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Thai Grilled Chicken Thighs

Time to fire up the grill! Thai chicken thighs makes for an exotic weeknight dinner that comes together quickly. This recipe features traditional Thai ingredients like fish sauce, fresh coriander, ginger and garlic, infused into juicy chicken thighs that you can serve on rice, over salad, or in a sandwich.  Continue reading

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Pumpkin Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Although sweet potatoes are a staple in my diet throughout the year, Fall is when the fresh crop comes in, the peak season being October to March. In preparing for sweet potato season, here are a few tips to store and prepare them.

Storage: Sweet potatoes store best below room temperature, say in the basement or in a cool dark cabinet. They can last 3-6 months this way so you can buy in bulk and enjoy at your leisure.

Cooking: Sweet potatoes can be boiled, grilled, steamed, baked, made into curly fries… pretty much substituted for white potatoes in any recipe with an added bonus of being an excellent source of Vitamin A, and more vitamin C, calcium and fibre / lower glycemic index compared to white potatoes.

The recipe below is my favourite for Fall, inspired by the storm of pumpkin spiced lattes taking over the city. Cubing and roasting the sweet potatoes are also a much faster way than cooking them whole, while holding the flavour. Continue reading