Roasted Artichoke Hearts

Our friend Rob used to make an artichoke dish when we came to visit. He called it Carciofi. Pronounced Car-Cho-Fee. A little research confirmed that what he was making wasn’t actually Carciofi but it was really good anyway.  Maybe I should call this Robciofi. If you don’t normally eat artichokes, these Roasted Artichoke Hearts will win you over. They’re really easy to prepare and they’re delicious!

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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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Mushroom Toast with Poached Egg and Arugula

Not only is this recipe great for brunch, it’s also a delicious option for Meatless Mondays. Good quality mushrooms are mandatory for Mushroom Toast with Poached Egg and Arugula since they’re one of the stars of the show. The other star, a perfectly poached egg, when cut open oozes golden yolk to take this dish over the top.

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Easy Focaccia Bread

This should be called Super Easy Focaccia but I think I over-use the word super. Since Focaccia dough is similar to pizza dough, the obvious way to make this an easy recipe is to use frozen store bought pizza dough. So this is for my friends who say they love homemade bread but wouldn’t make it.

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