Chicken Pot Pie

I just saw a new product in the grocery store. It’s a frozen Chicken Pot Pie from a certain chain restaurant that sounds like a ski cabin in the alps. I asked one of the staff about it and she said it’s really good. But then I thought a homemade version would be better and probably have a million less grams of sodium. The next day, coincidentally, my neighbour Rob brought over a Pheasant Pot Pie he’d just taken out of the oven. It was incredible. So I’m totally copying his recipe.

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Chicken and White Bean Enchiladas

These creamy Chicken and White Bean Enchiladas can be made with a deli chicken or leftover turkey. The white beans add some protein and fibre so they move up a notch on the nutritional scale. Every little bit helps! This is Mexican comfort food at its best.

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Roasted Peameal Bacon

Peameal Bacon is a cured pork loin rolled in peameal. In the United States they call it Canadian Bacon. If you’re Canadian, of course you know what it is. But, some Canadians may not have thought about roasting one in the oven. I hadn’t, until my college roommate Christine brought one from home and cooked it for dinner. Since she grew up on a dairy farm, I knew Roasted Peameal Bacon had to be good. Farmers know food and I had lots of great meals at her place. That was a FEW years ago now but I’ve never forgotten how good it was!

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Moussaka

If you’ve never had Moussaka it’s sort of like a Greek version of lasagna. I’ve always wanted to make it but I wasn’t sure about the combination of spices in the meat. Cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves sound like pumpkin pie to me. But, curiosity got the best of me so I consulted numerous versions on the internet and came up with this recipe that passed not one but TWO taste test dinners!

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Salad Nicoise

I just returned from a trip to St. Jacobs. I hadn’t been to the Farmers’ Market in years. It was a beautiful fall day and there were hundreds of vendors, inside and out. I love the sounds, sights and smells of markets and this time of year is probably the best time to visit one. The fall harvest is in full swing but I didn’t go to buy vegetables. I live in Norfolk County, Ontario’s Garden so I can get fresh local vegetables everywhere. What I was looking for was a nice fresh tuna steak. And I was not disappointed. I couldn’t wait to get home to make Salad Niçoise.

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