Juicy BBQ Meatloaf

Meatloaf is pure comfort food. Adding a southern bbq flavour will make it a smash hit with your friends and family. Here’s what makes this recipe rise above the rest: A 50/50 blend of beef and pork keeps the meatloaf light and juicy. Saltines retain the flavour and texture of the meat better than bread […]

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Damn Good BBQ Sauce

I’ve played around with making my own BBQ sauce for years. I found that simple is best. This sauce has great flavour, tang and stickiness without using a long list of ingredients. It’s also a great base for experimenting with your own spice combinations. You could use different vinegars, substitute honey for brown sugar, add […]

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Persian Beef and Green Bean Stew (Khoresht Lubia Sabz)

Persian stews are rich, fragrant, complex and subtle. What’s even better, they are very economical, with simple ingredients. All of the fancy flavour comes the layering of flavours as you add ingredients and from the blend of Persian spices, called advieh. Advieh is very simple to come up with. Most of the ingredients are pretty […]

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Make it! Advieh

Advieh is a spice blend that appears in a lot of Persian dishes. It can vary from region to region and from family to family. I’ve put together one that covers a lot of bases and it will add the subtle and complex flavour that you are looking for. Print Recipe Make it! Advieh Traditional […]

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Steamed Cinnamon Apple Pudding

Steamed puddings are a wonderful way to use seasonal fruit in a knock out dessert. They are very popular in Britain and are beginning to make inroads in other parts of the world. They are as satisfying as any cake and absolutely beautiful when upturned, steaming, and set onto a table full of guests. Apples […]

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Traditional Custard Sauce

A silken, pourable, sweet and creamy custard sauce is a thing of beauty. I am a bit of a purist and my recipe does not use corn starch to thicken. Thickening of the sauce is achieved from the slow cooking of egg yolks and sugar in cream coupled with some elbow grease, but the result […]

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Chai Tea Panna Cotta with Ginger Apricot Purée

I love making panna cotta. It’s my go-to dessert. It’s simple to put together, and leaves you free to make your other dishes without a lot of fuss and mess. Make sure to give yourself enough time to let it set thoroughly. I have found that two and a half hours is about right. I […]

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Make it! Za’atar

Make a jar of za’atar and you will find yourself sprinkling it all over the place. It gives a nutty, herbal crunch to pita bread, hummus, baba ganoush, pan roasted chicken, salads…I’ve even sprinkled it on peanut butter and toast! I’ve given the proportions that I like, but you can tweak the flavour to your […]

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Curry in a Hurry – A Fast and Easy Beef Madras

This recipe goes against everything that you’ve ever heard about cooking chuck roast beef, or even a curry, but it works and it’s a wonderful time saver. There is always the option to do the traditional, slow simmered beef curry, if you have the time. You will be amazed that the quick cook method comes […]

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Chicken Paprikash with Nokedli

Not all paprika is created equal. To get the real flavour of a Hungarian Paprikás Csirke, make sure you get a good quality Hungarian-style Sweet Paprika.  Another note, if you don’t have a nokedli maker to make the tiny dumplings, some cooks recommend forcing the dough through a cheese grater. I have to admit that […]

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