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Manitoba Flavours: Grilled Margarita Chops

Plus, Chicken Salad Chapala and a Honey-Cumin Vinaigrette

Grilled Margarita Chops Ingredients 4 pork rib chops, bone-in, about 1-1/2 inch Juice of 2 limes 2 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. EACH garlic powder, dried oregano leaves and ground cumin 1/2 tsp. EACH coarse salt and chipotle chili powder 3 tbsp. tequila 2 tbsp. canola oilChopped fresh cilantro and wedges of lime for garnish […] Read more


Manitoba Flavours: Baked Apple and Bacon Pancake

Plus, Lentil Cakes with Creamy Horseradish Sauce

Baked Apple and Bacon Pancake Ingredients 4 tart apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced 1/3 c. (80 ml) dark brown sugar 1 tsp. (5 ml) ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. (2 ml) ground nutmeg 2 tbsp. (30 ml) butter 6 slices applewood smoked bacon, cooked, drained and torn into small pieces 3 large eggs 1 c. […] Read more



Manitoba Flavours: Easy Shepherd’s Pie

Plus, Broccoli and Cheddar White Bean Spread

Easy Shepherd’s Pie Ingredients 1 tbsp. (15 ml) canola oil 1 c. (250 ml) chopped yellow onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb. (0.5 kg) lean ground pork 1 10-oz. (284-ml) can sodium-reduced beef broth 2 tbsp. (30 ml) tomato paste 2 tbsp. (30 ml) chopped fresh parsley 1 tsp. (5 ml) chopped fresh thyme […] Read more


Manitoba Flavours: One-Pan Chicken Dijon

Plus, BBQ Chicken Bacon Bites

One Pan Chicken Dijon Ingredients 2 tbsp. canola or olive oil 8 medium chicken drumsticks (about 2 lbs.) 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper 1 small finely chopped onion 4 garlic cloves, minced 1-1/2 c. low-sodium chicken broth 1 tsp. ground coriander 1/2 tsp. dried basil 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard (or grainy Dijon […] Read more



Manitoba Flavours: Perogy zucchini boats

Plus, Grilled zucchini with Italian seasoning

Grilled Zucchini with Italian Seasoning Ingredients 1-2 medium zucchini 1-2 tbsp. canola oil 1-2 tsp. Italian Seasoning (basil, oregano, salt, pepper, garlic powder) Instructions 1. Preheat grill to medium high. 2. Wash and slice zucchini in 1.5-cm (1/2-inch) slices. Do not peel. 3. Brush oil on both sides of each zucchini slice. 4. Sprinkle seasoning […] Read more


Manitoba Flavours: Crowd-pleasin’ pork back ribs

Plus, Texas caviar with potatoes

Crowd-pleasin’ pork back ribs Ingredients 4 racks pork back ribs Rub: 2 tbsp. (30 ml) paprika 1 tbsp. (15 ml) packed brown sugar 2 tsp. (10 ml) EACH salt, chili powder, and coarse ground black pepper 1 tsp. (5 ml) ground cumin 1/4 tsp. (1 ml) cayenne pepper Kahlua Barbecue Sauce: 1-1/2 c. (375 ml) […] Read more



Manitoba Flavours: Brown Sugar Glazed Chops

Plus, try this Brown Rice and Toasted Bean Salad as a complement

Brown Sugar Glazed Chops Ingredients 1/2 c. (125 ml) packed brown sugar 1/2 c. (125 ml) apple juice 1/4 c. (50 ml) canola oil 1 tbsp. (15 ml) sodium-reduced soy sauce 1/2 tsp. (2 ml) ground ginger 1 tbsp. (15 ml) cornstarch 1/2 c. (125 ml) water Salt and ground black pepper to taste 6 […] Read more


Time to enjoy local strawberries

Don’t let this summer pleasure pass you by this season

There’s nothing like the taste of freshly picked, ruby-red strawberries. Lucky for us, strawberry-picking season is just around the corner so we’ll be able to get our fill of these tasty gems. Have you planned when and where you’re getting your local berries from this year? If not, be sure to check out the Prairie […] Read more



Add fresh basil to your recipes

Fresh herbs are an excellent way to add a hit of flavour without any salt

When I want to relax a bit, I meander outside to tend my backyard plants, which include a variety of flowers, vegetables and herbs. I don’t even mind weeding (too much) because my vegetable and herb gardens are in elevated four-foot-wide by eight-foot-long garden boxes. My garden beds are about three feet off the ground, […] Read more


Enjoy lounging outdoors with a refreshing beverage

It doesn’t take much to dress up plain water for a healthy treat

Wait. Stop the van,” I said to my husband. He knew what I saw and pulled to the side of the street. “We can fix them!” I said with enthusiasm. He sighed rather heavily. Yes, he’s usually the fixer and I am the painter. Actually, sometimes I just decide where to put things. I had […] Read more