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Vegetable Tajine with Couscous

If you like vegetable stew, you'll love tajine.


Lentil and Watercress Salad with Grilled Pork

The flavours of this recipe work well with almost any protein addition; I love making it with either pork or...


Simple Salad Recipe: Herbed Chicken and Tomatoes

Pro Tip: This dish is great when first made, but even better the second day after the flavours have married.


Salmon with Spiced Citrus Kefir Sauce

Classic broiled salmon is livened up with citrus, spices, honey and kefir


Grilled Tuna with Zucchini Pasta and Artichoke Sauce

Make good use of excess summer zucchini by creating "pasta", tossing with a flavourful artichoke and tomato sauce and serving...


Grilled Asparagus Vinaigrette

I've paired this salad with smoked trout, but any fish will work. Brush any leftover vinaigrette on baguette slices and...


Julienne Salad with Chipotle Shrimp

This dish is full of diversity: The sweetness of the mango, tartness of the lime and smoky spiciness of the...


Plum, Beet and Arugula Salad

Combined with the savoury flavours of arugula, beets and crumbly blue cheese, fresh plums offer a juicy sweetness to each...

Spanish Platter

Garlicky shrimp, fruity roasted peppers and fat green olives turn your dinner table into a tapas bar.


Niçoise Platter

When in doubt, opt for a niçoise salad, or a version thereof, for lunch or dinner. It appeals to almost...


Middle East Platter

Make your own pita crisps to scoop up still-warm, creamy baba ghanouj (eggplant dip). Sumac is a wonderfully sour Middle...


Greek Island Platter

Greek food is utterly delicious, but whenever I eat it at a restaurant I end up finishing everything on the...


Spinach Salad with Blueberries, Feta Cheese, Slivered Almonds and Berry Mint Dressing

This spinach salad is fresh, delicious and absolutely loaded with good nutrition.


Whole-Wheat Rotini with Asparagus and Portobello Mushrooms

Boost your vegetable and fibre intake with this healthy and delicious asparagus and mushroom pasta dish.


Philly Cheese-Steak Baguette

Onions, mushrooms and tomatoes are offered beside lean cuts of tenderloin beef and atop crispy baguette smothered in sharp cheddar...


This Mushroom Pasta with Fresh Herbs Boasts Major Flavour

The simplicity is enough to make this recipe a weekly regular.

Grilled Romaine with Aioli and Crispy Pancetta

This is an excellent dish either as a lead-in or as a great main course for four topped with grilled...


Almond Salsa Verde

Serve this fresh-tasting almond salsa with the Salmon Skewers or use it to top your favourite grilled fish or meat


Salmon Skewers with Almond Salsa Verde

Serve these tasty and healthy salmon skewers as an appetizer at your next get-together


Lavash Pizza with a Salad of Greens, Gorgonzola and Toasted Almonds

This cheesy flatbread pizza is covered with fresh salad greens and almonds and makes a delicious appetizer.


Superfood Salad with Blueberries

Beat the blues with this antioxidant-rich salad, which contrasts salty feta cheese with sweet and sour fruits like wild blueberries,...

Potato and Root Vegetable Gratin with Duck Prosciutto

Try substituting cured ham prosciutto for duck with this potato and root vegetable gratin.


Caribbean Sweet-Potato Soup

The secret to making this soup really smooth is to let the blender do a good job. Sometimes I blend...


Tuscan White Bean Soup

This soup is hard to stop eating after the first bowl'the earthy flavours inevitably leave me wanting more. Pair it...


Beet and Tarragon Fusilli

Yes, this dinner is pink! And I'm sure you'll agree that the flavours of beets, horseradish and tarragon are a...


Roasted Baby Potatoes with Shallots and Mustard

When you are using baby potatoes, buy the cleanest ones you can find'Yukon Gold, red, fingerlings'to save on scrubbing time!


Sautéed King Mushrooms

King mushrooms are meaty and delicious. They are less watery than other mushrooms, so they don't shrink as much and...