Here are some of Jill’s favourite recipes for you to enjoy. Go ahead and cook up something amazing!
Lamb TagineThis is one of those great Sunday meals. The aromas will tantalize you as this dish simmers either on the stovetop or in the oven.
Josie’s Balsamic BeefThe only disappointment will be that you hadn't discovered this recipe sooner.Easy Black Bean SoupThis super easy recipe combines some of our favourite pantry staples. I love the variety of garnish possibilities.Josie’s Black Bean BrowniesNo one will ever guess that there are black beans in these delicious, moist, gluten-free brownies. For these little miracles we'll be forever grateful to our past resident chef, Josie Pontarelli! TourtièreThis is a special traditional treat Jill makes every Christmas Eve. The pastry is very easy to prepare and so tender and delicious. Serve this with Jill’s Table Apple Tamarind chutney to make it extra special.Easy Lentil and Tomato SoupThis is one of the easiest soup recipes I know. Most of the ingredients are put in the soup pot at once and simmered until the ingredients are tender. It's also an excellent vegan and vegetarian soup. It freezes well.Quick Chicken CacciatoreThis is an amazing short cut of a classic Italian dish. Serve it over Rummo Pappardelle No. 119 pasta or mashed potatoes.Jill’s Garden Tuna Pasta Salad with DillFresh and simple. Everyone needs a go-to salad for summer picnics and backyard events, so why not make this one your number one pick.Caesar Potato SaladCaesar dressing and dip from The Garlic Box brings a next-level twist to classic summer potato salad. We’ve been carrying this local company's products for 20 years and this recent addition has become one of our favourites to use as a dip with veggie trays, too. Pasta with Semi-Dried TomatoesO Sole Mio tomatoes (sold in-store) are extraordinary... perfect, semi-dried tomatoes packed in sunflower oil with basil leaves. Fantastic on bruschetta, in special salads or in this delicious and easy pasta dish! Tex Mex Barbeque PizzaNo need to heat up the house. What could be easier than a delicious Tex-Mex pizza made with barbeque sauce and rotisserie chicken on top of a pre-made shell or naan bread. Sausage and Pepper FrittataThis easy, delicious and colourful frittata is ideal for breakfast, brunch or dinner. Make it your own by changing the type of sausage or vegetables. If you would like this to be a vegetarian meal, omit the sausage and add more vegetables.Asparagus MimosaNothing says spring more than asparagus. This attractive dish is ideal for a buffet table or a special dinner.Easy Tex-Mex Black Bean SoupThis is one of the easiest soup recipes and a good example of how just a few key pantry staples can be turned into a quick and satisfying soup.Pasta e FagioliThis humble pasta and white bean dish is a cross between a soup and a stew. It gets terrific flavour from the addition of a Parmesan rind that simmers in the first stages of cooking.Jill’s Cabbage Roll SoupUnlike cabbage rolls, this soup recipe goes together quickly but provides all the wonderful cabbage roll flavours. It is so delicious!Leek & Potato SoupThis is one of the most satisfying soups, made from two of the most humble ingredients! It is delicious served cold in the summer - and then it is called Vichysoisse. Jill’s Tuna PastaThis is one of our all time pasta dishes using our favourite essentials using tomatoes, pasta and tuna.Dessert CrepesLooking for something special for dessert? Dessert crepes are a year-round favourite. These are packed with colour and flavour thanks to Plaid Shirt Farms' black currant products.Holiday Salad with Roasted SquashA deliciously hearty vegetarian offering for your Christmas table.Bacon OkonomiyakiChef Michael Olson shares his Okonomiyaki recipe from his cook book "Living High off the Hog". It's a Japanese cabbage pancake cooked on a griddle, topped with a delicious sweet sauce, kewpie mayonnaise and bacon! Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Toasted PecansPanna cotta is an Italian dessert that translates to “cooked cream”. Infinitely variable and can be made a day ahead. In this Thanksgiving version we’ve used canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Using gelatin leaves provides a beautifully silky texture. Chicken ProvençalIn under an hour, Jill's Chicken Provençal recipe elevates just a handful of ingredients into a sublime classic. It's a great option for informal entertaining or a quick midweek family dinner (and is tested to work perfectly in our 20th anniversary oval casserole!).Pasta Salad with Carrot Top PestoPerfect for the time of year when bunches of fresh local carrots appear on market stands, inevitably accompanied by their beautiful bushy green tops.Ran’s Basic PaellaChef Ran prepared this hearty dish to highlight the Staub 'One-Pan Wonder' Collection. Be sure to try it out!Fire in the Kitchen Meatball DinnerPerfect at any time of year! Fire In The Kitchen spices are the secret to a truly next-level meatball. We used "3 Alarm" for a zesty kick. Or for that BBQ taste without any grilling, try them with "Smoke Eater". Jill’s Egg SaladMemories of Jill's mom are the inspiration behind this classic sandwich recipe! Jill’s RatatouilleA Rustic French Classic. Stemming from the Provence region of France, this hearty country dish is a mélange of Mediterranean vegetables. Paired to perfection with bread, pasta and rice!Potato and Cauliflower GratinGive your family holiday feasts a delicious twist with this classic potato gratin that adds sweet potato and cauliflower topped with breadcrumbs and cheese. Yum! Cauliflower Mac and CheeseIt may not be the healthiest but nothing transports you back to being a kid like creamy mac and cheese. Plus, get your veggie fix by adding cauliflower.