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Our Tenants’ Favourite Recipes

posted on October 16, 2020

We all love to eat. Whether you're designing an impressive holiday feast, or just making a plan for an ordinary weeknight dinner, Panoramic Properties wants to share some of our tenants’ favourite recipes.

Fall recipes that will make your apartment smell amazing

Fall is in the air! The great outdoors are alive with the crisp smell of the season. Make these delicious recipes right now.

Easy Vegetarian Chili

There may be nothing that makes you feel more cozy in the fall than the smell of chili simmering on the stove. This Easy Vegetarian Chili makes it simple to stock up on comfort food that you can eat all week long! Sauté onions in oil, then add garlic, chili powder, chili flakes, cumin and oregano. Stir for about 30 seconds before adding peppers, carrots, celery and tomatoes. Let it simmer on low, uncovered, for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in beans and corn and simmer for another 5 minutes. To make it even easier, here’s a video tutorial!

Cider-Braised Chicken, Brussels Sprouts and Apples

The aroma of bacon is enough to make almost anyone happy and hungry. When you add herbed apple cider into this Cider-Braised Chicken, Brussels Sprouts and Apples recipe, you’ve got a hearty fall meal that smells as good as it tastes!

Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon

This Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon recipe is a perfectly balanced flavour sensation. The aroma isn’t ‘fishy’ as it’s combined with honey, soy sauce, lemon and garlic. Pan sear the salmon (skin side up) in oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Flip the fish after 6 minutes, add more oil and garlic until fragrant, then add the honey lemon sauce.

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie is the aroma of autumn in a dish! The sweetened condensed milk in this recipe adds richness to the pumpkin custard, which is perfectly spiced. You can break this recipe down into parts if you don’t have time to prepare it in one day. You can make the crust up to three days ahead and keep it chilled in the fridge. The pie filling and baking can be done a day ahead of when you want to eat it. It’s sure to be the highlight of your fall holidays, or any day!

Seasonal Fall recipes

Cooking with seasonal ingredients is a great way to ensure you don’t overpay for fresh produce while eating healthy at the same time. If the fall season has you craving home-cooked comfort food, then Panoramic Properties has just what you need. Try these easy fall recipes that our St. Catharines residents enjoy.

1. Roasted Chicken & Cauliflower


·         4 whole chicken legs

·         3 tablespoons olive oil

·         4 cups cauliflower florets

·         12 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed


Preheat your oven to 400 F. Pat the chicken dry and season. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Place chicken skin side down and cook until browned, about 8 minutes. Flip chicken and cook the other side until browned, about 5 minutes. Next, transfer to a plate. Add cauliflower and garlic to the same skillet. Cook until the cauliflower begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Top with chicken and bake until the chicken is cooked through, about 25 minutes.

2. Smoked Salmon Hash


·         1 1/2 pounds potatoes, diced

·         1/4-cup olive oil

·         1/4-cup creme fraiche

·         1 tablespoon chopped chives

·         2 teaspoons prepared horseradish

·         4 ounces smoked salmon, coarsely chopped


In a skillet, cook potatoes in olive oil over medium-high until tender and season to taste. In a bowl, combine creme fraiche, chives and horseradish then season. Mix potatoes with salmon and serve with creme fraiche mixture.

3. Pumpkin Quesadillas


·         2 cups canned pure pumpkin puree

·         1 teaspoon ground cumin

·         8 8-inch flour tortillas

·         4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

·         1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

·         1/4 cup vegetable oil


In a bowl, stir pumpkin and cumin, then season to taste. Spread mixture over 4 tortillas, then sprinkle with cheese and nuts and top with remaining tortillas. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp. oil over medium-low heat. Cook the quesadillas one at a time, flipping over once and adding more oil between batches, until browned, about 3 minutes. Cut into wedges and enjoy.

4. Thai-Pork Wrap-Ups


·         1 pound ground pork

·         1 clove garlic, grated

·         1 tablespoon vegetable oil

·         1/4 cup chopped cilantro

·         1 tablespoon lime juice

·         1 tablespoon fish sauce

·         1 teaspoon sriracha

·         1 teaspoon brown sugar

·         1 head butter lettuce


Cook pork and garlic in oil over high heat for 7 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in the next 5 ingredients, and then serve with lettuce.

5. Creamy Fruit Dip


·         1 cup sour cream

·         2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

·         1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

·         1 tablespoon fresh orange juice plus 1/8 teaspoon zest

·         Salt and pepper


Mix in all ingredients in a bowl. Serve with sliced apples, pears and pineapple.

Apple recipes: from sweet to savoury

One of the highlights of fall in Ottawa – apart from the changing colours of the leaves and the cool, crispness of the air – is apples. Apples are at their peak right now. We all know how great they are in pies, crisps and other desserts, but they do equally well in savoury dishes too!  

Penne with Sauteed Chicken, Apples and Cranberries

Sweet and tangy apples add another layer of flavour to this Penne with Sauteed Chicken, Apples and Cranberries. A rich and creamy cheese sauce combines brilliantly well with tart and sweet apples and cranberries. You have to try this substantial and satisfying pasta dish this fall.

Apple and Cheddar Frittata

This Apple and Cheddar Frittata is a super-simple and savoury meal for any time of day. It takes only 10 minutes of prep time and a few simple ingredients – eggs, cheese, apples, a little butter, salt and pepper. It pairs well with a green salad or sausages.

Gingered Sweet Potato and Apple Cobbler

This tempting Gingered Sweet Potato and Apple Cobbler combines all your fall favourites in one dish. Sweet, syrupy apples and spicy, gingery sweet potatoes balance each other out perfectly. It’s ready to eat in just over an hour, with 20 minutes of prep time. It’s the perfect dessert to curl up with on a chilly fall day.

Baked Apples Stuffed with Oatmeal Brown Sugar

If you’re not in the mood to bake a pie or put in too much effort — but are still craving a warm, sweet dessert this fall —  Baked Apples Stuffed with Oatmeal Brown Sugar is the way to go. All you need to do is core the apples and stuff them with oatmeal, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. This simple dessert is hard to improve upon, but a scoop (or two) of vanilla ice cream will make it just about perfect.

Comforting vegetarian meals we love

As the weather gets colder in Mississauga this fall, you may find yourself looking for some nice warm comfort food. This can be challenging if you are watching what you eat. The Panoramic Properties blog team is here to help you crush your hunger with some recipes for hearty yet healthy vegetarian meals we love. We hope you love them too!

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger

Sometimes, only a burger will do. Even if you are avoiding meat, the satisfaction of biting into a burger patty, loaded with your favourite fixins and a soft (or lightly toasted) bun is a little bit of heaven. This Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger will hit the spot when your next burger craving hits. It’s easy to prepare and loaded with rice and black beans that pack a protein punch, and the sweet potato is sure to satisfy your hunger.

Swiss Chard & Ricotta Skillet Vegan Pizza

We love this hearty yet healthy Swiss Chard & Ricotta Skillet Pizza. This pizza is super satisfying and completely vegan. If you are not avoiding cheese, you can simply substitute in regular ricotta, rather than this vegan coconut milk version in the recipe.

Truffled Mushroom Cauliflower Risotto

This Truffled Mushroom Cauliflower Risotto is not only a hearty vegetarian meal, but it’s also dairy-free and gluten-free, but definitely not flavour-free! The “rice” in this recipe is made from cauliflower, in case you are trying to avoid grains. Now that you know what isn’t in it, let’s focus on what is – truffle oil. It’s rich and delicious and brings out the flavour of the sliced mushrooms and spinach. This recipe is a healthy and hearty take on risotto perfect for even the most restricted diets and food sensitivities.

Caramelized Onion, Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Penne

A big bowl of pasta is the perfect way to warm up this fall. You can always whip up a batch spaghetti with tomato sauce from a jar – but why? This Caramelized Onion and Roasted Eggplant Tomato Penne is just as easy to make, with only a few simple ingredients, and can even be made gluten-free when you use gluten-free pasta.

Hot recipes for cold nights

When winter arrives in Mississauga, you'll want to warm up, fast. That means you'll need some hearty fare for the many cold nights ahead. 

Queso Dip Mac n’ Cheese

Cold winter nights practically cry out for comfort food. This super cheesy Queso Dip Mac n’ Cheese puts a spicy spin on a comfort food classic. It packs in all the flavour you love in traditional Queso Dip into a hearty pasta dish. It’s loaded with cheese — cream cheese, smoked yellow cheddar, and sharp yellow cheddar — and adds a spicy kick from jalapeño and green chilis. Top it with a little pico de gallo salsa and tortilla chips for a fun and warming weeknight dinner.

Thai Chicken Stew with Potato-Chive Dumplings

This Thai Chicken Stew with Potato-Chive Dumplings is the perfect spicy pick-me-up to warm up with this winter. The gentle warming spices are a great way to clear out your stuffed up winter sinuses. It’s ready in only 45 minutes, so kick off your slushy boots, put on some comfy clothes and dig in — you deserve it!

Chickpea Pulav

The short days and long nights of winter can make you feel like you are always running out of time. After a long day, in the short daylight hours, it’s so nice to come home and enjoy a simple, comforting meal that is easy to make. This one-pot Chickpea Pulav is just the thing. A spicy dish of rice, chickpeas and veggies. It’s also vegan and gluten-free, making it a perfect fit for any lifestyle.

Amateur’s Light Breeze Chicken Chili

A hot bowl of chili is the perfect antidote for chilly winter nights. This aptly named Amateur’s Light Breeze Chicken Chili is a breeze to make, and it makes a lot. With about 30 minutes of prep time (an hour and forty-five minutes total time), you can make a big pot of it (about 15 servings) of super spicy goodness. You can prepare a pot at the beginning of the week and come home to it every night. Just knowing it’s there, waiting for you, is enough to make you feel warm all over.

Cool ice cream recipes for hot summer days

Summertime is ice cream season, and when you make it yourself, it’s even more satisfying. When summer rolls around, the Panoramic Properties blog team has some delicious recipes that are simple to make at home in your Sudbury apartment or townhouse. They don’t require an ice cream machine and contain only a handful of quality ingredients. When ice cream is this easy to make, you won’t feel guilty eating it.

Raspberry Ripple

Make the most of raspberry season this summer with homemade raspberry ripple ice cream. It’s easy to make — just simmer the raspberries and sugar in a pan until it thickens. Whip up sugar and egg yolks, whisk up some cream and swirl in the strained raspberry coulis. Then cover and freeze for at least 6 hours.


This avocado ice cream has lots of healthy fat from the avocado and there are only 2 other ingredients — sweetened condensed milk and 35% cream. That’s it!  Avoid all the additives and multisyllabic ingredients found in store bought ice cream.

Peach Sorbet

This simple and refreshing peach sorbet is made from only four ingredients: peaches, sugar, a dash of salt and a teaspoon of lemon juice. No ice cream maker is required, just put it all in a food processor and freeze overnight.

We hope this handy guide to our tenants’ favourite recipes help create some new favourites for you and your family. 

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