Beef Taco Rice Bowl (slow cooker)

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I love my slow cooker and I’m sure I must have mentioned it before.  For me, there’s nothing better than coming home from work and smelling dinner.  Aside from preparing a few toppings, all I pretty much have to do when I get home is scoop n’ serve!  Hopefully you have a slow cooker for this recipe.  If not, it’s almost worth going out to buy one (or borrow).  This Beef and Taco Bowl is delicious!  So easy to throw together in the morning before you head out.  You can easily cook up the rice the night before and just heat it up the next day when you get home. Continue reading

Moroccan Lentil Vegetable Soup

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It’s mid-May and there’s (still) a chill in the air.  When I made this soup I wanted something to warm me up.  You may not need warming by the time you read this post but if you do, may I suggest a warm slurp of flavor!

This brothy soup recipe is similar to my Hearty Lentil Soup but the flavour is distinctly different yet subtle and delicate.  Cinnamon is the star here and the aroma is heavenly.  One bonus is that this soup makes a lot so I ended up freezing the bulk of it.  Continue reading

Falafels

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Falafels. Love them or (not love them).  I don’t want to say “hate them” even though I know that some people do.  I guess it’s just like anything else.  However, if you DO love falafels, this recipe will have you hooked on making your own.   My only suggestion is that you use a deep fryer.  I know, I know…how many people out there have a deep fryer?  Not everyone…it’s just like Ice Cream Makers.  Alternately, you can heat a pot of cooking oil on your stove top and use a thermometer (if you’re comfortable with that method).   Pan frying or baking falafels just isn’t the same.  I always double this recipe and freeze the left overs (portion sized = 3 falafels).

Eat the falafels in a pita with your favourite toppings.  Lettuce, Tomatoes, Hummus, Tzatziki Sauce, Tabbouleh are common for falafels. Continue reading