Cheesy Chard or Spinach

Source: Recipes for a Small Planet
Date tried: February 9, 2018
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: about 50 minutes starting with uncooked rice. barely 15 minutes if rice is already cooked.

A simple but attractive dish for everyday! The spinach version I used today is very good and I look forward to trying it with chard.

Cheesy Spinach

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Grandma Pauline’s Cheese Muffins

Source: The Parkdale Potluck Cookbook
Date: December 6, 2017
Yield: 6 muffins
Time needed: 15 minutes

This is a nice option for those who prefer a less sweet muffin. Great breakfast food—or any time of day.

Grandma Pauline’s Cheese Muffins

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Rice with Cheese and Tomatoes

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried: November 9, 2017
Yield:6 servings
Time needed: 30 minutes or less

With rice already cooked, this is a real time-saver for a quick one-pot meal. I actually took time to cook the tomatoes in the pot with the vegetables and had the complete dish ready to serve in 20 minutes.

Rice with Cheese & Tomatoes

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Creamed Eggs

Source:Whole Foods for the Whole Family
Date tried:October 24, 2017
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed: 30 minutes

A nice brunch dish. I found it simple to combine making the white sauce with the onion and cheese, so it was one preparation, not two. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a saucepan. Add onions and sauté. Stir in 2 Tbsp. flour, then add 2 cups milk. As it thickens, add the shredded cheese.

Creamed Eggs

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Tandoori Aloo

Source: Indian Recipes Under 30 Minutes
Made: November 16, 2013
Yield: 4-6 servings
Time to make: 30 minutes.

I am still discovering my own neighbourhood.  A few weeks ago I found a lovely Indian grocery store within walking distance.  And I found not only an ingredient which was new to me, chaat masala, but lots of other fascinating new things to try.

On my first try, I don’t think I mastered the instructions to let the potato shells crisp without letting them turn colour, nor do I have a proper grill, so under the broiler has to do.  Nevertheless, although I found the recipe a bit fussy to put together, it is certainly a treat to the taste buds.  And practice, no doubt, will make it seem easier.

Tandoori Aloo (stuffed potatoes)

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