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Recipe: Vegetarian Pita Pizza

Makes 4 portions Ingredients 1 whole wheat pita shell 1 large tomato Pinch of oregano 1 Tbs olive oil 1/2 cup (125 ml) sliced mushrooms 1/4 cup (50 ml) red onion, cubed 1 1/2 cup (375 ml) feta 1/2 cup green pepper, cubed 1/2 cup red pepper, cubed 1 large tomato, thinly sliced Preparation Preheat […]

Recipe: Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups dried red lentils 3 medium onions, chopped 3 carrots, peeled and chopped 2 leeks, greens removed and whites chopped 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp butter 2 tsp salt 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped 1 tsp powdered sage 2 bay leaves 6 cups vegetable stock 1 tsp Marmite, dissolved […]

2011 Leisure Guide is Live!

One of the most awaited moments in the March foodie calendar, the Spring 2011 Winnipeg Leisure Guide is live. Packed with demos, hands-on courses and chef sessions, I’m afraid it’s browsing only right now as registration doesn’t actually open until March 14. Until then, pick your courses and note the numbers. The PDF is available […]

Celebrate! March is Nutrition Month

Every year in March, the Dieticians of Canada’s Nutrition Month campaign reminds us of the importance of healthy eating and the positive impact nutrition has on our health and well-being. This year’s theme again challenges us to Celebrate Food, From Field to Table. What does that mean? Maybe it’s making a commitment to eating vegetarian […]

Recipe: Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes

Ingredients 6oz semi-sweet chocolate 6oz butter (diced) 3 Eggs 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup flour Directions Pre-heat oven to 350 Melt chocolate in microwave then add diced butter and stir until melted. In another bowl, beat eggs and sugar until white and creamy. Blend in melted chocolate mixture then gradually add flour until batter […]

Recipe: Oysters Mignonette

Alleged aphrodisiac, classic champagne companion this is a beautiful appetizer that’s easy to prepare. Ingredients 1 Cup diced shallots 3/4 Cup red wine vinegar 1/4 Cup dry red wine 1/4 Cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 tsp kosher salt 1/8 tsp cracked black pepper 20 Oysters 1/4 Cup chopped fresh chives Directions In a medium bowl […]

Beer Review: Young’s Double Chocolate Stout

Typically, Valentine’s Day is all about wine which Alec covered beautifully last week. But here’s a beer that’s perfect for those of us who prefer to savour the suds. With a luxurious and velvety texture, Young’s Double Chocolate Stout has it all, delivering a satisfyingly indulgent taste without ever becoming overly sweet. Pale Ale and […]