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Oyster Mushrooms

  1 yellow pepper (sliced) ½ red pepper (sliced) 4 spring onions (finely chopped) ½ medium onion - I prefer spring onions, but did not have enough, so added extra (sliced) 4 oyster mushrooms (sliced in the length) Garlic Butter or margarine 1/4 to ½ bottle beer ½...

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Red Snapper wrapped with Natural Bacon

   Red snapper fillet, dried and trimmed. Sprinkle coarse salt, grounded black pepper, and spicy red paprika, fresh or powdered garlic on fillet. Roll fillet to a semi tight roll, wrap two bacon slices one going horizontal and the other going vertical, use cooking...

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Unbaked Blackberry Cheesecake

   Mix all the ingredients and arrange in small glass bowls or one large dish 200 g fresh blackberries 250 g cream cheese 125 g mascarpone cheese 125 ml (½ c) fresh cream rind of 1 lemon 30 ml berry sugar 200 g Crumbed biscuits – it should be a bit chunky 40 ml...

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30 day Weet-Bix muffins

    If ever there was a breakfast super hero for busy moms, this recipe is it. Mix up a batch of this muffin batter and store it in the refrigerator and you can serve the family healthy fresh muffins each morning for breakfast, for their school lunchboxes or even when...

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Greek Stuffed Peppers

  This is dinner tonight - the peppers are in the oven! Ingredients: 6 large or 8 small bell peppers 1 large onion, diced 3 small zucchini, peeled and diced 3 medium carrots, peeled and diced 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth 3 cups cooked brown rice 5 tablespoons...

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Caramel Cheesecake

   Crust ¾ packet of Tennis biscuits 60 ml coconut 80 ml melted butter/margarine Cheesecake 180ml pineapple juice 20ml gelatin powder 250g cream cheese 300ml (1 tin) caramel (cooked condensed milk) 500ml cream 1 teaspoon vanilla I lined the bottom and sides of a 23cm...

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Pizza-cake

   4 small garlic naan breads (about 6-8") Small can crushed tomatoes 1 summer sausage Pizza mozzarella Green onions 1 roll store-bought flaky pastry, defrosted Basically, this is a layering job. Preheat the oven to 380°F. Then lay the first naan onto a baking sheet....

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Saltspring Island fresh Moules et Frites

   This dish is so easy and delicious – the key here is to buy fresh mussels. I started caramelizing some onions and fresh fennel, garlic and butter with oil in a cast iron pan. Add 1 cup of dry white wine You can add fresh lemon juice, parsley, sea salt and pepper to...

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Tips to roast a bird

Tips to roast a bird

   Here's what I've learned about cooking a whole chicken or turkey, just in time for the big Easter-eating! - If you are using a stuffing, make it the night before. It's worth it. - Consider adding something smoked to stuffing: bacon is the obvious choice, but I used...

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EGG MUFFINS

   Sometimes you want a hearty breakfast that you can eat on the go or throw in your bag to take to school or work. Usually the most portable of breakfast ideas are carb and sugar loaded. And these tasty breakfast egg muffins. You decide what meat, cheese and...

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Sauce for using over BBQ meat or any roast

Sauce for using over BBQ meat or any roast

This is the best ever sauce for using over BBQ meat or any roast Ingredients: 250g salted butter 6 anchovy fillets 1 heaped teaspoon capers 8 finely chopped twigs of rosemary Method: Melt butter till just warm and add the juice of 1 lemon and rest of ingredients and...

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Soup

  Tonight's dinner: soup to accommodate my new state of wisdom-toothlessness Ingredients: 1 onion 2 cloves of garlic 12 or so mushrooms 3 stalks of celery 2 Roma tomatoes 1 cup broccoli 1/2 head cauliflower 1/2 cup lentils (I used split red lentils) 8 cups water with...

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Rice Patties

  Ingredients: 2 cups of white rice 4 cups vegetable stock 4 eggs 1/2 cup shredded cheese of your choice 1/2 zucchini, finely chopped 2 tablespoons seasoning salt pepper to taste 2 cups breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon Italian dried seasoning Method: Bring the stock to the...

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Paptert

  I've never made a "paptert" before, and honestly didn't even know what you're supposed to put in the layers! So I made it up... Bottom layer: Stir fried a leek, an onion, beef strips, and kale with BBQ sauce. Then a layer of pap made in beef stock Then a sauce...

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Grilled Polenta

  Ingredients: 5 cups water 1 vegetable stock cube 1 1/2 cups cornmeal 2 tablespoons butter or margarine Fresh ground pepper to taste 3/4 cup grated cheddar Feta cheese to garnish Method: Bring the water with vegetable stock to a rapid boil (or just use stock, if you...

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Potato croquettes

Potato croquettes

  Potato croquettes The quantities for this recipe is only a guide. It all depends on how many you wish to make. I would suggest that you make double what you think you may need, as I promise you that nothing will be left once you dish them up, they will...

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