Chicken delivers protein pronto

Quick Chicken and Couscous Couscous 1 whole leek, thinly sliced 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil 2 carrots, peeled and grated 1/3 cup (50 g) dried cranberries, chopped 1 tsp (5 mL) ground fennel seeds 2 cups (500 mL) chicken broth 2 cups (400 g) couscous Chicken 1-1/2 lb. (675 g) skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cubed 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil 3 tbsp More...

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By SLPundit On Friday, November 16th, 2018
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Clam chowder with grated vegetables: Ricardo

clam chowder with grated vegetables 3 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch (1 cm) pieces 6 tbsp (85 g) butter 2 cups (360 g) peeled and grated potatoes 2 celery stalks, grated 2 garlic cloves, grated 1 onion, More...

By SLPundit On Friday, November 16th, 2018
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Nostalgia? Yes. Authenticity? Maybe not. Why do Toronto restaurants that pioneered global dining endure?

Roti. Quesadillas. Thai noodles. These foods were once exotic in Toronto. A generation ago, we weren’t known for our diverse cuisine scene. (Remember all that roast beef?) Thank goodness a handful of More...

By SLPundit On Friday, November 16th, 2018
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Cheap wine is terrible and other wine myths debunked

With more wine myths out there than you can shake a corkscrew at, I thought I’d devote a column to debunking a few. Here are five fallacies you may have heard and why each one is dead wrong. Myth: Only More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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Magazine awards chef Ricardo Brand of the Year award

From kitchenware to cookbooks and magazines to restaurants (and of course, a contributor to the Star’s Food section), Ricardo Larrivée has one heck of food media empire since he plated his first dish More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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Transgender YouTube star Stef Sanjati on dealing with trolls

You might recognize Stef Sanjati from Canadian designer Hayley Elsaesser‘s runway shows or social feeds (the two are longtime collaborators; Sanjati famously walked in her Spring 2019 Toronto Fashion Week More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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Ricardo’s spicy chicken with a dash of sweet

Spicy Chicken with Cantaloupe and Chorizo Cantaloupe 1/4 cantaloupe, seeded, rind removed 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil 1/2 tsp sweet paprika Chicken 1 lb (450 g) boneless, skinless chicken More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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Serve this tasty squash-filled soup at your next autumn get together

Hearty Noodle Soup with Squash and Tofu 1 acorn squash, peeled, seeded and cut into wedges 1/2 inch (1.5 cm) thick 1 onion, cut into thin wedges 1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil 5 cups (1.25 litres) unsalted vegetable More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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Poutine perfection taken to another level

Poutine’s not just a snack bar favourite anymore, but a dish we find everywhere — even high-end restaurants. My version takes the french fry, gravy and cheese-curd base to another level for a more More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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Yotam Ottolenghi’s latest book proves bold flavours don’t have to be complicated

What do people want in a simple recipe? For some, it’s a list of fewer than 10 ingredients or a meal put together with basic pantry items. Others want a recipe that can be put on the table in less than 30 More...