas: https://www.facebook.com/DACHEF11 Serves: 4 Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 4 boneless chicken breasts Clove garlic (1), minced 1/8 tsp curry powder 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced 1 Tbsp soya sauce 1/8 tsp paprika 1/8 tsp cumin 1 ¼ cups dry basmati rice 2 cups water 2/3 cup coconut milk 1 large green or red pepper, sliced ¾ cup...

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Simple Brie & Pear Salad

Simple Brie & Pear Salad: Sometimes simplicity is the best thing!  This is a 7 ingredient salad that is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Remember when making your own vinaigrette, use 2 parts olive oil to 1 part balsamic vinegar.  Choose dark green veggies for a magnesium boost (Click here for health benefits). Serves: 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 4 cups fresh greens, your choice 1 medium pear, sliced 1 Tbsp raisins or crasins 4 ounces of Brie cheese, cubed 2 Tbsp of olive oil to coat salad 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 Tbsp sunflower seeds, unsalted   salt to taste Instructions: 1.    Clean lettuce leaves thoroughly in cold water 2.    Combine ingredients into a salad bowl 3.    Add oil and vinegar dressing to salad mix 4.    Toss salad and enjoy!...

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