To get a head start, roast the garlic, caramelize the onions, and even assemble this robust casserole the day before you plan to serve it. Use leftover roasted garlic to flavor soups, or combine with olive oil as a spread for toasted baguette slices. Pancetta is Italian unsmoked bacon. You can substitute regular smoked bacon, but use less, as the smoky flavor is more assertive.

serves 8
You might need to buy:
  • whole garlic head
  • vertically sliced onion
  • white wine vinegar
  • dried thyme
  • bay leaf
  • grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • chopped fresh parsley
ready in about 20 minutes; serves 12
You might need to buy:
  • whole wheat flour
  • wheat germ

These are just your basic whole wheat pancakes. I usually make them with sauteed apples, cinnamon and sugar. Delicious and fluffy!

ready in about 20 minutes; serves 8
You might need to buy:
  • whole wheat flour
  • baking powder
  • cinnamon
  • eggs lightly beaten
  • fat free milk
  • canola oil
ready in about 35 minutes
You might need to buy:
  • cheese slices

amazing onthe grill

You might need to buy:
  • teriaki tenderloin from Shoppers
serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • onion
  • button mushrooms
  • garlic
  • Italian seasoning
  • white wine
  • stewed Italian-style tomatoes
  • chicken broth
  • chicken breast
  • egg noodles
You might need to buy:
  • butter
  • dried thyme
  • dried marjoram
  • leftover cooked new potatoes
  • reduced-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • reduced-fat sour cream
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • chopped fresh chives
You might need to buy:
  • mixed greens
  • sliced strawberries
  • sliced kiwi
  • reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • honey
  • sesame oil
  • honey mustard
  • Salt and ground black pepper

This makes a strong vinaigrette

You might need to buy:
  • Grey Poupon mustard
  • good red wine vinegar
  • olive oil
serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • sesame oil
  • vegetable or peanut oil
  • Hoisin sauce
  • soft flor tortillas