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Main course Soups

Minestrone Soup

I made this with mild Italian sausage, but you could use ground beef or pork … or omit meat altogether! This makes a very large stock pot full, so do half of the recipe if making a regular pot In an extra large pot: Over medium high heat, in 4 Tbsp olive oil, break up […]

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Main course

Oyako Donburi

Serves 5 This is a very fast, tasty Japanese dish! Literally translated, it means “Parent Child Rice Bowl“ … The “parent” being chicken; and the “child” being egg 🙂 Prepare your ingredients first, as once you get cooking, it comes together very fast! Thinly sliced 1 large sweet onion (or up to 3 regular size […]

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Main course Soups

Borscht

Tim’s maternal grandparents were both from Czechoslovakia, so my mother-in-law handed down a wonderful Borscht recipe! I grew up on beets & cabbage, so wasn’t afraid of those in a soup! Borscht is a soup that tastes better as it sits, so make this ahead if you can. I have always made Mom’s simple recipe, […]

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Main course Soups

Roasted Tomato Soup

To be honest, the key to this soup was the amazing, farm fresh tomatoes! If made with “grocery store” tomatoes, it might need more flavor added at the end … I’ll update, when I try that! I just washed & quartered about 7 very large tomatoes and placed them in a big bowl. I added: […]

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Main course

One Pan Roasted Chicken & Veggies

I just used what I had on hand, so the veggies & seasoning could definitely vary (This was enough for 3 main size portions) In a 9×13”, or casserole pan, combine: 2 chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces 1/2 a large red pepper, cut in chunks 1 sweet onion, cut in large wedges 5 or […]

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Chicken Main course

Sweet Chili Chicken

This recipe is very similar to the Tangy Chicken recipe that my sister Ruth gave me 30+ years ago. Amounts can easily be increased if needed. 1kg boneless chicken thighs (if large, you can cut them in half) Combine: 1/2 c ketchup 1/3 c Chili sauce 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp oil 1 Tbsp […]

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Salads

Mango (Black Bean) Salad

The idea came from Chelsea; the “recipe” was just what I had on hand. As you’ll see, you can substitute – or omit – items, as needed! I didn’t measure, so these amounts are approximate: 1 large mango, diced 1 tomato, diced 1 medium avocado, diced A handful of sugar snap peas, sliced diagonally into […]

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Salads

Sweet & Sour Salad Dressing

I recently had a recipe that called for Sweet & Sour Dressing to be added. I have never seen this at the store, so Googled to find out what might come close. I decided to try making it … and liked it! (It has a mild, sweet flavour; similar to a Poppyseed Dressing) Sweet & […]

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Breakfast

Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

Preheat griddle/frying pan over medium/low heat. Combine: • 2 cups flour • scant 1/4 cup sugar • 4 teaspoons baking powder • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda • 1/4 teaspoon salt Separately combine, then add: • 1 cup buttermilk* • 3/4 cups milk • 2-3 teaspoons vanilla • 1 large egg Stir in: • 1/4 cup […]

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Main course

Japanese-Inspired Grain Salad

I’ve never cooked with Farro before (an Italian spelt grain, a bit like barley). I thought I’d try something new. But this salad could be made with barley; bulgur; quinoa … Try what you have on hand! Here’s what I did, to serve 4 -6: Pre-cook 225 grams of grain, cooked according to the packaging. […]