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Roasted Carrots and Beets

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The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (Half Your Plate folks) hired me to work on a recipe and video series and I’m delighted to share it here with you! As a dietitian I’m well aware that the biggest barrier to healthy eating is time. You don’t need me to tell you to eat your veggies! So here’s my work smarter, not longer …

Pot Roasting is one of the most comforting meals to make for your family - and the meal cooks by itself unattended once it's in the oven or slow cooker. Make this easy slow-cooker recipe with your favourite Pot Roast: Cross Rib, Blade or Shoulder. If you want to make in the oven, brown and cook the roast in a heavy covered Dutch Oven pot or cast-iron roaster at an oven temperature of 325°F (160°C) for 3 hours or until fork-tender.

Slow Cooker Greek Beef Pot Roast with Garden Orzo Salad

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Have you noticed most slow cooker recipes take only 4-6 hours to cook? Yeah, not so practical if you work outside the home. THIS RECIPE takes 8-10 hours, enough time for most people to get to and from work. It serves 8. A recipe with guaranteed leftovers for lunch? That’s my kind of dinner recipe! Slow Cooker Greek Beef Pot …

If you've got 5 minutes, you can make roast beef! Roast Beef is best seasoned simply with salt and pepper -- it can be ready for the oven in just 5 minutes. Make this recipe with your favourite Oven Roast: Strip Loin, Eye of Round, Tenderloin, Prime Rib, Rib, Top Sirloin, Outside or Inside Round, Rib Eye, Rump or Tri-tip. You can cook beets ahead and glaze just before serving.

Roast Beef with Peppercorn Wine Sauce and Make-Ahead Glazed Beets

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Make your own lunch meats by cooking up a larger roast and using the leftovers for lunches. I tell this to parents all the time when they ask for alternatives to processed lunch meats and we all agree it’s brilliant. (And have you seen the prices of processed lunch meats?) You’ll likely save money going this route, especially when you …

It’s easy to make signature burgers at home once you know a few basics. These bacon cheeseburgers take all the flavour inside so they are delicious from the inside out and easy to manage on the grill.

Bacon Infused Cheeseburgers with Market Fresh Salsa

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Moist and full of flavour, homemade burgers beat frozen patties every time.  I like that I can control the portion too. Some frozen burgers are too large for an adult, never mind a kid! I want to eat more than just a burger for my meal. Big burgers need big buns, and big buns need more salt-rich condiments…forget it! Give me a …

Simmering/stewing or braising is all the same - a fabulous way to bring out tenderness and remarkable flavours from some of the less tender cuts of beef. Prep is simple and cooking is hands-off. Make with Beef Short Ribs or Simmering Steak such as Blade, Cross Rib or Brisket, or Stewing Beef Cubes or Shank.

Bulgogi-style Braised Beef with Skillet Baby Bok Choy

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Bulgogi-style Korean beef leftovers make a great lunch, OK even breakfast if you ask my daughter who regularly heats up dinner leftovers for breakfast. If you want to re-purpose leftovers into something new, check out the chop suey idea here. Heads up: braising brings out the terrific beef flavour but takes some time so this recipe works best on weekends. …

Skillet or Pan-searing is a way to cook steaks bistro-style - it's quick way to cook and you get a fabulous pan-sauce to top your steak. Start by using your favourite Grilling Steak like Top Sirloin, Strip Loin or Rib Eye - or branch out an use new cut like Bottom Sirloin Flap (a.k.a. Bavette).

Pan-Seared Beef Bavette with Chili-Maple Sauce

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Add this recipe for Pan-Seared Beef Bavette with Chili-Maple Sauce to your arsenal of quick, and tasty, weeknight meals.  While this bistro-style skillet steak cooks up, you have about 10 minutes to get a couple side dishes going. Couscous with a handful of frozen peas to soak up some of the chili-maple sauce and microwave-baked sweet potato. There you go, …

Beef & Mushroom Thai Lettuce Cups

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Lettuce cups are great for nights when a heavy dinner timed just before my child’s sports practice just won’t do. Flipping and tumbling in gymnastics with a heavy dinner in your belly is not something I even want to think about! Beef & Mushroom Thai Lettuce Cups   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time …

Rotisserie Roast Beef is the easiest way to serve beef from the barbecue when you've got a crowd, whether cooking on a rotisserie or by indirect heat instead. You can use any Rotisserie Roast: Top Sirloin, Sirloin Tip, Outside or Inside Round, Cross Rib or boneless Prime Rib.

Beer-Soaked Beef Rotisserie Roast with Skillet Corn and Kale Salad

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Making a bigger roast ensures you’ll have leftovers for lunch. It takes no extra work and leaves you with lots of meal options. If you know you won’t use leftover roast beef within 2-3 days you can freeze it for up to 2 months for a head start on enchiladas or chili. Beer-Soaked Beef Rotisserie Roast   Save Print Prep …

Quick Cook beef cuts like kabobs, stir-fry strips or minute steak are the answer to speedy cooking! Make with Beef Kabob Cubes cut from your favourite Grilling Steak like Top Sirloin, Tenderloin or Strip Loin. Here is an easy recipe that features your favourite take-out flavours.

Glazed Beef Kabobs with Easy Asian Eggplant

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Kabobs cook up quick and it’s so easy to add extra to the grill to make sure you have leftovers for lunches. Invite the kids to help thread the meat on to the kabob sticks (with your supervision). On busy weeknights, there is often not enough time to get the kids to help out making the entire meal, so just …

Grilling Steak is so easy - with just a few how-to tips! Make Southwestern Beef Steak with Succotash Sauté using your favourite Grilling Steak: T-Bone, Porterhouse, Top Sirloin, Strip Loin, Wing, Tenderloin, Bottom Sirloin Tri-tip, Rib Eye or Rib.

Southwestern Beef Steak with Succotash Saute

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Here’s a recipe where you can toss the leftovers into a container and call it lunch. The tender pieces of steak go great with the corn, zucchini, peppers and edamame in this colourful succotash. Southwestern Beef Steak with Succotash Saute   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins   Kids Cook! Get your kids …