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Spring Asparagus and Mushroom Fettuccine

Spring Asparagus and Mushroom Fettuccine

Today is Memorial Day in the United States and Monday of the American long weekend (enjoy your day off, my American friends!). While May long weekends often mean that our thoughts turn to summer, I want to take advantage of the fact we’re still in […]

AB²C Salad

AB²C Salad

Everyone is looking to increase the veggies they consume, but sometimes we fall into the same rut. Steamed asparagus, steamed broccoli – same old, same old. Salads are a great way to get more vegetables into your meals, but sometimes get boring. After spending some time in southeast […]

White Bean Dip

White Bean Dip

Last minute guests dropping by? Want to give your wrap or sandwich a little lunchtime love? Want to switch up your usual refried beans and tortilla chips? Stock this White Bean Dip in your fridge and it will do triple (or more) duty. This dip is a […]

Tuscan White Beans (a recipe from Dario Cecchini)

Tuscan White Beans (a recipe from Dario Cecchini)

Going to Dario Cecchini’s in Panzano in Chianti is always fun. While getting there may cause a little dizziness as you navigate the switchbacks that climb up and down the hills in the Chianti area, once you get there, the only dizziness you may feel […]

Banana Chocolate Redemption Muffins

Banana Chocolate Redemption Muffins

Today, February 20, is Louis Riel Day, which is a holiday in Manitoba. If you live in Ontario, Alberta or Saskatchewan, you have today off to celebrate Family Day. Today in Price Edward Island, you get to sleep in as it is Islander Day. Americans […]

Pumpkin (lightly) Spice Soup

Pumpkin (lightly) Spice Soup

The weather has gotten cooler and the leaves are almost off the trees. At mealtime, light summer salads are replaced by warming fall soups. While in the past, I would have said that Pumpkins are something that are carved for Hallowe’en or baked into a pie, you […]

Steel Cut Oats Overnight

Steel Cut Oats Overnight

Oatmeal. Who hasn’t heard of the health benefits of starting your day with oatmeal, especially if you are using steel cut oats? A recent health study found that a large bowl of oatmeal each day can protect against death from cancer. Steel cut oats could be considered a […]