Friday, October 24, 2014

Food

HOLIDAY SIDES: Recipe for green beans with tarragon, mustard and sunflower seeds

Admit it, when it comes to preparing a holiday dinner, the greens are an afterthought. You give all your focus to the bird, the stuffing, the mashed potatoes, probably even a couple orange vegetables. But the green stuff? Um... How long does it take to microwave frozen green beans?

THANKSGIVING SIDES: Recipe for cider house butter rolls

We all have parts of the Thanksgiving dinner that we’re willing to outsource. Canned cranberry sauce thrives for this reason.

THANKSGIVING SIDES: Recipe for cider house butter rolls

We all have parts of the Thanksgiving dinner that we’re willing to outsource. Canned cranberry sauce thrives for this reason.

Dishes for Diwali created by Bal Arneson: Chutney, baked cauliflower, palak

“Spice Goddess” Bal Arneson was invited by Dairy Farmers of Canada to create recipes for Diwali, the Festival of Lights, featuring a blend of spices and Canadian cheeses.

THANKSGIVING DESSERT: Recipe for cheddar-whiskey apple pie with butter cracker crumble

Apples and cheddar cheese are such a wonderful pairing, they often are combined in pies. The result is deliciously sweet, with just a hint of creamy-savory for balance.

Cooking real food for your family can be simple and fun, says chef Michael Smith

TORONTO — Preparing family meals can be a source of angst for a lot of people, but Michael Smith reminds parents that the task doesn’t have to be onerous or stressful.

Pizza soup, potato omelette, flaming banana splits among Michael Smith’s favourites

Michael Smith is passionate about cooking real homemade food. In his eighth cookbook, “Family Meals,” the Prince Edward Island-based chef has compiled recipes that he loves to make for his family. Here are three recipes that are particular favourites.
Pizza Soup

HALLOWEEN TREATS: Recipes for liquid mud punch and spicy-sweet mole pumpkin seed clusters

It’s true... Despite what the kids think, not all Halloween treats need to rot your teeth on contact.
Which isn’t to say the goodies we’ve gathered here — a muddy punch and a granola-like snack — don’t have a sweet side. Rather, we decided to take a more balanced approach to our sugar rush. You know, just in case somebody over the age of 12 wanted some.

Recipes for wild rice casserole, cranberry sauce, bannock stuffing, pumpkin ‘latte’

Here are some recipes from First Nations chefs.
Gourmet Wild Rice Casserole (Li Rii Faroosh Kasarool Gormaa)
Wild rice is not rice at all but an aquatic North American grass with edible grains. This recipe would make a great side dish for Thanksgiving dinner. It can be prepared the day before and baked just before serving.
250 ml (1 cup) wild rice (unsoaked)
1 ml (1/4 tsp) salt

Breakfast bars, frittata and roasted chickpeas show eating healthy is also easy

Desiree Nielsen wants people to realize that eating plenty of plant-based foods “will transform your life, transform how you feel when you wake up in the morning, transform what you see when you look in the mirror and transform the quality of your life.”

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