Category Archives: sauces

beef ragù

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Ragù – it doesn’t get more basic – carrots, celery, onions, ground beef, canned tomatoes, red wine and broth with a finish of hot milk come together to create this Italian classic, Thanks to your food processor and a big pot, a gloriously legit ragù is yours for the taking and will give the classic ragù Bolognese a run for its money – and that ain’t no bologna!

ice cream cake with toasted nuts & caramel sauce

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Ice cream cake is, without a doubt, the easiest answer to any celebratory cake I’ve ever run across – we’re talking 2 tubs of ice cream, softened and smushed into a cake pan over a cookie crumb crust, with a little something between ’em. That’s the basic recipe – feel free to embellish!

chocolate, chocolate, chocolate

chocolate

Chocolate is quite possibly the world’s most popular food – whether for sweet or savoury dishes, adding chocolate takes everything to a whole new level.

chocolate sauce

chocolate sauce

Chocolate sauce is a great thing to have on hand as it has so many uses – as a topping, stirred into hot milk, drizzled on cakes – and with this no-brainer of a recipe – you shall have chocolate sauce wherever you go! We’re talking chocolate and sugar – no butter, eggs or cream – now how easy is that?

butter chicken

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Who doesn’t love India’s buttry national dish! When butter rolls with cream (which is how classic butter chicken is made) – the ending is always happy! But with a little creative thinking, a couple of adjustments, the same buttery richness can be achieved without, I daresay, scads of asset-enhancing dairy. So without further ado – let’s make butter chicken.

fish in a tin

Fish in a tin? Really?! Really. Stay with me now – I promise, you won’t be dissappointed. If you’re already a fan than you know that canned fish is another absolute must-have in the pantry – if not for the convenience and ease on the bottom line, then for the over-the-top health benefits. There is…

anchovies 101

anchovies

Anchovies can brighten up many a dish far beyond a classic caesar salad once you realize that anchovies should be on the short list of pantry items you simply cannot live without. Once you’ve made a pasta sauce with a couple of anchovies stirred in – they literally melt away and you wouldn’t even know they were there except for the fact that it is the best darn pasta sauce you’ve ever made!

turkey day leftovers guide

Here’s to truckloads of leftover turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, vegetables and hopefully – cranberry sauce to transform your Thanksgiving Day leftovers into creative new meals!

cranberry sauce with orange, maple & cinnamon

cranberry sauce

Cranberry sauce should be a staple in all kitchens all year round. When cranberries are available fresh, buy several bags and pop them in your freezer. You can have cranberry sauce any time you like. And FYI – cranberry goes with poultry all the time, not just at the holidays.

chocolate

Chocolate is a food group – how to chop it, melt it, bake with it, cook with it or eat it directly is one of life’s little pleasures. Get the know-how of all things chocolate and start enjoying beyond a cake or a brownie.