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Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner for Two

Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner for Two

Serves – 2 (may be doubled) This easy to make sheet pan dinner only takes 10 minutes to prepare. The oven does the rest. Kick back and have a glass of wine while you wait. Minimal cleanup as well. Seriously, what’s not to love about sheet pan dinners? 1 onion, cut into 1-inch chunks 1 […]

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Tuscan White Bean Soup GF

A bowl of a main course white bean soup

Makes 12 cups This hearty stick to your ribs soup is a perfect dinner for those cold rainy or snowy winter nights. It’s a comfort soup, every spoonful feels like a big hug. See Professional home economist tips below to convert this into a Vegetarian Main Course Soup. 2 oz. prosciutto, approx. 4-5 slices – […]

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Slow Cooker TexMex Style Chicken and Black Bean Chili

a plate of chicken and black bean chili

Makes 9 cups 5 servings Easy to make and an excellent weekend meal. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp canola oil 2 onions, diced 1 lb. chicken thighs, cut into chunks – no thighs? You can use chicken breasts 8 cloves garlic, minced or grated 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 Tbsp chili powder ½ tsp […]

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No Bake Individual Pumpkin Cheesecakes

No bake Pumpkin chocolat cheesescake

Makes 4 servings – can be doubled, tripled, quadrupled…..   Not just for your Halloween party, this fall dessert is great throughout pumpkin season. No bake, lower in fat and made in individual serving dishes, it’s serving size perfection.   Crumb crust 2 tsp unsalted butter, melted ½ cup chocolate cookie crumbs, available at most […]

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South Asian-Style Dahl

One of my favourite easy and economical dinners, a lentil dahl

Makes 5 servings One of my favourite cuisines is South Asian. I will never purport that I am an expert, but I am a huge fan. This is not only a yumfest, it’s nutrient dense, easy to make and economical. One of the tricks for making a fabulous dahl that I learned from my neighbour […]

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Shakshuka

eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce

Serves 2-4 Shakshuka is a traditional Middle Eastern dish that features eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce and topped with feta. It’s the comfort food one pan dish you want to serve in the fall and winter months. As the Queen of Fibre, I have added my own fibre spin to the traditional version […]

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Asian-Style Edamame and Corn Salad

ue local corn and edamame to make a vegetarian main course salad

Makes: 4 cups (1L) This late summer early fall salad uses local corn and edamame. The Japanese have been eating edamame (pronounced ey-dah-MAH-meh) for over two thousand years.  These delicious, albeit mild tasting, green soy beans can be found at farmers’ markets, the frozen vegetable section or frozen health food section in larger supermarkets or […]

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Roasted Roma Tomatoes

Capture the taste of summer and roast Romas for those long winter months when it’s so bleak outside you lose the memory of a hot sunny day! Tip: you probably will wish you had made a double batch….if you do, go ahead and double everything. Roast in two separate pans on two separate racks in […]

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Mexican Street Style Grilled Corn VEG, GF

mairlyn is holding a platter of grilled corn

Makes 5 cobs The first time my husband and I had Mexican Street Style Grilled Corn was at a cute little place on College Street in Toronto. We both took a bite, looked at each other and said, “Oh, we’ve gotta make this at home” If you love Mexican food and grilled corn, this is […]

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