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10 Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

10 Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

10 Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

Ah, the dreaded back-to-school blues. Even if you're not rushing back to the classroom, post-Labour Day weekend can have us all feeling a little jolted as we bid farewell to summer. Whether you're juggling the return to class or ramping up your work hours, September typically presents itself as a return to reality.

If you're trying to get back into the swing of things and need a break from all the patio hopping, we have compiled a guide to 10 quick and easy weeknight dinner recipes that will have you feeling like you've got your life together (at least in the kitchen).

Meatless Pasta Bolognese

Easy
Meatless Pasta Bolognese
Bolognese purists beware! Many people will argue that there is no such thing as a meatless bolognese, as in essence, bolognese is a meat sauce. However, in the spirit of being inclusive of all dietary related decisions, this recipe was created for those seeking a meatless diet...

Steak Croque Madame

Easy
Steak Croque Madame
This decadent sandwich is a modification of the very classic French sandwich Croque Madame which also happens to be a modification of another sandwich: the Croque Monsieur. The Croque Monsieur, which literally translates to “ Mister Bite (or Crunch),” is essentially a chic and...

Kimchi Bokkeumbap (Kimchi Fried Rice)

Easy
Kimchi Bokkeumbap (Kimchi Fried Rice)
I am definitely not Korean, but I enjoy learning about cuisines from other countries, checking out recipes that already exist by people native to these countries and attempting to make these dishes. This recipe is for kimchi fried rice and although ingredients vary slightly fr...

Braised Sausage With Fennel and Peppers

Easy
Braised Sausage With Fennel and Peppers
Next to grilling, braising sausages with vegetables is quite possibly the simplest and most flavour retaining method of preparation. I used a pork and fennel sausage here but just about any fresh sausage will work. If you are using anything other than pork (such as chicken or ...

Italian Wedding Soup

Easy
Italian Wedding Soup
According to a few internet sources, Italian wedding soup originated from Naples and was initially called minestra maritata, which translates to "married soup," referring to the "marriage" or unity of the various ingredients. To many, it's the soup equivalent of a warm hug; wi...

Mafaldine With Walnut Pesto and Burrata

Easy
Mafaldine With Walnut Pesto and Burrata
There is something so lavish about homemade pesto with fresh basil; whether you make it the traditional method in a mortar and pestle or opt for the quicker route, in a food processor, both approaches are guaranteed to please. Pesto is diverse; whether you prefer the classic b...

Local Asparagus and Chicken Hokkien Mee

Easy
Local Asparagus and Chicken Hokkien Mee
Few things are better than slurpy and unctuously sauced noodles laced with crisp vegetables and savoury chicken breast slices. Hokkien Mee is a stir-fried noodle dish that originates from the Fujian province in China. There are many versions that exist in many other countries ...
10 Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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10 Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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Ah, the dreaded back-to-school blues. Even if you're not rushing back to the classroom, post-Labour Day weekend can have us all feeling a little jolted as we bid farewell to summer. Whether you're juggling the return to class or ramping up your work hours, September typically presents itself as a return to reality.

If you're trying to get back into the swing of things and need a break from all the patio hopping, we have compiled a guide to 10 quick and easy weeknight dinner recipes that will have you feeling like you've got your life together (at least in the kitchen).

Meatless Pasta Bolognese

Easy
Meatless Pasta Bolognese
Bolognese purists beware! Many people will argue that there is no such thing as a meatless bolognese, as in essence, bolognese is a meat sauce. However, in the spirit of being inclusive of all dietary related decisions, this recipe was created for those seeking a meatless diet...

Steak Croque Madame

Easy
Steak Croque Madame
This decadent sandwich is a modification of the very classic French sandwich Croque Madame which also happens to be a modification of another sandwich: the Croque Monsieur. The Croque Monsieur, which literally translates to “ Mister Bite (or Crunch),” is essentially a chic and...

Kimchi Bokkeumbap (Kimchi Fried Rice)

Easy
Kimchi Bokkeumbap (Kimchi Fried Rice)
I am definitely not Korean, but I enjoy learning about cuisines from other countries, checking out recipes that already exist by people native to these countries and attempting to make these dishes. This recipe is for kimchi fried rice and although ingredients vary slightly fr...

Braised Sausage With Fennel and Peppers

Easy
Braised Sausage With Fennel and Peppers
Next to grilling, braising sausages with vegetables is quite possibly the simplest and most flavour retaining method of preparation. I used a pork and fennel sausage here but just about any fresh sausage will work. If you are using anything other than pork (such as chicken or ...

Italian Wedding Soup

Easy
Italian Wedding Soup
According to a few internet sources, Italian wedding soup originated from Naples and was initially called minestra maritata, which translates to "married soup," referring to the "marriage" or unity of the various ingredients. To many, it's the soup equivalent of a warm hug; wi...

Mafaldine With Walnut Pesto and Burrata

Easy
Mafaldine With Walnut Pesto and Burrata
There is something so lavish about homemade pesto with fresh basil; whether you make it the traditional method in a mortar and pestle or opt for the quicker route, in a food processor, both approaches are guaranteed to please. Pesto is diverse; whether you prefer the classic b...

Local Asparagus and Chicken Hokkien Mee

Easy
Local Asparagus and Chicken Hokkien Mee
Few things are better than slurpy and unctuously sauced noodles laced with crisp vegetables and savoury chicken breast slices. Hokkien Mee is a stir-fried noodle dish that originates from the Fujian province in China. There are many versions that exist in many other countries ...