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Middle Eastern Recipes Side Dish

Lemon Rice -Middle Eastern Style

With its light lemony and buttery flavours this rice has always been a favourite in our house and makes the perfect side dish in middle eastern cuisine. This recipe has been passed down through generations and introduced to me through the descendants of Syrian immigrants.  You’ve likely come across variations of this rice at middle…

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Chinese Recipes Soup

Egg Drop Soup with Mushrooms

This light and savoury soup, popular in many Chinese restaurants, is simple to make at home with chicken broth, whisked eggs, mushrooms, and a little seasoning.

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Japanese Main Course Recipes

Wagyu Beef Steak

Why is Japanese A5 Wagyu beef considered the best beef in the world? Its highly marbled texture and high fat levels make it extremely juicy, tender and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. If you’ve been fortunate enough to obtain a professionally hand cut piece of wagyu beef, you’ll want to take great care in how you prepare it. …

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Main Course Recipes Seafood Thai

Thai Grilled Shrimp

This spicy grilled shrimp dish captures the mouth-watering flavours of Thai cuisine. After marinating in Thai basil, lime, chili, garlic and peanut oil, jumbo shrimp are skewered and grilled to perfection.

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French Recipes Side Dish Vegetarian

Ratatouille

The late summer harvest is the best time to make Ratatouille. This classic French stew is best when made with fresh tomatoes, zucchinis, eggplant, bell peppers and onions. It’ pretty versatile too. Serve as a vegetarian main dish, side dish, warm or cold with bread or toast at breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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10 Best Fresh Tomato Recipes

Vine-ripened, and packed with real tomato goodness, you just can’t beat home-grown tomatoes. For sandwiches and salads, I choose from the meatier varieties like Campbell or Celebrity and for salsa or bruschetta, it’s the Roma or plum tomatoes that work the best. If you’re looking for some inspiration from and a little variety, why not…

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Appetizers Recipes Soup Spanish Vegetarian

Gazpacho with Garden Ripe Tomatoes

Your garden’s summer tomatoes at their juiciest, blended with cucumber, seasonal fruit, onion, garlic and Spanish seasonings.

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Canadian Dessert Recipes

Niagara Peach Crisp

Fresh peaches baked with a splash of rum topped with a buttery oatmeal crumble and roasted pecans gives this seasonal dessert its intense flavour

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Italian Main Course Recipes

Penne with Sausage & Mushrooms

A simple one-pot sausage and pasta dish with garlic, mushroom and Parmesan cheese. This is one of those recipes that can be very delicious if you use quality ingredients.  Get some nice spicy Italian sausage from your favourite butcher shop and a wedge of authentic Parmesan or Asiago cheese that you will grate yourself to…

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American Recipes Salad Seafood

California Crab Salad

A light and elegant summer salad of crab in a creamy dressing with avocado and tomato served on Boston lettuce. Nothing evokes the California dining experience like an epicurean health conscious lunch.  This salad includes some typical west coast ingredients and flavours.   Notes & Options Try using homemade green tomato relish instead of the store-bought green…