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21 Feb, 2014

Five recipes for things I am craving right now

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

Black bean chili with corn (pictured above) Warm butternut squash and chickpea salad Lemon chicken with bok choy Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce Mini baked donuts (This one sounds like a good thing to do with the kids!) Share the post “Five recipes for things I am craving right now” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponE-mail

28 Jan, 2014

Savory “upside down” chicken pot pie recipe

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

I’ve had this recipe kicking around for years – written longhand on a sheet of paper. So long, in fact, that I decided I needed to get it down in a digital format to avoid catastrophe. And THEN I thought, hey, why not share it here too? There’s no photo, because it doesn’t look pretty […]

It’s been awhile since I’ve written a “will they eat it” post here on the Fishbowl… mostly because I’ve been cooking up the same dozen recipes over and over. I felt like it was high time to get out of my rut so I poked around for a new chicken recipe that might win my family […]

23 Nov, 2013

My new fave recipe for dry rub

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

Awhile back I bought a package of chicken drumsticks, somewhat grudgingly, with a sigh. They were on sale ($4.23 for 8 pieces), but I had no clear idea what to do with them. This dry rub makes the chicken very flavourful, and it works with the skin on or off. (We make drumsticks with the […]

15 Oct, 2013

Will they eat it: Turkey Curry

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

This is one of my favourite recipes for turkey curry. It makes great use of leftover Thanksgiving turkey too. Let me know if you try it!


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