Recipe Outtakes: what you didn’t see in the March 2011 issue of Canadian Living!

The process of deciding what recipes should be photographed for each issue of Canadian Living can be a very frustrating task. In the Test Kitchen, none of us want to see any of our recipes go un-photographed. If we had room to shoot each and every one of them, we would.

Each recipe is special and perfect in its own way. They’re like our little food babies.

Weird? Maybe. But you’d feel the same way if you spent as much time on these recipes as we do!

So, I’ve decided that each and every month I’m going to show you some of what you’ve missed, here on The Food Blog.

While the photos aren’t the glossy, beautiful gems that you’ll find in print — they’re just simple in-house photos that we take with our little digital camera during the recipe development process — they should give you a great idea of what to expect.

Without further ado, I present do you, the March 2011 outtakes!

In Fast Pasta:

Rustic Pesto and Bucatini (page 134)

Ready in 15 minutes!

Rustic Pesto and Bucatini (page 134) – yum!

In Lunch Specials:

Cottage Cheese and Smoked Salmon Salad (page 138)

Ready in 10 minutes!

Cottage Cheese and Smoked Salmon Salad (page 138) — smoky, creamy and so easy!

Broccoli and Cheddar White Bean Spread with Pita Wedges and Crudités

Ready in 20 minutes!

Broccoli and Cheddar White Bean Spread with Pita Wedges and Crudités (page 143) — a great way to get high-fibre beans into your diet.

I always enjoy seeing a photo, just because I love to look at pictures of food. How about you — do you need to see a picture of a recipe before you try it? Are you adventurous and willing go ahead with only the printed word to guide you?

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