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Caramelized Leek, Onion, and Shallot Soup

How to: Caramelized Leek, Onion, and Shallot Soup

When the weather gets cold, there is nothing like a rich soup to warm you up. My friend Meredith once commented sautéing onions is the best cooking smell there is. This soup takes that to a whole new level, and the leeks are the star. The leeks are roasted to add smokiness and the onions and shallots are sautéed with butter. Then some vermouth and heavy cream gets introduced and everything comes together.

Leek and Celery Root Soup

How to: Leek and Celery Root Soup

How to: Leek and Celery Root Soup Print Recipe Leek and potato soup is delicious, but can be a little heavy. This is a fresh light take on leek and potato soup using celery root (also known as celeriac). Celery root is similar to a potato, but lighter and more fragrant. This puréed soup is…

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Leek and potato bake

How to: Leek and Potato Bake

Leek and potato. A match made in heaven. This dish is sort of like a deconstructed gratin with the flavour of leek and potato soup, and all with a lot less work! This is great for lunch, or as a side dish.

Savoury Leek Tart

How To: Savoury Leek Tart

Leeks are the love child of onions and butter. Tender and fragrant, they are the perfect filling for a savoury tart. For lunch, as an appetizer, or mini tarts as an hors d’oeuvre, a leek is delicious. Easy and quick to make (the pastry needs no resting time!) you can have this tasty vegetarian dish on the table in the oven in 30 min.

Pickles Eh Dilly Carrot Cold Salad Rolls

How-To: Pickles Eh! Dilly Carrot and Salmon Cold Salad Rolls with Lemon Lime Dijon Dipping Sauce

Cold Salad rolls make a great lunch or healthy snack.  The addition of Pickles Eh! Dilly Carrots add a sophisticated twist.  How-To: Dilly Carrot and Salmon Cold Salad Rolls with Lemon Lime Dijon Dipping Sauce Print Recipe We’re always looking for ways to make lunch easy to prepare and still delicious. My tactic is always…

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Pickles Eh! Tuna Relish Burgers

How-To: Pickles Eh! Tuna Relish Burgers

Pickles Eh! Ripe Cucumber Relish turns a simple can of tuna into a delicious and quick burger.   How-To: Pickles Eh! Tuna Relish Burgers Print Recipe Not everyone likes a beef burger. These days there are so many wonderful variations on the burger – salmon, turkey, veggie, black bean… One of my favourites is tuna….

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Chickpea and spinach curry

How To – Chickpea and Spinach Curry

This recipe is based on Ross Dobson’s recipe from the book Wholesome Kitchen. This is a great book with lots of great recipes and ideas for adding more beans, pulses, and grains to your diet. When I make this recipe I usually double it so I have lots leftovers.

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How to – Oven Roasted Squash Recipe

I was standing in front of a display of pumpkins and squashes the other day when I heard a woman comment that she didn’t know why they were in the produce section as they were all for display. Display?!  What?! She even questioned if they were real or plastic.  I couldn’t help myself.  I had…

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