Posts Tagged ‘dips’

Delicious, Deluxe Duxelles

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If you’re looking for a flavour bomb that will add sophistication, umami and depth to stews, soups, omelettes, stuffing or just about any savory meat or vegetable dish, mushrooms duxelles might just be the perfect fit. Continue »



Super Bowl Classics With Fresh Ingredients

This Sunday is the biggest football game of the year and the traditional foods served can sometimes leave a lot to be desired. Take the Seven Layer Dip and chip dips like Ranch or French Onion – all of them contain so many unpronounceable ingredients. Add those dips to all the giant submarines, chicken wings, pizza, chips and beer and you’re dosing your system with a Super Bowl-sized amount of preservatives and chemicals.

I don’t want to kill all the fun by banning junk and asking you to serve salads and water to your guests, but there has to be a way to get a little balance into the equation. Continue »



For Whom The Sweet Bell Pepper Tolls

Bell peppers are one of our favourite vegetables; although technically they are a fruit, they are referred to as vegetables in the culinary world. They are hardy, easy to grow, they are as delicious raw as they are cooked, and when they are cooked, they can be made into an almost inexhaustible variety of dishes from many cuisines.

Bell peppers, also known as Capsicum, are a cultivated form of the species capsicum annum, yet have none of the heat associated with that plant since they do not contain capsaicin, the chemical that you associate with hot peppers. Continue »