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Here are some of Jill’s favourite recipes for you to enjoy. Go ahead and cook up something amazing!

Hearty Tuscan SoupThis soup is Tuscan simplicity at its best. Great quality olive oil, tomatoes and beans along with some local vegetables. A heaping spoonful of grated cheese is all you will need to round out this satisfying soup!
Ran’s Lemon/Olive Tuna CrostiniThis recipe is another example of how versatile our favourite canned tuna is. We love the combination of the tangy olives with the garlicky aioli. If you want to make this a lunch, spread the mixture over a piece of your favourite toasted bread and cover with mozzarella cheese. Bake in a toaster oven to make it a “tuna melt”.
Farro SaladFarro is one of the most ancient grains, with its roots in the Mediterranean. This healthy salad features crisp fennel and cucumber. You can buy great local fennel at the outdoor farmer’s market at Covent Garden Market.
Salmon Fresh RollsThis Thai classic gets an update with the addition of smoked salmon and avocado. Perfect for summer entertaining.
Easy ColeslawA simple coleslaw with a few special ingredients to add a kick.
Easy Black Bean SoupThis super easy recipe combines some of our favourite pantry staples. I love the variety of garnish possibilities.
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.
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.
Asparagus MimosaNothing says spring more than asparagus. This attractive dish is ideal for a buffet table or a special dinner.
Spicy Rosemary NutsNuts with a memorable kick. Seasoned to perfection, Jill's rosemary nuts have just the right amount of spice. You're guaranteed to eat this delicious snack by the handful - be sure to use a spoon to serve!
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.
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!
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.
Jill’s Egg SaladMemories of Jill's mom are the inspiration behind this classic sandwich recipe!
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!
Caesar Potato SaladA new take on an old classic. This creamy potato salad is a great addition to any summer barbecue.
Salad NicoiseHailing from Nice, France, salad niçoise (pronounced "nee-suaz") is a protein-rich, composed salad made with raw vegetables, canned tuna and more!
Carrot Ginger SoupAnother great recipe from Jill's new Soups Stews & Breads Cookbook. This recipe takes advantage of the natural sweetness of carrots, made even sweeter by roasting!
Curried Sweet Potato HummusGreat as an appetizer or snack! Switch up your normal hummus by adding curry and sweet potato for an interesting new flavour.
Jill’s Easy GazpachoA classic Spanish soup perfect for a hot day. This chilled soup is easy, healthy and lasts for days. If you don't have a food processor or blender, finely chop the vegetables and combine with liquid ingredients.

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