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Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo

This slow cooker version is a delicious twist on traditional ‘gumbo’. The slow cooker is one of the best time-saving appliances in the kitchen. Have you tried one yet? It’s great for beginner cooks because all you have to do is fill it and turn it on. Hours later, you come home to a house filled with…

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Minute Steak with Ratatouille

The Meal Maker: super fast week-night meal with a fresh new twist! Heading home from work, but rushing back out with the kids to hockey or ballet?  Looking for a nutritious meal that gives everyone the boost of energy they need, but is on the table in 20 minutes? I have the solution… Did your Mom make you Minute Steaks…

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Cauliflower Pineapple Fried Rice

Celebrate Meatless Monday with this delicious 20-minute meal that actually has no rice! Have you guys been trying to go Meatless on Mondays? It’s a great way to find new ways to use veggies and add alternatives to meat proteins to your meal plan. As you may have gathered from past posts, I’ve been experimenting with using cauliflower…

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Boozy Red Velvet Trifles

It’s time for Valentine’s Day… booze, whipped cream, cake… ’nuff said. I know what you’re thinking “these look like a lot of work!“. Well I’ve made a few shortcuts this time, so these Boozy Red Velvet Trifles have all the goodness, but come together in much less time. Besides, it’s a special day, so make something…

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Turkey Pretzel Nuggets

Why go out for those Mc nuggets? These moist turkey morsels coated with pretzels served with delicious dipping sauce, make it easy to stay home! It’s Family Day today in BC and next Monday in the rest of Canada. What a great idea… family day… a day during the bleak month of February to put work aside and…

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Healthy Cauliflower Bean Salad

Time to give an old favourite a healthy makeover! It can be roasted, boiled, fried, sautéed, steamed or even raw – the dish possibilities are endless with this low in fat and high in fiber vegetable. From soups to creamy casseroles, we’re talking about the multifaceted cauliflower.

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Bleeding Heart Chocolate-Cherry Brownies

Sweet of the Month for February calls for something your sweetheart will love! When I think of February I think of dark days, cold temps and lots of snow. However, mid-month a holiday comes around with the sole intention of warming things up! I don’t know why, but when I make something for my Valentine it always turns out…

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Eat In Eat Out Magazine – Winter 2015

The Winter Issue is Online and it’s all about comfort foods At this time of year, few things are more comforting than a dish of slow-cooked stew, a steaming bowl of chunky soup, or a hearty oven-baked casserole. Hearty and cosy, one-pot meals warm and nourish our bodies and soul. Perfect for both weeknight family dinners…

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Beef & Mushroom Thai Lettuce Cups

A new feature – The Meal Maker – begins with a Super Bowl party must! I’m making my final preparations to entertain the gang on Sunday (go Patriots!) and I always depend on good Canadian Beef to please a hungry crowd. That’s why when they asked to sponsor a new monthly feature, I said YES! Once per month The Meal…

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Turkey Marinara Meatball Sliders

Get ready for the BIG GAME with these Turkey Marinara Meatball Sliders It’s time to plan ahead for the Super Bowl next weekend… go Patriots! I’m sure everyone’s going to be hungry, so I plan on making lots of hand-held nibbles that are guaranteed to keep energy and spirits high. These Turkey Marinara Meatball Sliders are a recipe I created…

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