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Lemon Chicken Piccata

Lemon Chicken Piccata

Lemons from Europe are the freshest and highest quality in the world! @thelemonage_can 🍋 They are an important part of a healthy diet and an excellent vitamin C source, helping to promote the functioning of the immune and nervous systems. It’s no secret that lemons are incredibly versatile, and I can’t wait to share my Lemony Chicken…
Braised Beef Short Ribs with Crispy Pancetta and Mushrooms in a Red Wine Sauce

Braised Beef Short Ribs with Crispy Pancetta, Mushrooms in a Red Wine Sauce

I am so excited to share with you my delicious Braised Beef Short Rib with Red Wine Sauce, crispy pancetta, and mushrooms made with local @ontbeef! Ontario is home to so many amazing local products and produce. I love supporting my local farms, and businesses in the community. We also are home to some of…
Turkey & Wild Rice Jambalaya

Turkey & Wild Rice Jambalaya

One pan meals sure to satisfy any crowd. Meet my Wild Rice & Turkey Jambalaya! This recipe is so incredibly easy to make! It is super flavourful and very filling because let’s be honest no one wants to cook more than they have to around the holidays. I’ve made this a healthier version by using…
Roasted Red Pepper Rigatoni Pasta

Roasted Red Pepper Rigatoni Pasta

My secret ingredient for my savory, velvety smooth Roasted Red Pepper Rigatoni is hummus! I use @mezete_global! 🍝 the delicious gourmet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus! What I love most about @mezete_global Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is it makes for such a creamy dish! #thehummiest. It is made with all-natural tahini and chickpeas, with no additives or preservatives. Now that…
Miso Glazed Tofu Bowls

Miso Glazed Tofu Bowls

This is such an awesome, quick and inexpensive dinner to make. This marinade is absolutely perfect for tofu. I love using the miso paste and tamari together for that perfect umami flavour. When I don’t feel like really cooking, I often turn to this simple recipe and am completely satisfied. I love added this tofu…
Tuscan Beef Stew

Tuscan Beef Stew

My Tuscan Beef Stew recipe is so rich, rustic and the ultimate comfort food! Beef, onion, carrots, potatoes and red wine come together in cozy harmony. If you are feeding a crowd, good news: It doubles (or triples) beautifully. Searing the beef pieces before you add the stock makes such a difference in the flavour…

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

The most comforting Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie you’ve ever had! This savoury warm and hearty comfort food is exactly what I crave after a long day at work. The best news is that it is actually really easy to make. This truly is a dish that you will make over and over again for your…
Juicy Turkey Meatballs

Healthy Baked Turkey Meatballs

I have finally cracked the code on how to make the most tender juicy meatballs made with just Turkey. Typically to make meatballs moist they are made with a combination of both beef and pork. These turkey meatballs are a game changer. By grating the onion and using all the juices creates a great depth…
Parmesan Orzo with Chicken and Asparagus

Parmesan Orzo with Chicken and Asparagus

This creamy cheesy Parmesan orzo recipe is absolutely delightful! It’s packed with asparagus and chicken and tastes incredible. What’s not to like about that? You only need one pan to make this dish and it can be ready in only 30 minutes! So if you want to make something that your whole family will love,…
Spicy Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

Rock the Boat with my Spicy Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats! I love zucchini’s. They are such a versatile ingredient and a great alternative to pasta or other carbs.This recipe is a great #superbowleats meal and can be made in no time at all. They are creamy, filled with bold hot spices and perfect for the big game…
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