Bread pudding is often thought of as a comforting dessert, but it also makes a versatile side dish or brunch item.
Accompany this tasty, make ahead one dish meal with a simple Ontario greenhouse salad. This recipe can also be cooked covered in a large paella pan for 20 minutes on the stovetop. Add peas and cook another 5 minutes.
Recipe and photo are courtesy of Foodland Ontario.
Prep Time: 25 mins. | Cook Time: 1 hr. 30 mins. | Serves: 6-8
This bowl of noodles is quick and simple to prepare and only requires a few ingredients, making it an ideal choice for a weeknight or a quick weekend lunch. Nowadays it’s much easier to find fresh soba noodles in the supermarket and these are what I prefer, although you could use any type of noodle.
Prep Time: 5 mins. | Cook Time: 15 mins.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot (big enough to hold all the broth and other ingredients).
Over a medium-high heat sauté the shallots, chili peppers, garlic and ginger until they are just starting to soften, but don’t let them colour.
Add the miso paste and soy sauce and stir to thoroughly coat the shallot mixture.
Add the broth, increase the heat and bring to a boil.
Add the mushrooms and bring back to the boil.
Add the noodles and cook for a remaining 4-5 minutes – the noodles and the mushrooms should be “al dente”.
Divide amongst four bowls and serve with a scattering of cilantro.
I appreciate quick light meals that I don’t have to spend a long time preparing when I get home. While these “adult flavour” mini galettes with mushrooms include other ingredients that might not please younger palates, this is a dish that can absolutely be adapted to anyone’s tastes – meaning, you can customize each galette depending on what you have on hand and according to everyone’s likes/ dislikes – what could be better? And hey, you could always make one large sized galette for everyone to enjoy!
The possibilities for this dish are endless in terms of fillings but one thing’s for sure – you’ll definitely want mushrooms to be the star!
Recipe courtesy of eat.live.travel.write.
Prep Time: 20 mins. | Cook Time: 30 mins. | Serves: 4
2 sheets/ rolls butter puff pastry *
80g Roquefort or other sharp blue cheese, crumbled
4 tablespoons chopped walnuts
10 medium white mushrooms, thinly sliced
6 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons butter
*You could, of course make your own pastry
1. Preheat oven to 400°F / 200°C.
2. Roll out pastry dough and using a bowl approximately 14-15cm in diameter, cut out four rounds. Do not force or stretch the dough. Transfer the dough to a baking tray either lined with parchment paper or a Silpat.
3. Place the cheese in the middle of each pastry round, leaving about 2cm around the edge of each round.
4. Sprinkle each pastry round with a tablespoon of the chopped walnuts.
5. Place about 8 mushrooms’ worth of slices on top of the walnuts, pressing into the cheese/walnut mixture.
6. Place 3 cherry tomato halves on each pastry round.
7. Fold over the edges of the dough (making 4-5 folds, one fold at a time) and pressing lightly on the corners to gently seal the galettes.
8. Brush the beaten egg on the dough border. Bake for 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown and the cheese melted.
9. Meanwhile, sauté the remaining mushroom slices in the butter. Drain on a paper towel and set aside until the galettes are cooked.
10. When the galettes are cooked, remove from baking tray to a cooling rack and cool for about 5 minutes. Place the sautéd mushroom slices on each galette and serve warm with a green salad.
Mushrooms and Beef are the perfect pairing and great to blend and extend your budget. This delicious appetizer is tasty and has an extreme wow factor.
Recipe courtesy of Karen from Kravings Blog, Photo by Adam Ahmed.
Prep Time: 20 mins. | Cook Time: 20 mins. | Makes: 48 mushrooms.