Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Deep vegan flavor with subtle spicing
Tagines (aka tajines) are at the heart of Moroccan cooking. And when the weather turns chilly, these stew-like dishes satisfy.
This version is vegan, with sweet potatoes and cauliflower. It’s simmered in a tomato sauce that’s fragrant with cinnamon, cumin, and ground ginger.
Roast-veggie tagine is so succulent that meat eaters won’t complain. And you can make this dish ahead of time (in fact, it tastes better if prepared the day before you plan to serve it).
So get ready to Moroccan roll.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
This healthy and tasty soup makes a quick main course
Homemade tomato soup? Yes!
Add beans and a leafy green (like escarole) to the mix, and you have a hearty one-pot dinner.
OK, you could add some crusty bread and maybe a salad if you want a bit more. It would still be a quick and easy weeknight meal.
For a weekend dinner, just add a glass of wine. Red or white – your choice.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Classic flavor with roast or braised beef
Cooler temperatures are on the way in our part of the world. Cue Beef Stroganoff – it’s a hearty comfort dish that always tastes best in cold weather.
And you don’t even need to cook the meat, because you already have some leftovers on hand, right?
You can make the dish ahead of time, too. Just reheat it when you’re ready to serve for a no-fuss dinner-party treat.
Gives you a warm fuzzy feeling, doesn’t it?
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
A whiskey-based delight that’s perfect for Canadian Thanksgiving
The second Monday in October is coming up (on October 8, to be exact). And that means Canadian Thanksgiving!
What better way to celebrate than with a toast? And what better drink than the Toronto Cocktail? It’s named after Canada’s most populous city, the capital of Ontario — and a great city to visit.
So here’s to Canada: One of the best neighbors, ever.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Any butterhead lettuce (like Boston Bibb) works in this enticing dish
Things go better with butter. Even lettuce (trust us).
This dish is perfect for entertaining. Because the flavor and texture are sensational – and it’s a real conversation starter.
Discuss among yourselves.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Deep flavor with a hint of chipotle heat
Autumn is near in our part of the world. That means soup – and pumpkins.
So we decided to combine those two autumn affiliates into one slurpy dish. It’s easy to prepare and makes a stunning starter.
This soup mingles sweet and zesty in a smooth mix. Because pumpkin spice isn’t just about cinnamon. Pumpkins can take the heat.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Serve this Mexican-inspired dish over polenta or grits – or toss it with pasta
Hatch green chilies? Bring them on!
They’re in peak season right now, so we can find them fresh (or roasted) at our local markets. But they’re also available in cans at most grocery stores (or frozen from online vendors).
Hatch green chilies are the star of this Mexican-inspired ragù. But no worries if you can’t find them. You can substitute poblano or Anaheim chilies, which also have great flavor.
Good to have choices, isn’t it?