Category Archives: main dishes

Potatoes, carrots and eggs

Whenever I have an upset stomach, I make this dish. It’s easy to make, as all ingredients are boiled and then tossed together.

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Baked garlic potatoes

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Ever since my friend first introduced me to this recipe, I cannot get enough of these potatoes! It takes around 10-15 minutes to prepare them and they’re ready in 30-45 minutes.
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Quinoa soufflé

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Quinoa gratin with chicken – my lunch.

 

I am trying to warm up to quinoa (with little success, so far). I got this recipe from the President’s Choice mobile app and used a bit less cheese than recommended. The recipe is fairly simple, and since the link is above, I won’t summarize it here. Suffice it to say you need quinoa, leeks, bell peppers, eggs and some cheese.

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Baked chicken legs

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Chicken legs.

Lately, cooking lunch consisted of a choice between chicken legs and a whole chicken. I usually bake them in the oven – all I need to prepare is the marinade. This one uses mustard and thyme.

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Marinade for baked salmon

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Mustard, yogurt, dill and soy sauce.

Whenever I run out of food and I am at home, I take out a piece of salmon from the freezer (or buy one, usually from Superstore). All I have to do is prepare a good marinade, throw the salmon in the oven, and make sure I don’t over cook it. I like this marinade because it brings together three flavors: mustard, yogurt and dill.

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Baked mackerel

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Oven-ready mackerel

Frozen mackerel pack from Superstore – around $9 + Simple recipe = great lunch/ dinner! While traveling, I had the chance to eat this really great grilled mackerel. It was so simple, yet so delicious, that I was determined to replicate it at home. Alas, I can’t BBQ – but if you do have a BBQ, try it grilled.

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Roasted beets, potatoes and red pepper

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Oven-ready veggies.

Another easy to make side dish: peel, cut, throw into the oven and eat. It takes 10 minutes to prepare the veggies and around 45 minutes to bake in the oven. You can add pretty much whatever veggies are in season and you can play with the herbs. For extra flavor, add Feta cheese (here’s another version of this recipe).

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Quinoa salad – President’s Choice recipe

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Quinoa salad.

I am not a big fan of quinoa, but I give it a try every now and then. It’s relatively easy to make and I like the cumin scented veggies. President’s Choice quinoa boxes come with the full recipe – worth giving it a try when you feel like eating healthy (and you ran out of ideas). I am not going to reproduce the recipe here since it’s photographed below.

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Zucchini and Sweet Corn With Black Cod

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Black cod fillet with zucchini and sweet corn.

This dish is not only tasty and easy to prepare, but also very colorful! I was looking for a good recipe for black cod fillets when I stumbled across Use real butter’s blog post – scroll down for the full recipe.  Here’s what you need for the zucchini and sweet corn side dish.

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Chicken thigh skewers

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Chicken skewers with red onion, bell pepper and tomatoes.

First thing to know about this recipe: you can (almost) never go wrong with it. Second, it takes 10 minutes to prep everything and 45 minutes to cook. Third: it is really good!

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