Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto

If you’ve never had Risotto, it’s an Italian dish made with a specific type of rice – Arborio. Risotto is like an artist’s palette. A basic mixture of rice and broth is the starting point, then you can add any ingredients you like. Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto includes protein and vegetables so it’s a complete meal in one pan.

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Coq au Vin

As kids we loved when our mom made Coq au Vin. Because we got to say cock out loud. For the same reason, we were also mesmerized by the musical stylings of Engelbert Humperdinck. But seriously, this classic French dish that translates simply to Chicken in Wine is a delicious slowly braised stew. Surprisingly, the wine used in this recipe is red.

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Taco Salad

Celebrate Taco Tuesday with a healthy twist by skipping the standard tacos and making Taco Salad instead. This salad has all the components of a taco but has loads more vegetables without compromising on flavour. It’s quick and easy to make and much better than takeout because you can customize the veggies to your liking and what’s in season.

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Corned Beef and Cabbage

Well it’s St. Patrick’s Day so of course I had to make Corned Beef and Cabbage. It’s really Corned Beef with Cabbage, Turnips, Potatoes and Carrots so it’s a complete meal. If you buy a corned beef brisket sealed in a bag of brine, half the work is already done for you. So all that’s left is boiling and chopping. It’s that easy!

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Beef Vegetable Stir Fry

I set out to make beef with broccoli, just like the dish served in Asian restaurants. Then I got to thinking, I really want this to have lots of veggies, not just broccoli. And I want this Beef Vegetable Stir Fry to have that authentic taste, that sauce that’s not too sweet. And of course lots of colour. I think I nailed it!

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