One Pot Meals

The holiday season at our house means family movie nights.  For those occasions it’s nice to have a casual, make-ahead dinner that requires little more than to pop it in the oven and wait for the...

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Wicked Mac & Cheese – A Comfort Food Favorite

February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

A truly Wicked Mac & Cheese starts with a good bechamel, and a good bechamel, starts with the right ratio of butter flour and milk. Add cheese and you have mornay sauce, which in my...

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Lentil Sausage & Bacon Casserole - Food Gypsy

Lentil Sausage & Bacon Casserole

March 18, 2013 | 1 Comments

Leaning decidedly French, a big pot full of Lentil Sausage & Bacon Casserole, a one pot meal that takes two pots to make, but who’s counting?! Inspired by a couple of links of mild veal-herb...

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Mushroom Risotto - Food Gypsy

Mushroom Risotto – A Bowl Full of Love

February 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

It’s cold.  We’ve got snow up the wazoo and here comes Valentine’s Day.  For my money nothing says love quite like a bowl of Mushroom Risotto.  It’s a warm, starchy hug that you can wrap...

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Moroccan Inspired Lamb Shanks - Food Gypsy

Moroccan Inspired Lamb Shanks

January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cooked low and slow, until they’re fall off the bone tender, Moroccan Inspired Lamb Shanks is comfort food at it’s midwinter best. Warmly spiced and heavily sauced with rich, meaty intensity. There was a time when farmers couldn’t give shanks away, but...

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Poulet Sauté Chasseur – Hunter’s Chicken

November 18, 2012 | 2 Comments

Poulet Sauté Chasseur, or Hunter's Chicken, crisp sauteed chicken served with a hearty sauce made with tomatoes, mushrooms a splash of white wine and brandy, flavoured with tarragon, this is a French classic, with...

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Chicken Paella - Food Gypsy

Chicken Paella

November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

The warm flavours of saffron, rosemary, garlic and paprika harmonize in rib-sticking batch of Chicken Paella. Straight from the fields of the Valencia region of Spain, workers would gather around the fire,wooden spoon in...

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Russian Borscht, Beety & Meaty

February 8, 2012 | 1 Comments

Made with beets, cabbage, onions and three meats including a smokey kielbasa sausage, salt pork and a nice shank of beef, a good Russian Borscht is winter comfort food that is as rich in aroma...

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Texas Style Chili, big pot - Food Gypsy

Texas Style Chili

January 25, 2012 | 4 Comments

How to warm up on a cold winter night, just wrap yourself around a big pot of Texas-Style Chili. Rather than using ground meat and sauteing, we use a blade roast and slowly braise...

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Nova Scotia Seafood Chowder - Food Gypsy

Old Fashioned Nova Scotia Seafood Chowder

December 12, 2011 | 5 Comments

A Nova Scotia seafood chowder, brimming with chunky bits of sea flesh, it’s good old fashioned Maritime fare.  When the snow flies there’s nothing as satisfying is a big, creamy bowl of chowder. My first chowder came...

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Lobster Chili - Food Gypsy

Lobster Chili & Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Lobster Chili, you’ll be the hit of the tailgate party. MAN FOOD, with a refined twist (and buttery, garlicky, cheesy biscuits)....

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Braised Short Ribs - Food Gypsy

Braised Short Ribs a la Gypsy – Recipe

March 24, 2011 | 1 Comments

This isn't a complicated dish. It's simple, hardworking food. Beef short ribs are an underrated cut of meat. At first glace they're just short, fatty, bone-in chunks of beef. But treat them with...

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