This is one-pot comfort cooking at its finest! A new twist on the classic shepherd’s pie, this casserole is sure to become a favourite midweek meal.
To ensure a speedy supper, it helps to take a cue from professional chefs and first organize your mise en place. A French phrase literally meaning “put in place” it refers to organizing all of your ingredients before starting to cook. Taking time to organize yourself before cooking lets you throw together dinner effortlessly and will actually save you time in the end.
Applying heat to whole spices coaxes out their maximum flavour potential. Two of the best ways to achieve this are either to dry roast or oil fry. Each method delivers a different result. Dry roasting spices results in a deeper, toasted, and earthier flavour, while frying spices in oil tends to enhance their flavours, making them bolder and more intense.
The braised greens and chickpea mixture may be made ahead, stored in airtight container, and refrigerated for 3 days or frozen for up to 1 month. If frozen, thaw in refrigerator for at least 8 hours before continuing with recipe.
Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C).
Heat coconut oil in large Dutch oven or ovenproof sauteu0301 pan over medium heat. Add mustard, cumin, and fennel seeds; cook for about 1 minute until fragrant and seeds start to pop. Stir in onion and cook for about 4 minutes, stirring often, until it starts to brown. Add garlic, grated ginger, lemon zest, and red chili flakes. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
Stir in chickpeas before adding greens one handful at a time, allowing greens to wilt before adding next handful. When all greens have been added, stir in coconut milk, lemon juice, and ground ginger. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and continue to cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, prepare potato topping. Using vegetable spiralizer or mandoline fitted with a julienne blade, finely slice potato and carrot into long noodles.
In large bowl, whisk together coconut flour, egg, grapeseed oil, cilantro or parsley, and salt before stirring in potato and carrot strands. Arrange mixture over top of hot greens mixture, cover, and bake in oven for about 20 minutes, until potatoes are tender. Uncover, turn on broiler, and, watching carefully, allow potatoes to brown and crisp, about 2 minutes. Garnish with chopped chives before serving.
Ice cream cakes and/or cookies are everyone’s favourite. And here’s a great option for a delicious “Dad’s” cookie cake that’s gluten free! A simple-to-make cookie cake that’s made even easier when the dough is tossed together in a food processor. End a delicious Dad’s Day meal with this deliciously cool and creamy sweet dessert. Best beer? Extra yum when served with small glasses of chocolate-flavoured stout or porter. When Dad loves his cookies We made this delicious dessert into a cake, but it can easily be made into individual ice cream cookies. Roll out dough into 1/4 in (6 mm) thickness and cut into 2 in (5 cm) rounds. Bake, cool, and chill. Once chilled, spoon ice cream in between chilled cookies. Freeze until firm. Drizzle with melted chocolate or dip into melted chocolate.
Coffee-flavoured BBQ sauce? Why not? It’s a strikingly flavourful combo—sweet, tangy, bold, and rich. It can be used not only on pork but on a variety of other meats. We marinated tenderloin in it and doubled up on the smoky flavour by grilling it on a cedar plank. Serve with a side order of grilled broccolini for extra yum. Best beer? You can’t go wrong with an IPA or a honey lager to complement this flavourful dish. Looking for an easy way to grill broccolini? Toss with a little oil and season with salt, pepper, and chili flakes. Near the end of grilling, place broccolini beside plank with tenderloin on hot grill for about 6 or 7 minutes. Using tongs, turn a few times until tender and lightly charred. Place on platter with sliced pork and drizzle with lemon juice and some shaved Parmesan.
If there’s a vegan or vegetarian in the crowd, then this dish will be sure to please. Chock full of complementary textures and flavours, it not only qualifies as eye candy, but is also a substantial stand-alone meal—a stunning meal in a dish! Best beer? Serve this salad with an IPA or pale ale. For a more adventurous sip, it’s equally delicious with a Belgian pale or dark ale. Endlessly customizable When it comes to this powerhouse salad, the sky’s the limit. Swap out apples with orange wedges, or mix up your greens by substituting spinach for endive. Bump up the protein with some canned chickpeas or black beans, if you wish. Or cut up some corn tortillas into bite-sized strips, fry in pan until crisp, then toss over salad for added crunch.
Early summer potatoes, cooked and grilled, are just the ticket for this fabulous salad. Coupled with lentils, they’re a delicious add-on to any meal plan. This recipe offers an added bonus: it can be made in stages, so you’re not cooking all afternoon. Best beer? You can’t go wrong serving this dreamy salad with a simple and uncomplicated pale ale. Variety is the spice of potato-salad life Potato salad lends itself to any number of variations, and this recipe doesn’t disappoint. Try swapping out microgreens for baby spinach leaves. Another interesting slant: crisp up (optional) prosciutto on the grill before breaking into bite-sized pieces and scattering over the salad.