Toasting nuts always brings out the flavour, and adding maple syrup adds a hint of sweetness. Substitute pecans, if you prefer.
Maple Toasted Walnut and Pear Salad
Chicken with Vegetable Ragout
A ragout is a saucy French stew that can be made with meat or, as here, vegetables. It is much lighter than an Italian ragu, which is a thicker tomato-based meat sauce normally served over pasta.
Garlic-Braised Kale and Corn
If the kale leaves are particularly large or seem tougher than usual, remove the centre rib of the kale leaves, as well as the stems.
Leek-Stuffed Mushroom Caps
When you’re trying to eat healthy, hors d’oeuvre- often high fat, salty affairs- are a challenge. You can enjoy our leek-stuffed mushrooms without blowing your healthy eating goals. Serve this elegant bite-sized nibble at your next party.
Warm Spinach and Apple Salad
Prepared this way, the glazed apple slices taste almost like nectarines. A nifty salad trick.