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Breakfast rice and eggs

This Breakfast rice recipe is cheap, and filling, and will take the edge off whatever you may have gotten into the night before.

Peanut butter banana oat smoothie recipe

This peanut butter banana oat smoothie is a fast and nutritious snack or breakfast. It is high in calories, protein and fat so it won’t leave you feeling hungry soon after. It is also gluten-free, dairy-free/vegan and soy-free.

Greens, eggs, and ham

Braised kale, soft onions and crisped ham on sourdough topped with soft eggs hits all of the flavors and textures that anyone would ever need in one bite.

Pancakes

I come from a time when tradition dictated that Friday was Pancake Friday. That meant we had pancakes for supper on Fridays. At the time, we didn’t make pancakes from a box of ready-made, store-bought mix. I’ve dug back into the 1930s, 40s and 50s to pass along some of those good old-fashioned recipes. To …

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Eggy bacon rice wrap

Eggs cooked two ways folded into gooey cheesy rice studded with soft onions and jalapenos then folded into a toasted flour tortilla.

Weeknight crepes

Crepes make a great light dinner. They are somewhere between a ‘breakfast for dinner’ type meal and making dessert the star of the show.

Extra cheesy diner-style omelette

Some people think that omelettes are light. With the addition of some toast and a light salad though, this hearty omelette could make for a filling supper.

Vegetable pancakes with sesame seeds

Almost like a fritter, these pancakes can really be a mix of any gently sautéed vegetables brought together in a batter. They make a great light lunch or a side for grilled meat or fish.

Sweet potato and goat cheese omelette

An overstuffed, browned omelette can be a thing of real beauty. This goes against all the teachings of the high-strung French culinary instructors of the world; and yet, a lovely diner-style omelette is a fast and comforting meal at pretty much any time of day.

Marbled tea eggs

Tea eggs are a bit like a pickled eggs in that they are a hard-boiled egg soaked in seasoning, so that they take on the flavour of the seasoning liquid. These make a great addition to a spicy noodle soup, or as a quick snack on their own, but I like them for breakfast, sliced …

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Old-fashioned tasty pancakes

As promised, this week’s recipe is from my Grandmother’s Kitchen and is on great pancakes of the 1920s. Remember, these are not ingredients from a box, so follow the directions to a T. True, old-fashioned pancakes were baked (not fried) in cast iron pans. My wife Lisa and I still have iron pans that we …

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No maple trees? No problem

To find authentic maple syrup, made from Canadian maple trees, you go to Richard Beaudoin. This Yukoner has taken up the task of introducing Yukoners to authentic Canadian maple syrup.

L – Make Yourself at Home

I picked up my companion to go for lunch at Legends Smokehouse & Grill, located in the Yukon Inn. We were pleased to find it quite busy. The place has a rustic ambience with wooden tables at the front and raised, framed alcoves by the windows. When we entered many patrons looked up from their …

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The Green Rush

Right on schedule, my sprout craving has arisen from where it lay quietly dormant since the fall, nestled snug beneath the desire for stews and roasted root vegetables. The herbs I’ve kept in the house are responding to the same cues, with tiny pale green leaves emerging from the nodes of their twiggy stems. I’m …

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