If you've ever had African braised chicken in peanut sauce, you'll love this dish. The subtle nutty flavour combined with hot peppers, curry and sherry makes this an easy meal to serve up on rice. For those of you on a peanut-free or gluten-free diet (or both), I've found WowButter to be the tastiest substitute.
After my man-servant made a tortilla pizza, I decided to create a recipe with his leftover ingredients. Fresh basil is too good to waste. I settled on a pasta dish since it's the easiest to reheat for lunches and leftovers.
If you love to barbecue year-round, this simple dish is a no muss, no fuss way to ensure everyone gets exactly what they want. It's also ideal for those who arrive a little late for dinner. Each serving is baked in foil which helps to keep it warm and prevents it from drying out.
It's a shame to think of spaghetti squash as merely a substitute for noodles or pasta. I love to bake it stuffed with veggies, meat and eggs; cook it in my crock pot; or roast it with olive oil and herbs. Find out how versatile and easy my three latest recipes are.
Sometimes you have to cook a meaty dish for the non-vegetarians in your life. If you've never heard of Skyline Chili before, you are in for a treat. This incredibly tasty chili dish is slow cooked with aromatic spices - including cinnamon and chocolate.
Eggplant is in season from August through October in Ontario, Canada. It's actually a type of berry that adds a juicy smooth texture to meatless dishes - especially in Italian recipes. Although I've tried it breaded and fried, I prefer to bake or cook it in a sauce.
With Thanksgiving coming up and family with food allergies, I searched high and low for a veggie "meatloaf" that didn't contain anything my daughter feels is yucky (like mushrooms or quinoa). With luck, I was able to tweak a basic lentil-oatmeal based loaf by using gluten-free ingredients and fresh herbs.
If you enjoy tender, slow-cooked stews with thick, flavourful sauces, then you must try a tangine recipe. The spicy, aromatic tastes of a tangine dish is kept within the pot by its cone-shaped lid. I'm thoroughly impressed by Jamie Oliver's book "Jamie Does...Spain" which I feature in my article along with his incredible beef tangine video.
As soon as Thanksgiving was over, my IT guy asked me to make my world-famous pepperpot stew. What I love about this dish is how tender the stewing beef is after being in the slow cooker all day. It's a hearty meal to come home to after a long day shopping, sightseeing, or hitting the slopes.
My man-servant brought home ham steaks and asked me to create a brand new recipe. Staring at my kitchen (and into cyberspace), I found inspiration in the LCBO recipe finder and a bottle of vintage port. Where else? My Canadian tweak was maple syrup but you could also use honey.