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Mint, Pea & New Potato Soup

Mint, Pea & New Potato Soup

Spring is finally here in Mattawa! Hooray! It’s sunny and warm and bright, and life is good! This time of year always gets me excited to make fresh, healthy, delicious, seasonal recipes… which is a nice change up from those heavy, winter comfort classics, that always make me gain a pound… or ten! :-/ We have lots of exciting trips and adventures planned, which inspire me to get into my best shape, but more than that, i’m just excited to FEEL good, and get tons of fruit and vegetables into my diet in the most delicious way possible! So, stay posted for those yummy spring time recipes ahead.
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Thai Red Curry Noodles

Thai Red Curry Noodles

 

My Thai yellow curry recipe is one of my absolute favorite things on my Blog! Sadly my photos don’t do the recipe justice at all, but it is thick and creamy and flavorful and a little bit spicy, and a little bit salty, and everything a perfect thai yellow curry should be. So naturally, when I came across RED curry paste at the store the other day for the first time ever, I had to try it, and model the recipe after my yellow curry which I worked so hard to perfect. I changed up a few of the veggies {and added mushrooms, because they just make everything better}, and served it with rice noodles, but the result was still the same: thick, creamy, spicy, salty, tangy HEAVEN! I am in love with yet another curry recipe, and hope you love it too!
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Moroccan Chicken Wraps

Moroccan Chicken Wraps

I have never tried Moroccan food before, so this recipe even took me out of my “cooking comfort zone,” but i’m so glad I tried it, because I have discovered a new found love. This dish is FULL of flavors– sweet, spicy, salty, citrusy and a little tartness, which complement each other so perfectly, that this dish is sure to please everyone! It’s great served on a bed of light, fluffy couscous for dinner, but maybe even better for lunch the next day served up in a delicious wrap! I love the idea of making two dishes out of one workload! I hope you love these recipes too!
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Chicken Tikka Masala Risotto!

Chicken Tikka Masala Risotto!

A little while ago I got brave and made a Pad Thai Risotto which turned out to be one of my favorite dishes of all time! It sounded so crazy, I was actually really reluctant to try it, but when I did, it completely blew me away! So then recently, I thought: “why not try a Chicken Tikka Masala Risotto?” I love the flavors of Chicken Tikka Masala {it’s also one of my most favorite dishes on earth!} And I love the texture of a thick, creamy, dreamy risotto–so combined, it had to be a win-win! And it really was! I think I love this dish even more than the pad thai risotto! I know there are a lot of ingredients, but it’s so simple to make, and it’s SO worth it!

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Gourmet Shepherd’s Pie

Gourmet Shepherd’s Pie

On New Year’s Day I made a delicious, Roast Beef Dinner with Yorkshire Puddings and all the trimmings, and had a LOT left-over. Because a prime rib roast is quite an expensive cut of meat, I didn’t want to let it go to waste, so I decided to use it in a beef pot pie. I know this isn’t your average “shepherd’s pie” with left-over minced lamb, and mashed potatoes piled on top, but it did use almost every left-over ingredient from my roast dinner, so I feel as if I can call it a “shepherd’s pie”… just a jazzed up, more gourmet version. The left-over mashed potato was used to make a delicious, golden brown, flaky pie crust, the beef was added to a thick, flavorful red wine gravy, and I also added the left-over peas and carrots to the mixture for color and flavor. This dinner came together so quickly and easily, and was SO delicious–i’d even argue it was more delicious than the beef and yorkshire roast itself! This is one of the BEST pies I have ever eaten! I hope you all love it too.
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