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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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Easiest asparagus in the oven

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Baked asparagus

This is a quick and easy to prepare side dish, where you bake the asparagus in the oven (rather than steam it, as in this recipe).  The trick is to use garlic and to let the asparagus bake until it’s a bit crunchy (when it darkens and looks wrinkled, it’s ready!).

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Tonight’s dinner: nachos with home made salsa

20121105-174856.jpgIt’s been really difficult to update the blog lately. Way too much work, no time to sit down and write. Such is life… But tonight’s different and we’re having nachos with home made salsa and sour cream.

There’s not much to share, really. You need some really good tortilla chips – I like the organic (i.e, expensive…) ones from the organic aisle in Superstore. You’ll also need Mozzarella cheese – I buy the cheap, no name bar from Superstore. You’ll need sour cream, and the ingredients for the salsa: tomatoes, bell pepper, avocado, green onion, salt, pepper, fresh or dried cilantro, lemon.

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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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Banana Muffins

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Banana muffin.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 – 6 bananas, smashed
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp baking soda (add a bit of vinegar or lemon juice to activate)
  • pinch of salt
  • walnuts
  • cacao nibs
  • goji berries
  • rum

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix butter and bananas (use a mixer or a hand masher).
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, then add them to the banana mixture.
  3. Incorporate flour, salt and baking soda.
  4. Add walnuts, goji berries, cacao nibs and a bit of rum (around 2 Tbsp).
  5. Bake in the oven at 350F for 30 minutes or until golden.

Makes around 14 small muffins.

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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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