Simple Beef Stew

A good beef stew recipe is a must have in your winter meal rotation. Not that you can’t make it during other seasons, but there is just something about a steaming bowl of delicious stew on a cold day that is so comforting. It took me a long time to perfect my recipe to the 

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Delicious Green Vegetables

Harvest time, thanksgiving time! And I am not going to give you my favorite turkey recipe. To tell the truth, I like turkey on Thanksgiving, but I am moving toward less and less meat in my diet, for environmental reasons. And what’s not to love about vegetables? Both green beans and brussels sprouts are on 

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Cauliflower-Leek with bacon Soup

October is here and that means soup weather has arrived. This recipe is my new favourite. It is easy, filling, cheap and delicious, everything I love in a meal! At the farm stands, cauliflower is $2.00, leeks are $1.00 each and No Frills has bacon on sale for $3.77. If you would like to keep 

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Stuffed Vegetables

Looking at all the lovely vegetables available and on sale these days (for example green peppers (.97/lb at No Frills), pie pumpkins (.97/ea. at No Frills), and winter squash, I started thinking about stuffed vegetables. Which I have not made many of over my life of cooking, but I decided it was time to experiment. 

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Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Welcome to another easy-peasy recipe and another family favourite chicken dish! This recipe uses chicken breast fillets, which are on sale at No Frills this week for $4.97/lb. They are quick and convenient because they are already sliced, but you can use whole chicken breast and cut them into strips yourself. Chicken breast is bland, 

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Ratatouille with Baked Eggs

You may have realized by now that I am a big fan of quick and easy weeknight meals and this recipe is no exception. It also makes great use of many of the wonderful fresh vegetables that are at the farm stands right now. You can make this dish with the eggs or leave the 

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Chilean Comfort Food

We have all been eating fresh corn for several weeks now, and relishing every moment, knowing how brief is the corn season. But since corn is on sale this week at No Frills for $1.56/dozen, this is a good time to do something beyond corn-on-the-cob. A classic corn dish in Chile is called Pastel de 

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Egg Roll in a Bowl

This weeks recipe is one of my go-to weeknight meals. It is quick and easy and makes use of one of my favourite budget friendly meats, ground pork. The pork is on sale this week at Metro, a 1 pound package for $5.99. To me, that is a little on the pricey side, but still 

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Tomatoes, More Tomatoes!

Tomato season is truly upon us. I know, this blog featured tomatoes last week as well! But I just went out into my garden to gather what is waiting to be picked this morning, and the colors and tastes are just too nice! See photo above for the results. I will do some canning, mostly 

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