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Below is a list of past Ask A Chef recipes for you to enjoy, but please note, we don't publish House & Home magazine recipes online since we try to ensure that some of our content is available exclusively in the magazine, as a benefit to subscribers. Find similar recipes online, or consider and get latest interactive tablet issue available through the iTunes store, a print back issue or a Zinio digital edition. Thanks for your understanding.

Roasted Pumpkin Soup With Harissa & Cilantro Recipe - House & Home
A warm soup from The Canteen in Dartmouth, N.S.

Renée Lavallée, chef and owner of The Canteen, in Dartmouth, N.S., recommends roasting the pumpkins whole to intensify their flavour. Adding lime juice at the end balances the sweetness.

Grilled Flank Steak With Salsa Verde Recipe - House & Home
Catalano Restaurant & Cicchetti Bar's spicy fav.

A spicy and juicy beef favourite from Victoria's Catalano Restaurant & Cicchetti Bar.

Bel Café's Spicy Coconut Soup With Chicken And Mushrooms Recipe - House & Home
Chef David Hawksworth's Asian-inspired starter.

Vancouver Chef David Hawksworth's Asian-inspired starter.

Tangled Thai Salad Recipe - House & Home
A healthy faux-noodle vegetable salad.

Jennifer Houston — head chef and co-owner of Fresh in Toronto — uses a turning slicer (or "spiralizer") to make this salad's signature superlong, noodle-like strands of carrot and yellow beet.

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