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When I invite friends for dinner and they ask me what they can bring, I always ask for dessert.  I would rather make the main course.  Every so often though, I am intrigued by a simple dessert that fits the bill.  Chia pudding is one of these recipes. I keep chia seeds in the house […]

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No, it is not a spelling mistake in the title — the power of the powder — curry powder is an aromatic combination of many spices and there seems to be as many recipes as there are cooks.  A small amount will add a flavour punch to so many dishes.   My sister found a Jewish […]

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I love Indian food.  I love the aromas of the cooking spices wafting through my kitchen.  And I love them even better when the meal comes together as quickly as this one.  This recipe is a one-pot wonder.  Throw everything into the slow cooker and walk away.  But don’t forget to come back and eat […]

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Do you have recipes that everyone loves and ask you for them but you hesitate to give them away?  Well, this is one of them but I’m learning to let go and share. Recently I read an article in Buzzfeed Food: How to Make the Best Granola Ever and I wondered, is mine the best?  […]

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I really enjoy making homemade spice blends for a number of reasons: I can use whole spices, I can control the proportions of each spice added, I know that the blend is freshly made and is more aromatic than store-bought, and I have the option of dry roasting the spices. Garam Masala is an Indian […]

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Another variation on the Shepherd’s Pie theme.  I started this series with a old-fashioned Irish Cottage Pie, followed by one with Indian seasonings.  In my Internet travels, I have discovered this Mexican seasoned – Chicken Tamale Pie.   This recipe is fun because a cornmeal/polenta-type topping replaces the traditional potato. Although I followed most of the […]

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This recipe, adapted from thekitchn blog is a wonderful, high-protein quick lunch, combining lentils and an egg.  The ingredients for the lentil dish are red lentils and chana dal (a yellow split lentil, available at an Indian supermarket, however split yellow peas can be substituted), chicken or vegetable broth, garlic, shallots and garam masala. Garam […]

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