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Better Butter Chicken

This is also a great way to use up leftover roast chicken or turkey; chop and add it to the sauce instead of the chicken breasts. INGREDIENTS: Canola or olive oil, for cooking 3-4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts or thighs 1 onion, finely chopped 1 tbsp (15 mL) grated ginger 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tsp...

Happy Winter Fudge Cake

Adapted from More Home Cooking - I rearranged the method a bit and increased the cocoa – I’m sure Laurie wouldn’t mind. INGREDIENTS: 3 oz. semisweet chocolate (or about 2/3 cup chocolate chips) 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter 2 large eggs 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) plain yogurt 1 tsp. (5 mL) vanilla 2 cups (500...

Boeuf Bourguignon

INGREDIENTS: 6 slices bacon, chopped canola or olive oil, for cooking with 3 lbs (1.4 kg) lean stewing beef, cut into 2-inch cubes (I used inside and bottom round) 1 large onion, halved and sliced salt and pepper to taste 2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour 3 cups (750 mL) full-bodied red wine, such as a...

Bagels

Store-bought bagels that are close to the size of your head can weigh in at 500 calories apiece, even though they are low in fat. Flavour these more appropriately-sized ones any way you like by stirring in some grated cheese, caramelized onions, fresh garlic, cinnamon and raisins, toasted nuts...

Yeast-Raised Waffles

INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup (125 mL) warm water 2 tsp. (10 mL or 1 pkg.) active dry yeast 2 cups (500 mL) warmed milk (regular or soy) 1/4 cup (60 mL) melted butter, non-hydrogenated margarine or canola oil 2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour (or a combination of all-purpose and whole wheat – I usually...

Hot Cross Buns

INGREDIENTS: 1 package (2 tsp or 10 mL) active dry yeast 1/3 cup (85 mL) sugar 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) lukewarm water, milk or a combination of both 4- 4 1/2 cups (1 L) all-purpose flour 2 tsp (10 mL) ground cinnamon 1 tsp (5 mL) ground ginger pinch allspice 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt 1/4 cup...

My Granola

INGREDIENTS: 6 cups (1.5 L) old fashioned (large flake) oats 1-2 cups (250-500 mL) chopped or sliced nuts and seeds (almonds, walnuts, pecans, green pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, ground flax seeds) 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt Pinch cinnamon (optional) 1/4-1/3 cup (60-85 mL) honey 1/4-1/3 cup (60-85 mL) maple syrup or brown rice syrup 2-4 tbsp...

Green eggs and ham

I updated traditional devilled eggs just so I could use the name. But they’ve turned out to be among my favourites! Spinach, eggs, ham and cheese are a great combo. These are really intensely flavoured little bites. Ingredients: 6 large eggs, hardboiled 1 tsp (5 mL) canola oil 2 slices deli ham, chopped...

Mac & Cheese With Bacon and Chard

I can’t imagine a better way to get my leafy greens than tucked into a bed of pasta with warm, melting cheese. For a gluten-free version, use brown rice pasta and rice flour to thicken the sauce, and swap the bread crumb topping for more cheese. Ingredients: 1 lb (454 g)...

Zucchini Marmalade

Try to buy thick-skinned fruit; thinner skinned citrus fruits don’t have much to contribute to marmalade! Ingredients: 2 lemons 1 large orange 2 cups (500 mL) water 1 medium-small zucchini, coarsely grated (about 1 1/2 cups) 4 cups (1 L) sugar Directions: Wash the lemons and orange well and grate the zest off using the coarse side...

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