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Eric Akis: Middle Eastern touch adds a nice kick to fish dish

Eric Akis: Middle Eastern touch adds a nice kick to fish dish

Salmon fillets, brushed with a spiced honey/olive oil mixture, are baked and topped with ultra savoury tahini sauce and toasted walnuts.
Eric Akis: Beef stew has a robust, Spanish flavour

Eric Akis: Beef stew has a robust, Spanish flavour

Tender, stewed cubes of beef are given a Spanish flavour with olive oil, onions, peppers, garlic, smoked paprika, oregano and olives.
A trio of warming spices makes this beefy Egyptian omelet dinner-worthy

A trio of warming spices makes this beefy Egyptian omelet dinner-worthy

Omelets often are served at breakfast or brunch in the U.S., but in plenty of cuisines the dinner table is fair game, too. Which also means you're not limited to American-style omelets, which can be overly cheesy, greasy and salty.
Eric Akis: Turkey meatballs in hearty gravy an inviting winter meal

Eric Akis: Turkey meatballs in hearty gravy an inviting winter meal

These mustard and herb-flavoured meatballs are topped with a rich gravy, making for a memorable dish if you’re in the mood for comfort food.
Home chef Ella Mills offers some plant-based recipes for anyone tempted by a healthier way to eat

Home chef Ella Mills offers some plant-based recipes for anyone tempted by a healthier way to eat

Ella Mills knows we all want to eat healthier. But the English food writer and businesswoman also knows we're busy and we want everything to taste good. And she understands many of us are nervous about the idea of committing to no meat.
Ella Mills' Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato and Eggplant Ragu

Ella Mills' Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato and Eggplant Ragu

This recipe for her cookbook “Healthy Made Simple” has become Ella Mills' go-to when she's cooking for friends and family. She says it's always a hit, and “you get maximum flavor for minimal effort.
Eric Akis: Fish, cheese sauce and broccoli make a tasty combination

Eric Akis: Fish, cheese sauce and broccoli make a tasty combination

B.C. lingcod is served with a tangy dill-flecked cheese sauce and bright green broccoli florets.
Transform Asian kitchen staples into an umami-packed vegetarian soup

Transform Asian kitchen staples into an umami-packed vegetarian soup

It’s a common misconception that the best soups require long ingredient lists and hours of simmering. In fact, just a handful of high-flavor items can be transformed into an umami-bomb of a soup in just 45 minutes.
Eric Akis: Easy lentil soup has hit of spice and lemon

Eric Akis: Easy lentil soup has hit of spice and lemon

This Middle-Eastern style dish uses simple ingredients — some of which you might already have on hand.
Stephen and Evie McGee Colbert collaborate on cookbook 'Does This Taste Funny"

Stephen and Evie McGee Colbert collaborate on cookbook 'Does This Taste Funny"

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert's next book is very much about stirring the pot.