A healthy obsession with deliciousness

A healthy obsession with deliciousness

Nordic Fish Chowder

Posted On: 1 Apr 2023
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Though Scandinavian cuisine has gotten a turn-of-the-century facelift through the Michelin-starred restaurant, Noma, there's really nothing better on a cold, snowy day than a cozy, hearty chowder loaded with potatoes and tender fish. In Nordic countries, where salmon, cod, crab, and potatoes are staples, hearty soups and creamy stews using local ingredients are just as common as meticulously-plated elk medallions and sliced truffles.  Continue Reading

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Nordic Fish Chowder
Posted On: 1 Apr 2023
Though Scandinavian cuisine has gotten a turn-of-the-century facelift through the Michelin-starred restaurant, Noma, there's really nothing better on a cold, snowy day than a cozy, hearty chowder loaded with potatoes and tender fish. In Nordic countries, where salmon, cod, crab, and potatoes are staples, hearty soups and creamy stews using local ingredients are just as common as meticulously-plated elk medallions and sliced truffles. 
Continue Reading
Sausages with Acorn Squash
Posted On: 10 Apr 2019
The sweetness of the squash and dried cherries is a great counterpoint to savoury sausages.
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Flavor-packed skillet chicken dinner with an Italian twist! Chicken cutlets, pan-seared and finished in a white wine sauce with garlic, tomatoes, mushrooms and more!

Potato Cakes with Smoked Salmon

Irish potato cakes, or farls, make a delicious base for these smoked salmon, cream cheese and caperberry canapés - simply slice into squares and serve

Bake the jacket potatoes up to 2 days ahead and store in the fridge. Once you've baked the potato base, you can leave it in the fridge overnight too. Simply prepare the topping before serving.

The quantities can be fairly easily halved for a smaller batch.

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This quick sauté pairs wine and grapes in a luscious sauce for pan-seared chicken breasts. This is simple enough for a weeknight, but elegant enough for entertaining.

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