Chipotle and Apple Turkey Burgers with Mustard Herb Aioli

Mixing a bit of heat from the chipotle, a bit of sweet thanks to the apple and a bit of zip from the three kinds of mustard, these are moist and favourful burgers the whole family is sure to love. The herb aioli is absolutely fantastic when served with grilled chicken or fish, or as a dip for...

Pork Chops and Mushrooms in a Creamy Mustard Maple Sauce

This one skillet pork dish is quick and family friendly. Served alongside roasted potatoes or on a bed of barley risotto the sauce, laced with maple syrup and mustard is a serious ‘keeper’.  Preparation Time:10 minutes Cooking Time:25 minutes 4 (6 oz./170 g) bone-in centre loin chops 1...

Savoury Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Mustard and Apples

This simple pork dish, elegant enough for company, is made even better by browning the roast and onions before adding them to the slow cooker. Apples, herbs and two kinds of mustard ensure the pork has a lovely balance of both sweet and savoury. Thinly sliced leftovers make great sandwiches the...

Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato and Mustard Mash

Classic comfort food made fantastic with the addition of a mellow mustard sweet potato mash and a hearty beef filling loaded with vegetables, herbs and two kinds of mustard. Any leftovers warm up great the next day. Preparation Time:30 minutes Cooking Time:35 minutes TOPPING: 1 lb (500 g) sweet...

Glazed Beef Medallions with Feta

Beef Medallions with a flavour upgrade! The contrast of sweet and spicy from the red pepper jelly, paired with tangy Canadian feta cheese, makes for a simple and impressive main course.  Bonus points for making your own red pepper jelly.   2–3 tbsp (30–45 mL) hot pepper jelly 1 1/3 lb (600 g)...

Keiko’s Japanese-style Baked Salmon w English Cucumber Salad

Keiko Yakimo, who grew up in B.C. and whose brother, Rickey, is the Dean of Agriculture at UBC, roasts salmon, which she’s marinated for about half an hour salmon, at a very high temperature. Whereas Kaori, my daughter-in-law bakes her salmon right in the teriyaki-style sauce, Keiko removes it,...

Vanessa’s Shepherd’s Pie with Buttermilk Yukon Gold Topping

Vanessa Currie is a potato researcher, the keeper of the progeny of Yukon Gold and a fabulous cook. Never one to miss an opportunity to hold forth on her favourite topic…good spuds, she writes: “A word about the potatoes – I suggest Yukon Gold where available. I would not recommend red...

Beyond Classic Beef Bourguignon

A heart-warming stew is as close to a perfect winter dish as one can get and this Basque version of boeuf Bourguignon is all about the flavour. Its Basque-chef Roger Dufau’s version of the traditional wine-soaked braised beef that is on countless menus but which constantly disappoints. There is...

Chunky Chicken, Vegetable and Rosemary Stew

Here’s a great one-pot meal to warm and soothe a hungry, weary body after a hard workout. By using chicken, vegetables and beans, this stew provides a serving of high-quality protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients. Canola oil is a good source of healthy fats. Let stew...

Red Lentil & Beef Sloppy Joes

Add a pinch of dried red pepper flakes during cooking for added spice. canola or olive oil, for cooking 1 onion, peeled and chopped 1 lb. (454 g) lean ground beef or bison 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 – 28 oz. (796 mL) can diced, whole or stewed tomatoes 1/4 cup (60 mL) dry red lentils 1/2 cup (125...