Swordfish with Sunflower, Currants and Capers


If you're trying to eat a little healthier, this recipe adapted from Bonnie Stern's The Best of HeartSmart Cooking is for you. Nine grams of fat per serving, 204 calories, 400 mg of potassium and 23 grams of protein mean you'll feel satisfied without the heavy feeling or the … [Read more...]

Moroccan Chicken Tajine with Home-Made Preserved Lemon (aka “Hurray! My lemons didn’t turn blue!)


It's been forever since I hacked up a chicken. Felt like it was about time to get back to that. It also felt like it was about time to see if my preserved lemons had turned out alright. I was nervous because they weren't 100% covered in lemon juice and I don't know how quickly … [Read more...]

Braised Fennel: Bonnie Stern’s “Heartsmart Cooking”

If you like balsamic vinegar, the thick, sweet kind, on your tomatoes you will like this braised fennel with fresh tomatoes. I'm not sure if the fennel flavour itself works with the tomatoes, but on its own it tastes way too much like candy to call it salad. I fell in love with … [Read more...]

Slow-Cooker Lamb Curry with Basmati Rice, Tomato Relish and Grated Cucumber Raita

This is in my top 5 recipes ever and my top 2 lamb recipes. It beats out braised lamb shank in all its forms and sauces, and only comes second to 2-day marinated leg of lamb with dried figs and poppy seeds. Sometimes you need an excuse to make a recipe, and part 3 in the … [Read more...]