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Let five-spice powder turn a ‘blah’ chicken into warm spice

Eating healthy on a budget and tight schedule means the boneless skinless chicken breast makes frequent appearances on our dinner table. It’s a smart choice as a lean protein one cup of cubed chicken breast has a whopping 43 grams of protein yet only 5 grams of fat (fewer than 2 of those are saturated).

Shortcut Moussaka

A friend recently became a first-time grandmother, and when we went out to lunch she was exhausted. She had been cooking meals for the new parents, and collapsed into her chair saying she hadn’t finished making a moussaka before she had to leave.

“You,” she said, “could do the world a big service by coming up with a quick and easy moussaka.”

Wintertime comfort-in-bowl is savory, meaty braised beef

Ask my daughter Octavia what her favourite food is and she will shoot back, without hesitation, “braised ribs.” Who doesn’t love the comforting meaty aroma that fills the house from ribs cooking slowly in Dutch-oven full of savory, gently-bubbling liquid? That’s wintertime comfort-in-bowl if you ask me.