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Spiced Couscous Tomatoes

Ingredients:• 8 large tomatoes• 2 tbsp (25 ml) extra virgin olive oil• 1/2 cup (125 ml) (125 ml) flaked almonds. • 1 small eggplant, diced• 1 tsp (5 ml) ground coriander• 1/2 tsp (2 ml) ground cumin• 1/8 tsp (0.5 ml) ground cinnamon• 1 cup (250 ml) boiling vegetable stock• 3/4 cup (175 ml) couscous...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 5:38 AM

Warm Sesame Chicken Salad

Ingredients:• 1 lb (500 g) chicken breasts• 1 cup (250 ml) fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs• 1 3/4 cups (425 ml) cornflakes, lightly crushed• 4 tsp (20 ml) sesame seeds, plus extra to garnish• 1 tsp (5 ml) chili powder, or to taste• 2 eggsSalad:• 1/4 white cabbage• 1/2 chicory• 2 heads endiveHerb...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 6:30 AM

Pepper Steak with Leek Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients:• 2 tbsp (25 ml) mixed or black peppercorns, coarsely crushed• 4 beef tenderloin steaks, 3/4-in. (2 cm) thick, trimmed• 1 tsp (5 ml) extra virgin olive oil• chopped parsley or snipped fresh chives to garnish• Leek and mustard mashed potatoes:• 2 lbs (900 g) potatoes, peeled and cut into...

Monday, May 25, 2009, 6:30 AM

Fish Steaks Teriyaki

Ingredients:• 4 fresh or frozen and thawed halibut steaks• 1/4 cup (50 ml) water• 1/4 cup (50 ml low-sodium soy sauce• 1/4 cup (50 ml) dry sherry or low-sodium chicken broth• 1 tbsp (15 ml) sugar• 2 tsp (10 ml) dry mustard• 1 tsp (5 ml) ground ginger• 3 cloves garlic, mincedMethod:1. Rinse fish and...

Thursday, May 21, 2009, 6:30 AM

Grandma Margaret’s Barley Soup

Ingredients:• 3 1/2 cups (875 ml) low-sodium vegetable or beef broth• 12 oz (375 g) fresh green or wax beans, trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces• 1 large potato, peeled and cubed• 1 large yellow onion, chopped• 2 large carrots, sliced• 3 bay leaves• 1/4 tsp (1 ml) each salt and black pepper• 2...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 6:30 AM

Chicken Chow Mein

Ingredients:• 4 skinned and boned chicken breast halves cut into bite-size strips• Nonstick cooking spray• 2 tbsp (25 ml) vegetable oil• 2 stalks celery, cut into 1-in. (2.5-cm) pieces• 2 medium yellow onions, halved and sliced• 2 cloves garlic, minced• 1 1/4 cups (300 ml) low-sodium chicken broth...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 6:30 AM

Scallops with Herb Dressing

Ingredients:• 1 lb (450 g) fresh scallops• 12 oz (335 g) dried tagliatelle• 3 tbsp (45 ml) olive oilDressing:• Bunch of parsley• Bunch of mint• Bunch of chives• 1 lemon• 2 tbsp (25 ml) wine vinegar• 5 tbsp (75 ml) olive oil• 1 tbsp (15 ml) capers• 6 large pitted black olives• Salt and black...

Friday, May 15, 2009, 6:30 AM

Italian Spirals with Burst Tomatoes

Ingredients:• 1 lb (450 g) thin Italian sausage (salsiccia)• 2 tbsp (25 ml) olive oil• 2 cloves garlic• 1 tsp (5 ml) dried oregano• 1/2 tsp (2 ml) dried chili akes• 1 1/2 lb (680 g) cherry tomatoes• Salt and black pepperGarnish:• Fresh basil leavesMethod:1. Preheat broiler to high. Cut sausage into...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 6:30 AM

Nutty Spinach and Mushroom Frittata

Ingredients:• 1 pack (250 g) young spinach leaves• Small bunch of fresh parsley• 2 tbsp (25 ml) olive oil• 1 small onion• 3/4 lb (335 g) small button mushrooms• 3/4 cup (175 ml) roasted cashew nuts• 5 medium eggs• Salt and black pepper• 3 oz (85 g) Parmesan cheeseMethod:1. Preheat broiler to high....

Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 6:30 AM

Curried Chicken

Ingredients:• 1 1/3 cups (325 ml) chicken or vegetable stock• 1 medium onion• 2 cloves garlic• 3 tbsp (45 ml) canola oil• 3 tbsp (45 ml) all-purpose our• 2 tbsp (25 ml) mild curry powder• 1 1/2 lb (680 g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts• Small handful of cilantro• 2 tbsp (25 ml) seedless raisins...

Monday, May 11, 2009, 6:30 AM

Stuffed Rissoles

Ingredients:• 1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef• 3.8-oz (110-g) bottle or package hamburger seasoning mix• 1 tbsp (15 ml) Worcestershire sauce• 1 tbsp (15 ml) tomato sauce• salt and freshly ground black pepper• 1/2 cup (125 ml) grated cheddar • 1 tbsp (15 ml) canola oilTo serve:Tomato sauceMethod:1....

Friday, May 8, 2009, 6:30 AM

Bulgur Salad

Ingredients:• 3/4 cup (175 ml) bulgur• 2 large tomatoes• 1/2 cucumber, peeled and coarsely grated• 1 carrot, peeled and grated• 2 tbsp (25 ml) finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley• 10 fresh mint leaves, chopped• 1 tbsp (15 ml) lemon juice• sprig of fresh mint to garnish Dressing:• 1/3 cup olive...

Thursday, May 7, 2009, 6:30 AM

Chicken and Mushroom Pie

Ingredients:• 1 tbsp (25 ml) butter• 3 1/4 cups (800 ml) button mushrooms, halved• 1 1/4 cups (300 ml) cream cheese• 2/3 cup (150 ml) 1% milk• 1/2 tsp (2 ml) hot English or Dijon mustard • 3 1/3 cups (825 ml) diced cooked chicken• 2 tbsp (25 ml) snipped fresh chives• salt and freshly ground black...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 6:30 AM

Pesto Fish Cakes

Ingredients:• 1 lb (500 g) potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes• 3/4 lb (375 g) skinless firm white fish fillets• 6 3/4 tbsp (100 ml) 1 per cent milk• salt and freshly ground black pepper• 3 scallions, finely chopped• finely grated zest of 1 lemon• 2 tbsp (25 ml) pre-made pesto• 1/4 cup (50 ml)...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 6:30 AM

Thai Beef with Papaya and Rice

Ingredients:• 2 thick-cut lean sirloin steaks• 1 1/4 cups (300 ml) jasmine rice• 5 cups (1.25 l) chicken stock• 4 kaffir lime leaves, crushed• 2 tsp (10 ml) canola oil• 2 firm, ripe papayas, peeled, seeded and sliced• 1/2 small cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced crosswise• 20 mint...

Monday, May 4, 2009, 5:33 AM

Fava Bean, Shrimp and Feta Salad

Ingredients:• 1 can (19 oz / 540 ml) fava beans• 2–3 sprigs of fresh mint• 1/2 lb (250 g) feta cheese• 1/2 lb (250 g) peeled, cooked shrimpFor dressing:• 1 large lemon• 6 tbsp (90 ml) extra virgin olive oil• 1 clove garlic• Salt and black pepperMethod:1. Put kettle of water on to boil. Put beans...

Friday, May 1, 2009, 6:30 AM

Spanish Rice with Chorizo and Sage

Ingredients:• 1 1/4 cups (300 ml) chicken stock• 2 tbsp (25 ml) olive oil• 1 medium red onion• 1 clove garlic• 1 medium red pepper • 1 cup (250 ml) long-grain rice• 1 tsp (5 ml) turmeric• 1 can (19 oz / 540 ml) chopped tomatoes• Salt and black pepper• 6 oz (170 g) chorizo sausage or spicy salami•...

Thursday, April 30, 2009, 6:30 AM

Emerald Risotto

Ingredients:• 5 cups (1.25 L) vegetable stock, or 4 tbsp (60 ml) vegetable bouillon powder • 5 tbsp (75 ml) white wine• 1 pack baby spinach• 4 tbsp (60 ml) virgin olive oil• 1 small onion• 2 cloves garlic• 1 3/4 cups (425 ml) risotto rice• Salt and black pepper• Whole nutmeg for gratingMethod:1....

Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 6:30 AM

Arabian-Style Beef with Flat Bread

Ingredients:• 1 cup (250 ml) pine nuts• 1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil• 1 large onion• 1 lb (450 g) lean ground beef or lamb• 1 tbsp (15 ml) ground cumin • 1 tsp (5 ml) ground allspice• 1 can (10 oz / 284 ml) chopped tomatoes• Bunch of coriander• 1 cucumber• 1/2 crisp lettuceTo serve:3/4 cup (175 ml)...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 6:30 AM

Grilled Rosemary Chicken

Ingredients:• 8 sprigs of rosemary, each about 2 in. (5 cm) long• 8 large chicken thighs• 1 lb (450 g) new potatoes• Salt and black pepper• 5 tbsp (75 ml) olive oil• 2 large cloves garlic• 6 tbsp (90 ml) good-quality mayonnaiseMethod:1. Preheat broiler to high and boil water in kettle. Rinse and...

Monday, April 27, 2009, 6:30 AM