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Bouilli or pot au feu québécois is a traditional beef stew from Québec, Canada. Inspired by the famous dish ‘pot au feu’ from France—a simple stew made of root vegetables, beef, and pork belly simmered until tender. As a kid, I visited my grandparents once or twice a year. They lived in a small and remote village far away in the forest called Lac-des-Aigles (Eagles Lake). We would always arrive in the late afternoon, and the cast iron pot would already be doing its magic on the stove for hours. A succulent and traditional meat stew called Bouilli was the typical welcome smell of my grandma’s place. Such a treat! A Winter Stew This recipe is a flashback to those pleasant visits to my grandparent’s place. My grandma would make this recipe from September, when the root veggies were fully grown, until the end of winter. As one knows, Quebec, my homeland, has inherited…

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Tomato Sauce is a gluten-free cannelloni. Made of spiced ground beef/pork filling with garlic, onion, and rice topped with a tomato sauce. It’s a comforting dish without all the carbs. Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Tomato Sauce are a popular dish throughout Eastern Europe to Asia. Although they have many different variations from place to place, some are made with a side of sour cream others with savoy cabbage, etc. This version is closer to the Polish version called Gołąbki which is a mix of minced beef and pork filling cabbage rolls cooked in the oven with a simple tomato sauce. Cabbage the Magnificent You could use Savoy or red cabbage also for this recipe. Although, the traditional and thickest would be the green cabbage. For once a veggie is used as a container, and cutting on the carbs and gluten is always a welcomed break for…

A vinegar-based coleslaw with caraway seeds, a tad of apple juice to sweeten things up, loads of carrots, and a secret ingredient the Germans use: caraway seeds! It will become your favourite coleslaw, plus ultra healthy without all that mayo. Vinegar-based coleslaw is the first salad I’ve ever loved, and it’s so healthy when no mayonnaise is used… As a child, back in Canada, I used to go to this popular roasting chicken place called Rotisserie St-Hubert. When ordering, they always ask you,” coleslaw creamy or traditional?” I always took the “traditional one,” which I tried to imitate in this Coleslaw with Caraway Seeds recipe with some hidden German magical touch of caraway seeds. A German’s Secret Ingredient Then, I met my husband, a guy from Munich, Germany. Also, it is a place where they do spectacular coleslaws or “kraut salad,” as they call it. They make a few variations, for…

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