Archive of ‘Main Dishes’ category

Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Gruyere Croutons

I’m easing into Fall, can you tell? The secret to this soup is simple: roasting the cauliflower before adding it to the other ingredients in the soup adds oodles of flavour and an almost nutty taste to the cauliflower. If you want to make this on a weeknight and don’t have much time, you can […] Read more…

 

Snow Crab with Herbed Mayo and Crusty Bread

Oftentimes, simple meals really are the best. When things get a little hectic — as they tend to in the new school year (whether or not your have kids going back to school!), I turn to good old fashioned simple meals with big flavours and little effort. Whole Foods carries already prepared and cooked snow […] Read more…

 

Herbed Chicken with Summer Salad and Buttered Corn

Sometimes, I struggle with the desire for a Sunday-worthy meal on a busy weeknight. A classic roast chicken, for example, is something I crave time and time again. To be honest, what I really crave are the ‘rotisseries’ I grew up eating in Paris. Chickens are roasted whole on large metal rods, and gently turn […] Read more…

 

Halloumi, Asparagus and Watermelon Salad

Putting together healthy, fast and satisfying weeknight meals may very well be the Achilles heels of most cooks. I spend the better part of my professional days developing recipes and coming up with easy dinner solutions for Canadian Living readers, but I do often come home with the eternal, almost cliche, “what’s for dinner?” question. […] Read more…

 

Snow Crab Rolls

Ask me any day of the week what I’d like to have for dinner and I’ll probably ask for seafood. Whether it’s steamed lobster drizzled with olive oil, lemon and salt, seared scallops on top of a velvety potato puree or clams tossed with al dente spaghetti and white wine, properly cooked seafood always makes […] Read more…

 

Whole Branzino with Roasted Tomatoes

If I could dispel any food myth, it would be that cooking fish is more finicky than cooking chicken breast or steak. I think fish tends to get a bad rep as being ‘bland’ or difficult to properly cook, and much of that most certainly has to do with the often poor selection of fish […] Read more…

 

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