Posts Tagged ‘one pot meals’

Meatless Monday: Veggie Gumbo

 

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How are your meatless Mondays going? If you’re having a little difficulty coming up with something novel and delicious every week, you might want to try rethinking some of your favourite meat-centric recipes and opting for a meatless version. The more you try this simple strategy the more you will discover that many of these go-to classics are just fine, thank-you, without the flesh and blood. Take gumbo, for example, the iconic dish of Louisiana. Continue »



Meatless Mondays: Eggplant pie

 

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Eggplant is one of nature’s miracles, a vegetable so delicious and adaptable it appears in cuisines all over the world, famously in Mediterranean dishes like moussaka and eggplant parmesan, in the French ratatouille and in the classic middle-eastern dip, baba ganoush. Always on the lookout for a new and exciting dish to serve on Meatless Mondays, we recently came across a one-dish wonder known simply as Eggplant Pie and decided to give it a go. Continue »



One Dish Meals: Chicken Calamansi

 

 

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When it comes to chicken, there are some folks that prefer dark meat-the legs-drumsticks and thighs-and others that are strictly white meat only. Some dishes work better with breast, like a chicken kebab, and the legs-somewhat tricky to bone- are often set aside for fried chicken, or barbecued drumsticks, or for braising and stewing. For me, if I’m braising or stewing I prefer the rich, darker and moister meat of chicken legs, cut to separate the thigh from the drumstick. And I’m always excited to try a recipe that highlights this wonderful and economical cut. Cue the classic dish from the Philippines, Chicken Asado. Continue »



Saint Patrick’s Day Stew

 

 

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Okay it’s just Irish stew, but it’s Saint Patrick’s day, so today it’s Saint Patrick’s Day Stew! It’s still chilly out there these days, so what could be more warming or welcoming than a big bowl of that iconic one-pot meal to gird your loins in anticipation of the Irish festivities tonight? Continue »