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Skinny Onion Rings

  This recipe for gluten free onion rings comes from Julie Daniluk, author of Slimming Meals That Heal. Onions are anti-inflammatory powerhouses but not when they have been dipped in batter and deep-fried in toxic oil! I have come up with a light and crispy onion ring recipe that preserves all of the goodness of [...]

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6 Easter Side Dishes

  Are you getting tired of the all the same side dishes at each one of your holiday meals? Well, we’re coming to the rescue with these six delicious Easter side dishes!   Cider-Glazed Roasted Vegetables Add some colour to your table with these roasted vegetables.   Broccoli Salad This one is a staple at [...]

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Cider-Glazed Roasted Vegetables

Print Cider-Glazed Roasted Vegetables Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes Yield: Makes: 8 to 10 servings Ingredients1 rutabaga (2 lb/1kg), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch (2 cm) cubes 4 parsnips (1 lb/500 g), peeled and cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes 1 cup (250 ml) apple cider 1/4 cup (60 ml) butter, [...]

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Bobby Flay’s Goat Cheese Gratin

  I am a big fan of cauliflower’s soft, slightly nutty flavor and don’t think it gets the attention it deserves. It has a remarkable ability to absorb the flavors of whatever it is being cooked with, such as the rich creamy sauce of smooth Monterey Jack, salty Parmesan, and tangy goat cheeses in this [...]

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So You’re Looking for Delicious Squash Recipes?

  I love fall. It’s finally cool enough to feel ok about turning on the stove at home. You can haul out the slow cooker again and make some hearty stews and roasts. And root vegetables are so delicious and nutricious. Right up there with the fall food is the squash, but other than cut [...]

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Lidia Matticchio Bastianich’s Stuffed Eggplant Puglia Style

  Puglia is the region that constitutes the heel of the Italian peninsula. Seafood, a lot of vegetables, and olive oil dominate the Pugliese menu. Pugliese food is usually accompanied by some of the best semolina bread in all of Italy, made in the town of Altamura. Eggplant is popular on the Pugliese table. Print [...]

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7 Thanksgiving Side Dishes

  In preparation for this post, I spoke with fellow Crave contributor, Jessica, who told me that one year for Thanksgiving, she was on sides duty. In an effort to mix things up, she created the Swiss Chard Gratin from the Canadian Living: Make it Tonight Cookbook. She shared with me that it was a [...]

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Thanksgiving Potatoes: Five Ways

  Are you bored with your regular Thanksgiving potatoes recipe and want to change it up? Maybe one of these five potato recipes will inspire you. All I know is that it’s not Thanksgiving without some form of potato on the table.  

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Guasacaca with Tortilla Chips

  Guasacaca (wah-sah-KA-ka) is a Venezuelan version of Mexican guacamole. Typically chunkier and with more acidity, it is served as a dip for fried plantains and tortilla chips, but also as a salsa on top of grilled steaks or fish. Guasacaca can be very different, depending on who’s preparing it, but it always contains avocados. [...]

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Diva Q’s Double-Grilled Jalapeño Beer Cornbread

Ahhh . . . the mighty Diva Q – a.k.a Danielle – is another fantastic BBQ fanatic. Diva is ranked as Canada’s No. 1 BBQ competitor on the Kansas City BBQ Society TOY (Team of the Year) Listings, and she’s got an enormous passion for cooking outdoors. Diva Q burst onto the BBQ scene about [...]

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