Thai beef salad

Salads have never been something I’ve gravitated towards, but when done well, they can be quite delightful. Refreshing and often complex and dare I say healthy! My mother’s Thai beef salad (“salat nua son”) has always been a favourite of mine–savoury and a little sweet, with a mayonnaise-based dressing (always a plus for me), so…

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Chicken fingers with brown sugar and rum

Some nights it’s about keeping things easy and looking through the cupboards to use what you’ve already got. I found myself with chicken that needed to be used up and thought I’d try a recipe from the hilarious parody cookbook Fifty Shades of Chicken someone had given me, riffing off of Fifty Shades of Grey…

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Butter Chicken

It may be prosaic, but my go-to dish when ordering Indian food has always been butter chicken. So I’m always on the hunt for a recipe that best approximates what I can get from a restaurant (easier said than done). I’ve tried other versions, some of which are even on Gastrofare, but it’s never been…

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Moussaka

This is one of my absolute favourite Greek dishes–my go-to order any time I’m at a Greek restaurant. I’ve only ever tried to make moussaka once before, and while a serviceable freshman attempt, I was struck by the desire to try for an even better sophomore effort. Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit6 garlic cloves, finely…

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Balsamic mushroom chicken marsala

One of my goals (I daren’t say resolutions) for this year is to stop ordering so much take-out and get back to what I really enjoy: cooking. I’ve never actually made chicken marsala before, so this seemed the perfect recipe to kick-off my new year plans! Recipe from Half Baked Harvest 2 boneless chicken breasts,…

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Herb and goat cheese stuffed chicken

Long days and tumultuous times require a bit of comfort food. So multi-cheese breasts slathered in mayo and breadcrumbs seemed just the ticket. Recipe adapted from Bite Me 1 cup cream cheese, softened½ cup goat cheese, softened3 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped1 tsp minced fresh thyme1 tsp fresh lemon juice¼ tsp salt¼ tsp ground black…

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Prosciutto-wrapped stuffed chicken breasts

Happy New Year! A combination of busyness and laziness has led to an increase in my eating-out/ordering-in over the last year–far too many Wendy’s burgers, Tim Horton’s breakfast sandwiches and rolls of sushi have been consumed. Thus, one of my goals for 2019 is to curb that tendency, and so I’ve kicked off the year with what…

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Shepherd’s pie

I was in the mood for some comfort food and realized I’d never made this classic. Meat in one hand, mashed potatoes in the other. Put your hands together! My two favourite food groups in one dish.

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Slow-cooker butter chicken II

Slow-cookers are apparently a godsend when it comes to easy, leftover-making meals, so I thought it high time to try my hand at it. I’ve always been a fan of butter chicken, a classic staple in any Indian restaurant, and this recipe seemed like a straightforward one to start with.

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