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Comfort Food with Nadine Fownes

Nadine Fownes baked her first cake in an Easy-Bake Oven when she was a little girl and the kitchen has been her happy place ever since. Nadine celebrates traditional Nova Scotian recipes, sometimes with a modern twist, and always with fresh, seasonal ingredients. She enjoys nothing more than to create something delicious and share it with people she loves. 

NADINE FOWNES' COMFORT FOOD: Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bake

NADINE FOWNES' COMFORT FOOD: Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bake

By switching out some of the usual fillings for healthier options, you can create a tasty batch of burritos that still offers lots of yummy flavour, but are actually quite good for you, too.
Nadine Fownes' Comfort Food: Deep Dish Curried Harvest Pie

Nadine Fownes' Comfort Food: Deep Dish Curried Harvest Pie

If you have been hitting the farmers’ markets this autumn, here is a wonderful way to put all those sweet potatoes, carrots and squash to delicious use.
COMFORT FOOD: Ripe plums to the rescue in this easy and elegant flatbread

COMFORT FOOD: Ripe plums to the rescue in this easy and elegant flatbread

Sweet-tart fruit and salty-creamy cheese are the makings of an impromptu summer party treat from Nadine Fownes's kitchen.
COMFORT FOOD: Pavlova puts wild raspberries on a pedestal

COMFORT FOOD: Pavlova puts wild raspberries on a pedestal

The flavour of freshly picked local raspberries gets the star treatment in this simple but elegant summer dessert.
Comfort Food: Cherry kuchen coffee cake

Comfort Food: Cherry kuchen coffee cake

Juicy, ruby-red Nova Scotia cherries get the star treatment in this buttery-moist and easy summer cake.
COMFORT FOOD: A side dish to make your heart beet faster

COMFORT FOOD: A side dish to make your heart beet faster

Freshly picked summer beets are perfect for enjoying now. Try Nadine Fownes' recipe for roasted beets and feta, either as a side dish or on its own as an warm appetizer.
COMFORT FOOD: Summertime, and the sipping is easy with homemade lemonade

COMFORT FOOD: Summertime, and the sipping is easy with homemade lemonade

Go to the beach or sit in the shade? Decision-making in this heat is best done with a drink of ice-cold homemade lemonade.
COMFORT FOOD: Campfire Nachos are delicious and nutritious

COMFORT FOOD: Campfire Nachos are delicious and nutritious

This hearty, crowd-pleasing dip is so scrumptious and full of flavour, it will be gone before anyone notices that it's made from healthy, low-fat, high-fibre beans.
COMFORT FOOD: Farmers market inspiration

COMFORT FOOD: Farmers market inspiration

A Saturday morning excursion to farmers markets provides springtime supper inspiration.
COMFORT FOOD: Lebanese-style kafta kebabs

COMFORT FOOD: Lebanese-style kafta kebabs

Get your grilling season off right with this flavourful menu, deliciously flavoured with a mixture of seven spices.