Category Archives: dinner project

Smoothies

This is for the guy on Twitter who asked me for smoothie recipes: I don’t have one. But I love them! That $6 smoothie from the mall is good, but let’s face it. SIX DOLLARS. SMOOTHIE. Criminal! They’re so simple, too. … Continue reading

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Dinner Project: Glico Curry

When it’s cold and gloomy and I feel terrible about myself, I need to eat Japanese food. Most people think of the very expensive stuff when they think of Japanese food, but there is a world of typical Japanese things … Continue reading

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Dinner Project: rack of lamb

It’s an expensive cut of meat, but compared to ordering it at a restaurant, it’s a bargain. Less than a diner steak sandwich, in fact. I bought a nice rack as a treat from Serben Free Range at the Alberta … Continue reading

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The blender is your friend: pureed soups

When we moved into our house last summer, one common question was: “What can we get you for a housewarming?” The answer? Easy. A blender/food processor. It is the gateway to many pureed delights, including whipped potatoes and soups. Soup! … Continue reading

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Chicken pot pie

Like I said before, I always found pastry to be daunting. But that was before I learned how to make a crust in the food processor! It makes it fast and foolproof. Lately I’ve had a craving for chicken pot … Continue reading

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Fried rice

So, some days it’s impossible to really get motivated to do anything strenuous. This was one of those days. But still, one needs to eat! Thankfully, I had some leftover rice pilaf in the fridge, so I decided to fry … Continue reading

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Barley risotto

Holy crap, is barley ever amazing! I like to put it in soups, but Liz Lepper, who I ran into yesterday, makes a risotto with it. AMAZING. It is as simple as rice risotto. Easier, maybe. Certainly, it’s tasty. It also … Continue reading

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Tater Tots casserole

This one is courtesy of the delightful Helen Scarlett, who posted just the name of this dish as her Facebook status. Without even knowing what it is, I needed to have it IMMEDIATELY. It is as trashy and delicious as … Continue reading

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Taste Alberta; foodie-ism

I’m now writing for a new series in the Edmonton Journal called Taste Alberta. It’s kind of a dream gig: I get to talk to farmers and food producers, usually eat something, and write about it. I’ve been interested in … Continue reading

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Tuna casserole

Half a bag of egg noodles, cooked. Half an onion, chopped. Maybe some celery and mushrooms, or some frozen peas. A can of cream-of-anything soup, 3/4 cup of milk or water. A can of tuna. A squeeze of mustard, if … Continue reading

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