Category Archives: Main Dishes & Casserole Recipes

A variety of recipes for dinner to suit all taste buds.

Making and Freezing Stuffed Green Peppers

We grow a lot of green peppers in our garden every summer season. They are inexpensive and you only need a few plants. When I make stuffed peppers, I like to make them in big batches as they freeze well for future meals. Here is my favorite recipe that I make for my family. Read more

Honey Fennel and Grapefruit Glazed Chicken

As we get deeper into winter, it becomes more difficult to fill our shopping carts and dinner plates with fresh, in-season produce. During these months however, Florida Grapefruit reaches peak season, making it ripe for grocery aisle picking. (more…)

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Layered Nachos Grandes

Homemade nachos are the perfect comfort food for a festive appetizer or a summer get-together. Fresh salsa, protein-rich beans and colorful avocado form decadent layers in this baked version of nachos grandes. Forming perfect tiers allows the cheese to melt evenly and each flavor to stand out in the dish. Read more

Middle Eastern Rice with Spiced Chicken and Chickpeas

With the sunshine out, and outdoor activities in full swing, we are all looking for quick and easy meals that limit our time in the kitchen. The good news is that you can put flavourful meals on the table in 15 minutes, thanks to spices that most of us already have in the pantry...

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Winter Veggie Pita Pizza

Healthy pizza really does exist. The key is using whole grains, going easy on the cheese, and loading up on cancer-fighting veggies. Whole-wheat pitas keep prep time short and portion size realistic. You can use any in-season vegetables, but this version features spiced butternut squash and roasted Brussels sprouts. Top with crunchy pecans and fresh...
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Cremini Mushrooms with Cashew Cream Sauce over Linguini

This plant-based entrée is inspired by trendy, homemade cashew creams. With simple soak ‘n cook steps and a powerful blender, it’s easy to whip up our savory mushroom-cashew sauce. Creminis resemble white mushrooms, but with a brown cap and are also known as baby bellas or browns. In lab studies, mushrooms’ glucan compounds show promise...
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Butternut Squash Shepherd’s Pie

Fall is when Canadians start looking for hearty comfort food. But dishes that warm the soul don't have to be the calorie bomb we often expect. Rose Reisman, cookbook author and renowned healthy living advocate, serves up a new take on a family favourite, with only 270 calories and a healthy 25.6g of protein...

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Six Amish Recipes for Tough Times

Long before sunrise, Amish families are up and about the farm. You can see the white-green glow of gas lanterns bobbing along between buildings as everyone heads out into the dark for their morning chores. By the time the cows are milked, the barn cleaned out and the animals fed, the sun is coming up...
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Cincinnati Chili

Texas-style chili is a bowl of meat with blazing heat. Cincinnati chili tastes more of spices than heat. You ladle Texas chili into a bowl, while Cincinnati chili is served as a topping for spaghetti or hotdogs that the locals call coneys. (more…)...
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