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Comfort FoodRecipesTips and Tricks
December 1, 2017

Southern Comfort

I spent a few years in Dallas, Texas and fell in love with the weather, the food and of course, the Dallas Cowboys!  Getting back to food…how could you not fall hard for southern comfort food? Big portions, creamy, buttery, melt-in-your mouth delicious goodness that…
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Tips and Tricks
November 24, 2017

Flavourful Fresh Ingredients

Many of my recipes incorporate “garlic puree”, “ginger puree” or “green chili puree”.  You actually can’t buy these ingredients at the store!  Let me clarify, you can certainly purchase ready made products and while this will work, there is no real substitute for the immense…
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Tips and TricksWork-life balance
November 16, 2017

Three Ingredients or Less

My cousin who recently opened her own dental practice claims that she is too busy to cook.  I asked her how I could convince her that cooking doesn’t have to be a long drawn out process. She told me quite firmly to come up with…
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DinnerMeal PlanningTips and TricksWork-life balance
November 10, 2017

Make Ahead Meals

I genuinely try not to schedule meetings between 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. during weeknights as this is quality time with my family.  For those of you that wonder why I schedule meetings or dinner plans at 8:00 p.m. or later, now you know why! There are…
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BreakfastTips and TricksWork-life balance
October 27, 2017

Weekend Breakfast – The Perfect Start to Your Day!

Weekday mornings are a mad rush of trying to ensure that the kids have eaten something relatively healthy while ensuring that everyone is properly dressed, backpacks are loaded and that we make it on time for school drop off.  It’s not until I sit in…
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Meal PlanningTips and TricksWork-life balance
October 19, 2017

The Secret to Cooking Weeknight Dinners – Meal Planning!

For my first blog post, I’m just going to lay it on the line and tell you the key to successfully cooking well balanced weeknight meals for your family.  By “well balanced”, I’m not just referring to healthy meals, but also to balancing variety, cultural…
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