Relish Recipes — Main Course

Roasted Butternut Squash Coconut Curry

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Roasted Butternut Squash Coconut Curry

Quick and easy meals always have a place in our kitchen, and this Roasted Butternut Squash Curry fits the bill. What also love that it is also dairy and gluten free.

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Lentil Bowl

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Lentil Bowl

The latest release from the Best Of Bridge: 5 Ingredient Cooking series features recipes that use no more than - you guessed it - 5 ingredients. Co-author Emily Richards lead a virtual class in which participants made three unique dishes. Scanning through the book we decided to share this recipe for their Lentil Bowl. January is a good month to start fresh with your cooking routine and we are highlighting plant-based recipes. This one features Za'atar - a Middle Eastern seasoning mix that has always been a popular ingredient in our Middle Eastern classes. Sprinkle it on pita bread brushed...

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Make Ahead Turkey Gravy

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Make Ahead Turkey Gravy

DOWNLOAD RECIPE CARD Ingredients… 6 tbsp unsalted butter 1 large red onion, halved and sliced 1/4-inch thick 4 large garlic cloves, peeled and halved 6 tbsp all-purpose flour 4 cups good chicken stock, preferably homemade 2 tbsp Cognac or brandy 10 large fresh sage leaves 2 bay leaves Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 cup dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio  Method… Base: Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté, stirring often, for 15 to 20 minutes, until the onion becomes browned and starts to caramelize. Sprinkle...

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Simple Braised French Lentils

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Simple Braised French Lentils

(from Feasting At Home by Sylvia Fontaine) After taking a virtual cheese class from Paris a few weeks ago, I was reminded of how much I miss some of my favourite French dishes. I am a fan of Sylvia's blog and this recipe is so tasty, but also comforting and nourishing. I like to eat it as a side with chicken or fish, but I my favourite is a warm bowl with a poached egg on top. That is comfort for me! DOWNLOAD RECIPE CARD Ingredients... 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, diced or 1 large leek, white & light green...

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Morley's Oven Braised Ribs

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We were recently asked for a recipe we posted back in 2017. It was our ode to Canadian storyteller Stuart McLean and his Vinyl Cafe Stories on CBC. In one of our favourite stories, Morley discovers a French-made cast iron “dutch oven” pot on the stovetop in the kitchen of her new home. For years she cooks some of her family’s favourite meals in this pot until one day, disaster strikes! She forgets about the braised ribs in the oven and returns home to a pot charred beyond redemption. While she is devastated at first, she soon realizes that as time passes, everything gets ‘banged up” a bit and burns in a pot are where we live our lives. Yes we may apply uncommon sentiment to common things, but it’s these things that bring us comfort and joy. As Stuart wraps up the story he says "we all need something to hold onto when darkness comes" and these words couldn't strike more true these days. We developed the recipe using our Organic Fair Ultimate “Que dry spice rub and of course we cooked them in a French-made “dutch” oven (aka Le Creuset).

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