If you're like me, you've avoided making scallop potatoes for years. Sure, they taste great but the slicing, the layering and extra sauce pan makes it labour-intensive. Well, you are in for a treat. Saveur magazine's executive food editor Todd Coleman has refined a quicker method that will cut your prep and baking time almost in half.
In an effort to get my family to eat healthier, I decided to try Indian and Moroccan spices in a carrot-lentil soup. All you do is combine everything together in your slow cooker in the morning. Later, you come home to the tastiest vegetarian dish in the evening.
My all time favourite comfort food is soup. And if you think creamy tomato soup is good, just wait until you try my creamy roasted red pepper soup. The ingredients are healthy and you can tweak the herbs and spices to your liking.
Who said vegetarian meals were bland? And why do salads have to be cold? I love experimenting with unconventional methods of preparing meals. When I first tried this recipe, I knew it was a keeper. For only a few dollars worth of ingredients and 15 minutes of your time, you too can enjoy a lovely warm vegetarian Moroccan dish.
I snapped up a fabulous Jamie Oliver cookbook last week and I've been drooling over the photographs in it ever since. Since I found three types of gorgeous tomatoes at the market over the weekend, I wanted to enjoy them at their peak (without cooking them).
I thoroughly enjoy watching young, healthy men cook. So when I saw Tim Shieff on Jamie Oliver's Food Tube channel making sweet potato wedges, I couldn't wait to try them. I prefer mine with ground cumin. One trick that even Jamie Oliver might like: use an apple cutter to slice the sweet potato wedges faster and make them more uniform in size.
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.
Kale is heralded as one of the healthiest food sources on the planet. And for good reason: studies have proven it has anti-cancer, cholesterol lowering and protective nutrients in it for maintaining retinal (eye) health. In fact, it's been shown to repair DNA in cells.
The avocados at my grocery store have been excellent this past week, so I decided to create some new avocado recipes. Fortunately, the creamy texture of avocados makes them easy to blend into sweet dishes like smoothies and desserts. I feel better about my daughter eating an avocado-based smoothie or pudding over any commercial one.
Pears are one of those fruits that are fabulous at their peak of ripeness. But when should you pick them? And what should you do with the unripe ones you buy at the grocery store? I finally found some answers and I tweaked some new pear recipes.