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What to serve for Mother’s Day lunch

The best Mother’s Day gift? Not having to cook or clean! Here are 7 recipes that are sure to impress mom

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Sweet Potato Pancakes with Rhubarb Maple Syrup

Fluffy and not too sweet, these pancakes are made with quinoa flour for a great gluten-free brunch option.

Get the recipe: Sweet Potato Pancakes with Rhubarb Maple Syrup

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Beet and Orange Salad

Jewel tones of purple, orange and green blend together to create this sensational and casually elegant salad.

Get the recipe: Beet and Orange Salad

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Sparkling Spring Cocktail

This remix of the classic Russian Spring Punch comes courtesy of Christopher Sealy, a sommelier at George Restaurant in Toronto.

Get the recipe: Sparkling Spring Cocktail

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Asparagus Mimosa Salad

With fresh and sunny springtime colours, this early-summer dish adds a retro-cool feel to the buffet table. If watercress is unavailable, replace with peppery baby arugula.

Get the recipe: Asparagus Mimosa Salad

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Herb-Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Blue Cheese Horseradish Sauce

Tender, succulent and ready in under an hour, this beef tenderloin makes a dazzling and decadent centrepiece.

Get the recipe: Herb-Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Blue Cheese Horseradish Sauce

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Spring Garden Vegetable Farro Salad

Nutty, chewy farro is a fabulous base for this colourfully enticing dish. With crisp radish and fennel and tossed with a honey and grainy mustard dressing, it’s perfect as a make-ahead salad, so feel free to assemble the day before and cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Get the recipe: Spring Garden Vegetable Farro Salad

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

This sweet treat is a favourite when served with tea or coffee.

Get the recipe: Lemon Poppy Seed Cake